A public visitation will be held for Congressman C.W. Bill young next Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park.
A public funeral is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks. Graveside services will be private.
Longtime U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican member of the House, died at Friday.
Young checked into
President Barack Obama has released the following statement:
‘Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Congressman C.W. Bill Young. For over 50 years Bill served the people of
Young’s early political career stems from the state of
‘Bill Young's love for his country and our community was best shown in his dedication to public service. Tonight, we lost a champion who never forgot where he came from and always had
Jack Harris, radio personality and host for AM Tampa Bay, knows what Young not only meant for our country, but also what he meant for the Tampa Bay Area.
“There were a lot of people who had a hand in saving MacDill Air Force Base from the Base Closure Commission, including Sam Gibbons and Al Austin, but Bill Young was the guy most responsible for keeping it here,” said Harris. “His seniority will be irreplaceable and his love of
Family attorney David Jolly said the family has notified the offices of the speaker of the U.S. House and the governor of Florida of Young’s death and the vacancy in the 13th Congressional District.