Thomas "Tommy" Young

thomas young

September 15, 1954 ~ March 6, 2019

Resided in: Fairview, North Carolina

Thomas “Tommy” William Young, 64, of Fairview, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Ted and Ruby Young and was also preceded in death by one bother, Robert Floyd “Bobby” Young, who died at the age of 4. Tommy worked as an HVAC technician for Buncombe County Schools for 20 years before becoming the owner and operator of his own company, Tommy’s Heating And Cooling, which he ran for 13 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially bass fishing, as well as spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Darlene McBrayer Young; two sons, Robert Thomas Young (Stephanie Ownbey) and Gregory Matthew Young (Kendall Vail); one sister, Pat Whiteside (Michael) and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 10 in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian and will be officiated by Pastor Kevin Wimbish. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. Flowers are appreciated, but for those who choose, memorial donations may be made in Tommy’s name to a charity which supports the outdoors.

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  1. Most sincere condolences are extended to Tommy’s family on behalf of the MacBrair Family Association. May he rest in peace.

  2. I worked with Tommy for many years at the Maintenance. Department. He was a good friend. Prayers for Darlene and the family.

  3. I am so saddened to hear of Tommy’s passing. Mr. Young maintenance my furnace for years. He was a wonderful friend and a devoted family man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Pat, Carl and I are so saddened to hear about your brother, Tommy. You and your family will be in our prayers and our thoughts.

  5. Greg, Rob & families, So sorry to learn of your dad’s sudden passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Much love.

  6. I knew Tommy..from Valley Springs..He rode sorry to hear this..prayers for family..

  7. Pat, I’m so sorry to hear about Tommy. One of the ‘class of 60’ from Biltmore. I vividly remember coming to your house and Tommy coming to mine on Le-an-Hurst to play. Just had the service for my dad today and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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