January 24, 1929 ~ August 18, 2003

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC,
Resided in: Fairview, NC

Fairview ~ John Henry Young, 74, of Cane Creek Road, died Monday, August 18, 2003 in an Asheville hospital. A native of Buncombe County, Mr. Young was the son of the late Harley Raymond and Adalee Warren Young. Mr. Young served with the National Guard and worked as a dairy farmer. He served on the Board of Directors of the Farm Bureau for forty years, Tweeds Chapel Cemetery Board of Directors, Board of Directors for Southern States, member of the NC Beef Association and the NC Dairy Association. Mr. Young was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Helen Desma Dotson Young; two sons, Randy Young and his wife, Melissa and Gregg Young and his wife, Kim, all of Fairview; six grandchildren, Kile, Stephen and Joshua Young and Katie, Matthew and Luke Baunack; one sister, Dr. Mary Wyche of Johnson City, TN and one brother, Ferrell Young of Fairview. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian on Long Shoals Road with Revs. Steve Harris and Don Birchfield officiating. Interment will follow in Tweeds Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 - 8:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or a donation may be made to one’s favorite charity.

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  1. Greg,
    I have a lot of fond memories of your dad. I will forever be grateful for the advice he gave me in high school. We are praying for you, your Mom and Randy.

    We love you,
    Byron & Sherri

  2. Mrs. Young,
    We are sorry to hear about Mr. Young. We would like to offer our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers will be with you. May God bless you.

  3. The Henry Young Family.
    Please except our sincere condolences during this sad time in your lives. Henry will be missed by all.
    Harley Fender. Former fieldman for Biltmore Dairy Farms.

  4. We are very sorry about Henry Young’s death. Our prayers are with Mrs. Young and the family. Maybe God comfort you,

  5. We were truly sorry to hear about Henry. He always had a smile on his face and kind word for everyone.
    May God bless, comfort and feel the void this will leave in your lives.

  6. Ferrell and Georgia,

    It has been 32 years since we lived in the ‘milkman’s’ house and were your neighbors, but I hope you remember me. I will always remember how good you all were to us when we lived there. I was so sorry to read in the paper that Henry had passed away. I am sorry I will not be able to attend the visitation or the funeral. I will be at my job in Rabun Gap, Ga. The entire family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless each of you.

  7. Des, Randy, & Greg, I just felt like sharing this story with you simply to further demonstrate the kind of man Henry was. When Ian died, he came over to Mom and George’s house to see Tracy and Claire. I can still picture that sincere look on his face as he managed to say in broken words that he needed me to find out about Tracy’s house payment and when it would be due. He genuinely cared and was worried that in her distraught state she might lose their home, and he just made it clear to me that he needed to know when and how much. I can’t tell you how much that gesture of kindness has meant to me, and I have no doubts that he would have done anything to help her out! Fortunately, Ian had a lot of insurance, so Tracy has been blessed in that respect. Henry cared about everyone, and I feel so lucky to have been able to call him ‘uncle’. I’ll miss him terribly. You better believe Ned will feel his loss as well. Much love to all of you. Rene’


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