Address: Arbuckle Community
Date of Death: Monday, December 24, 2012
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Wayne Young of Newdale, passed away on Christmas Eve, 2012, following a long illness. The son of the late Roy and Estella “Granny” Young, he was born in the Arbuckle Community in 1934. After losing one hand in a childhood accident, he began working in the mica industry at age 14. Over the next five decades he was employed by Burnsville Mica Company, Hassett Mining Company, Diamond Mica Company, and U.S. Gypsum Corporation. He was also a co-founder and partner in C&Y Pallet Company and Tri-County Well Drillers, while in his later years he operated a gravel-hauling service and ran a small flea market. In addition, he was a notary public and a longtime member of Newdale Volunteer Fire Department, serving for several years as the department chief and attended Faith Fellowship Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, tinkering with mechanical equipment, welding folk art sculptures, and raising goats.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years and mother of his seven children, Helen Dellinger of Avery County. He is survived by six daughters: Wanda Duncan and husband, Tommy, Rosalie Burleson and husband, Tim, Tammy Wilmesherr and husband, Jon, and Kristi Lance and husband, David, all of Mitchell County; Teresa Young and husband, Eric, and Renee Fender and husband, Darren, all of Yancey County; one son, Kevin Wayne Young, of the home; 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; three brothers, Bill, Harold, and J.D. Young, all of the Arbuckle Community; a second wife, Estelle Bryant of Micaville.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 28, at Yancey Funeral Services. Revs. David Gillespie and Lawrence Glenn will officiate. Burial will follow in the Will Young Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the JAMES Medical Missions Project c/o of Faith Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 756 Micaville, NC 28755, or to Hospice of Yancey County. Yancey Funeral Services is serving the Young family.