AHOSKIE – Franklin Donald Young, 74, of the 100 block of Morris Road, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at his home.
Mr. Young was born in Bertie County, a son of the late Grover Cleveland and Nannie Trummell Young. He was retired after over 28 years as a service station operator.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Margaret Willoughby Young; his daughters, Vickie Young of Ahoskie and Laurie Leary and husband Jeff of Tarboro; his son, Michael Young and wife Holley of Colerain; a brother, Carroll Young of Ahoskie; and grandchildren, Amanda Elizabeth Creviston, Bryan Patrick Creviston, Lauralee Margaret Leary and Jilianne Grace Leary, Bryan David Drew and Brittany Jane Drew. Besides his parents, Donald was predeceased by his brothers, Grover Cleveland Young, Jr., Marshall Freeman Young, Joseph Jennings Young; and a sister, Jean Elizabeth Young.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 1:00 PM. Thursday, May 28, 2009 in the Ashley Memorial Chapel of Garrett-Jones Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jimmy Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Stoney Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening and other times at the home.
Uncle Donald was a wonderful man. He has always been kind to me and my family. Vicky, Laurie, and Michael, you are so lucky to have had a great Dad that loved you unconditionaly and was extremly proud of you. I am so happy for all of you to have gotten the chance to hear and share his love and proudness of you at the family reunion. I was honored to be there with each and everyone of you.I wish that I could have had that same chance with my Dad. I know that the coming days and years may be hard, especially those special occasions that you shared together as a family, but you all have each other to lean on and over time things will get better. May God Bless You All!!
Uncle Donald , will be missed by many friends as well as all of his relatives. He was the closest looking Brother that my Dad had. He was another man that would give you the shirt off of his back if he thought it would do you any good. He wanted to listen to what you had to say before he spoke. Uncle Donald was the type of guy that loved to talk about the past, mostly because it was his past,and I don’t believe it was so good and I don’t think he wanted you to have to experience the mistakes that he went through … He talked all the time about how proud he was of his children and his grandchildren …and his wife … He even bragged about their accomplishments …and how they would help each other out… I remember him saying he was going to preplan his funeral so his family wouldn’t have to worry about it when the time comes… Is that considerate or not … May your Soul Rest and May You become a Fisher of Man for the Lord !!! I’ll miss You forever ,Like My Own Father … Grover C.
I’m sorry so to hear that Mr. Young passed away. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.