Edgar Young Sr.

SPRUCE PINE Edgar Young Sr., 79, of Swiss Pine Lake Drive in Spruce Pine, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at the John F. Keever Solace Center.

Born on Aug. 8, 1938, in Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Octavis and Gertrude Ray Young. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by first wife, Juanita Parker Young, who passed away in 1992. He was also preceded in death by his grandchildren; Joshua Young-Humes and Lockland Fowler;and a brother, Lawrence Howard Young. Mr. Young was a member of the Addies Chapel United Methodist Church and was retired from Baxter Healthcare. He was a graduate of Barber-Scotia College. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle soul that loved his family and particularly his grandchildren. He enjoyed reading the newspaper and watching the news on MSNBC. He was an ardent UNC Tar Heels fan.

Left to cherish his memory, are his wife, Ella Sue Swepson Young of Spruce Pine; his children, Edgar Young, Jr. and wife, LaWanda of Durham, Jackie Young of Asheville, Shawn Young and wife, Tamela of Charlotte, Deniece Forney and husband, Calvin of Rutherfordton, Ivory Fowler and wife, Jeannie of Morganton, Paula Fowler of Marion, and Shawjuan Fowler and wife, Nicole of Marion; there are 24 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence at the funeral service celebrating the life of Edgar Young Sr. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m., at the Addies Chapel United Methodist Church with the Revs. Walter Pegues, George Banks, and Travis Wynkoop officiating.

The quiet hour will be at the church Saturday, Feb. 17, from 12 until 1 p.m. A time to support the family, share memories, and receive friends will be on Friday, Feb. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the McDowell Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, the Rathburn House, or John F. Keever Solace Center.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Duke Medical Center doctors and staff, Dr. Jean G. Spaulding, Blue Ridge Regional Hospital, Mission Hospital, Dr. Brie Folkner, 21st Century Oncology, Medi-Home Care, and the Staff and Volunteers of John F. Keever Solace Center for their wonderful care of Edgar during his illness.

Words of comfort may be e-mailed to the family by going to our website; www.webbfh.com., selecting Edgar Young Sr's. name and then you may sign his guestbook.

Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Young family. Mr. Young's obituary has also been posted on Facebook for viewing.

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