Thomas Allen Young, 69, of Ripplemead departed this life Thursday morning, December 20, 2008 at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, VA. Born in Giles County on October 4, 1938 he was a son of the late Robert Alec and Mary McGuire Young of Pembroke. He was a veteran of the U S Army, and had earned his living as a machinist before he was disabled. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Buddy Young.
He leaves to cherish his memory three daughters and sons-in-law Felicia and The Rev. Todd Kingrea of Etowah, TN, Shelly and Jerry Williams of Ripplemead, Pam and Hector Watson of Chester, PA; a brother and sister-in-law Barry and Bonnie Young of Pembroke; a sister Caroline Buchanan of Pearisburg; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted Saturday morning at 11:00 AM at Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg with The Rev. Todd Kingrea officiating. The family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke Friday evening from 6 to 8 PM and at other times at the home of his daughter Shelly Williams in Ripplemead. In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made to The American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.