Skip to comments.Legendary Singer, George Younce passes away (The Cathedral Quartet)
Posted on 04/13/2005 8:07:50 AM PDT by Blogger
Singing News has learned that the legendary George Younce has passed away. According to George's son-in-law, Ernie Haase of Signature Sound, George passed away at approximately 3:30 a.m., Monday, April 11, 2005.
In a conversation with Singing News' Danny Jones, Ernie Haase asked for everyone's prayers for the entire Younce family during this difficult time. He further states that the family wants everyone to know that George loved the people of Southern Gospel Music and often spoke of the kindness and love he encountered from the fans. George never forgot the fans . . . and the fans will never forget George.
George Wilson Younce was born near Lenoir, NC, February 22, 1930, George Washington's birthday. According to George's brother, Eugene (Brudge, as he is known by many Southern Gospel Music followers), their dad just couldn't resist naming the baby George in honor of the country's first president. Mr Younce also added a middle name of Wilson - not for President Woodrow Wilson, but for the doctor who delivered George.
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Rest in peace to my possible relative....
R.I.P. George Younce
Probably the best bass singer of recent times. Not completely the lowest, but no slouch either. He will be missed.
God bless him. That was a great Gospel group.
The Cathedrals were a wonderful group and George Younce was the best bass I ever heard.
Listening to "Going Home" tonight for one of the giants of gospel music.
May he forever rest in peace. I have an uncle who listens to gospel music 24/7 if possible, worked as DJ doing so for years. He will be missed.
The Cathedrals were the greatest. Our loss is Heaven's gain. George was one of the nicest men I do believe that I never met. I love to hear him sing. He was so sincere. I believe he lived what he sang about. May God continue to bless his family and to comfort them in their time of sorrow. This old house is now at rest. May God rest your soul George. So long my friend that I never met.
I did meet him, several times, and he was a sweety for sure. Just like he appeared on stage (but a bit tireder at times).