2021ObituariesUncategorizedRichard Melton Young

November 6, 2021by SealeUser4
Young, Richard

June 3, 1929 – November 4, 2021

Richard Melton Young, born and raised in Kentwood, LA, passed away peacefully at his home in Denham Springs, LA on Wednesday, November 4, 2021 at the age of 92.  He graduated from Kentwood High School in 1946 and worked with his parents and brother on their dairy farm until 1952 when he was drafted into the Army. He spent nine months in combat in the Korean War on the 38th parallel in the 7th infantry division as a squad leader and gunner. After being honorably discharged, he attended Moler Barber College in New Orleans, LA and became a barber. He continued his practice at Young’s Barber Shop on Range Avenue in Denham Springs, LA for the next 52 years until he retired in 2009 at the age of 80. He married the love of his life, Vertie Esquinance, and they later welcomed their only child, Brenda, into the world.  Richard was preceded in death by his wife Vertie, parents Melton and Eva Young, sisters Mattie Louise Young and Leontine Young Meacham, and brother Shelby Young. He is survived by his daughter Brenda Young, sister-in-law Margie Esquinance, numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family. Visitation will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Denham Springs, LA on Monday, November 8, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. which will be celebrated by Father Vincent Dufresne.  Interment will follow on the grounds of Evergreen Memorial Park.  Sincere thanks to Life Source Hospice for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.




  • Joanne Danna

    November 8, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. My mom, Ruth Schlette, (passed 10/10/21) always spoke so highly of him! Prayers to you all. May they Rest In Peace.


  • Barbara Dugas Cheney

    November 7, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Your parents were most admire in our town now city..I remember you from DSJH. Many special memories will see you through this time
    Mrs. Cheney


  • Brenda

    November 6, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Brenda, Rusty and I are so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved Dad. Praying for comfort for all.


  • Duane Breaux

    November 6, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    Sorry to hear about Mr Young’s passing. He cut my hair for several years. Prayers for his soul and family.


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