Walt Young retires on Wednesday, but Tuesday morning, he gave his last haircut to a customer who has been going to him every week for 50 years.
"It sure has been wonderful," Young said to his longest-standing customer Lowell Eden.
Young had tears in his eyes when he said goodbye to Eden.
The barber has been buzzing and trimming since Truman was in office but now, at 81, Young is retiring.
He says his work has always been about the people and that is what he will miss the most.
Young says it is a shame that barbershops are now few and far between.
"They're all gone. There's only one barbershop between Colfax and Hampden. There's only one barbershop between Broadway and Aurora. They're a thing of the past. In my barbershop here I relish that," Young said.
Young will give his last haircut Wednesday afternoon. He says he is not sure what he will do next. He plans to take it one day at a time.
(Copyright KUSA*TV, All Rights Reserved)