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Funeral arrangements set for Rep. Bill Young

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TAMPA (FOX 13) -

Funeral arrangements have been set for Florida Congressman Bill Young.

A public funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks on Ulmerton Road in Largo.

Burial is private.

Young died Friday night at the age of 82.

As the longest-serving Republican in congress, Young was a strong supporter of the armed forces. He represented Pinellas County in the state legislature and the US congress for 50 years.

Young's body was flown into Pinellas County Monday afternoon. He arrived at the U.S. Coast Guard's Air Station in Clearwater.

A public visitation will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center on Grand Avenue in Pinellas Park.

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