Howard Young, age 90, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on September 12, 2020. He is now in the arms of Jesus.

He was born January 4, 1930 in Bakersville, NC. Mr. Young was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Dallas, Carlos, Glenn, and Scott Young.

An Army veteran who served in Korea and Germany, Howard returned to the mountains of North Carolina to raise his family. There he served as Postmaster in Bakersville, Burnsville, and Spruce Pine. In the words of Dad, “I’ll let you get back to your snake killing.”

Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Marietta, and two sons; Randy and wife, Susan of Lancaster, SC and Tom and wife, Kelly of Matthews, NC as well as three granddaughters, three step granddaughters, and six step great grandchildren. He was especially close to nephew Ed Young and wife, Dee of Spruce Pine.

A graveside service will be held at Green Young Cemetery in Bakersville on Sunday, September 20th at 2:00 pm.

An outdoor service will be held at Pineville United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 19th at 10:00 am.

Memorials may be made to: Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, Charlotte, NC or to Pineville U.M.C., 110 South Polk St, Pineville, NC 28134.

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