Danny Wilson Young, 64, Elizabethton, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Veteran's Hospital in Nashville. He was surrounded by his wife and children.
He was a native of Smithville, Tennessee; he was a son of the late Doak Wilson Young and Audrey Dell Young Harris. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Joanna Arnold and Janis Evans.
He had lived in Carter County for a number of years; he also traveled regularly as a mechanical contractor. Danny served in the United States Army, Military Police, for two tours during the Vietnam Era.
He enjoyed wood working and tinkering in his workshop and was an avid Vols Fan who listened mostly to the Rolling Stones, but had a deep appreciation for most classic rock and anyone who shared a stage with Mick and Keith. He had the best sense of humor and was always making jokes. Danny would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it, and give you a few extras just in case. He was known as being kind and generous. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Survivors include his wife: Kathy Edwards Young; son: Chad Young and wife, Casi, Nashville; daughters: Emily Young, Knoxville, Lindsay Young Honaker and husband, Brian, Knoxville. He is also survived by two step-daughters: Selina Stout and husband, Shaun, Elizabethton, and Ronda Carpenter and husband, Joseph, Elizabethton; and their children: Maylie Stout, Gage Stout and Benjamin Carpenter. Lastly, his niece, Ronda Young and husband, Tim, Smithville.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014, in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dean Smith officiating. The Eulogy will be given by Chad Young.
Interment will follow in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion & Tennessee National Guard. Music will be provided by Sally Berry and Bill Anderson. Active Pallbearers will be: Ronnie Tramel, Tim Young, Shaun Stout, Joseph Carpenter, Brian Honaker and Joe Smithdeal.
The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to everyone who provided support of any kind during Danny's hospital stay and especially the staff in MICU at the Veterans Hospital in Nashville.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Young to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel, Elizabethton, TN, is serving the Young Family.