Sunday, December 21, 2014



William “Bill” David Younkin, 68, Ottawa, Kan., died April 15, 2014, at Ransom Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church, Ottawa, Kan. Family members are set to receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Lamb-Roberts Funeral home, Ottawa.

He was born Dec. 7, 1945, in Newton, Kan., the son of George J. and Rita K Bradshaw (Boyle) Younkin.

Bill graduated from Newton High School in 1963 and attended Wichita State University.

Bill joined the U.S. Navy in 1963. He had a 22-year career with Otasco at several locations, starting as a trainee and becoming a manager, settling in Ottawa in 1988. Bill also worked at Ottawa Truck for two years. He went to truck driving school and was an over the road trucker for four years. He then went to work at AutoZone as the commercial accounts manager, retiring in 2011 after 15 years with the company.  

Bill was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Newton, Kan., and attended Faith Lutheran Church, Ottawa, Kan. He was a 16-year charter member of the Over the Road Gang.

Bill loved his grandchildren. He also loved NASCAR and was a big Clint Bowyer fan, and a Darrell Waltrip fan in the past. He often would go to the races with his kids and loved the Kansas Speedway. 

He married Marceline Masten in 1967. They later divorced.

He married Linda Shaver in 1994. She survives of the home.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Scott Younkin and his significant other, Crystal Ahlin, Lawrence, Kan.; Stacy Younkin and his wife, Phyllis, Eudora, Kan.; stepson, Adam Wadkins and wife, Rebekah, Wellsville; grandchildren, Austin Higgins-Younkin, Cooper Younkin, Dakota Younkin, Marcie Younkin, Autumn Ahlin, Shelby Younkin, William Younkin, Nicholas Younkin, J.D. Wadkins and Flint Wadkins.  

Bill was preceded in death by his father, George; and stepfather, Walter Bradshaw.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Bill Younkin Memorial Fund through Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa KS 66067.

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