Clyde D. Young, Jr. “Pop”

Age: 87
Address: Plumtree, NC
Date of Death: Sunday, May 27, 2013
Arrangements: Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home.

Details: Clyde D. Young, Jr. “Pop” of Plumtree, formerly of the Newdale Community went home to be with the Lord, Sunday May 26, 2013 at Life Care Center of Banner Elk.  A native of Yancey County. he was a son of the late Clyde D. Young, Sr. and Ola Mae Ray Young and the husband of Eleanora Woody Young who died in 2010.   He was also preceded in death by sisters Evelyn Young and Kathleen McCollum and brother Joe Young.  He was a graduate of Micaville High School, a World War II Navy Veteran and retired from Belk-Broom in Spruce Pine after 38 years service.  After retirement, he worked with the U S Park Service and was at the ribbon cutting for the opening of the Linn Cove Viaduct.  Clyde was a Charter Member of the Yancey County Camp of the Gideons International.
     Surviving are his daughter: Cheryl Lynn Buchanan and husband Buck of Plumtree; a  brother: Rev. Thomas Young and wife Zeta of Nitro, W. VA; a sister-in-law: Shirley Young of Melborne, Fl.; grandbaby pets BoBo and Precious; niece; Mariam Gillespie and husband Billy and their sons: Noah, Eli and Micah of Huntington, W VA; nephews: David Young of Columbus, Ohio,; John Young and wife Char of Charleston, W VA; Greg, Jeff and Nicki Panasuk and wife Mary of Melborne; Cheryl’s brother: Chuck Cable and wife Pam and their daughter; Jessica; step daughter: Susan Hollifield; special care giver and ‘buddy’ Angela Buchanan of Spruce Pine and several special cousins..
     Funeral services will be held at 7 P. M. Thursday in Newdale Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member and Elder.  Revs. Jim Taylor,  Bobby Justus and Joe Bennett will officiate.  Private family burial will be in the Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Russell Saxon, Floyd Holcombe, Joh Young, Larry and Michael Fortner and Donnie Buchanan.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Newdale Presbyterian Church, Clyde and Eleanora Young Memorial Fund, 71 Newdale Church Road, Burnsville, NC 28714 or The Gideons International, P. O. Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.
     The family wishes to extend a special 'Thank You' to workers at Life Care Center in Banner Elk.

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