God welcomed a mighty warrior home. JD Young, age 73, of the Arbuckle Community, went home on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 in the Valor Hospice Unit of the Charles George VA Medical Center. A native of Yancey County he was a son of the late Roy and Estella "Granny" Young. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Wayne, Harold and Bill Young. JD was a Vietnam Veteran. He was Chairman of Deacons and a member of Sullins Branch Baptist Church. He worked at Air Preheaters for 20 years and for 14 years at Ethan Allen Furniture Mfg. He enjoyed working on classic cars.
Surviving is his loving wife of 51 years, Barbara Winters Young; daughter, Kim Young of Arbuckle; son, Greg Young of Windsor; grandchildren: Daniel Stevens, Emily Young, Brandi Young Phillips (Dillon) and Kaitlyn Renfro (Reid); great-granddaughter, Emma Phillips; great-grandson, Jayden Stevens; step great-grandson, Aiden Phillips and sisters-in-law: Ethel Young and Shirley Young both of Arbuckle. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 1st at Sullins Branch Baptist Church. Rev. Ken Jenkins and Rev. Dallas Renfro will officiate. Burial will follow in the Gus Young Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 3 p.m. at the church.
The family would like to thank the Charles George VA, Valor Hospice and all the nursing staff for the excellent care given to JD and to his in-home aid, Alisha Rupard, for her care and compassion.
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