Floyd E. Young Sr., 74, died unexpected Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at his home in Rockland.

Born April 10, 1940, he was the son of Clyde and Ilene Nye Young. Educated locally he was a 1958 graduate of Rockland High School.

Following high school Floyd went to work for Van Baalens. For over 20 years he was a dedicated employee, continuing with company as it changed to Nautica. Later Floyd worked at School House Togs eventually retiring from there.

Floyd is remembered for his green thumbs. He loved gardening and could grow anything. He also took great joy in target shooting, always challenging himself to become better at the sport.

He was an accomplished artist who taught himself to play guitar and wrote many songs. He has also completed several oil paintings, and especially enjoyed painting nautical and nature scenes.

Floyd was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Cleo Young, Clyde Young Jr., Loren Young Trahon; and a sister Ilene Young. He is survived by his first wife Opal Miller; his second wife Judith Carlson; his sons, Floyd E. Young Jr. and his wife Laurie of Rockland, Michael Young and his wife Amy, Rodney Young and his wife Tina of Sarasota, Fla.; his brothers, George Young and his wife Dorothea of Rockland; John Young Sr. and his wife Kay Burgess of Rockland; five grandchildren, Alexander and Benjamin Young of Thomaston; Amber Jean Young of Florida, Jody Young and Amanda Hamblen; great-grandchildren Samantha, Sarah, Johnny; as well as several nieces and nephews including, Sharon Mariner, Donald Young, John Young Jr., Alden Young, and James Snyder.

A service of remembrance will be held Monday, Aug. 11, at 1 p.m. at Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home. The Rev. Walden Chandler will officiate. Interment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery, South Thomaston.

To share a memory or condolence with Floyd’s family, please visit his Book of Memories at bchfh.com.