Eddie Young, 56, died unexpectedly at home, Saturday August 2, 2014. Born Oct. 15, 1957 in Sanford, FL, he attended Lyman High School in Longwood and was a State Champion tuba player in the marching band. Ed attended Seminole State College, as well as Daytona State College where he received his Firefighter /EMT certification. He worked for Daytona Beach Shores Fire Department, but after the birth of his only child, Kara, he decided to shelf his part-time job to spend more time home with family. Eddie was a loyal 30 year employee to the James family, who own Daytona Bolt & Nut, where he was well known by all Volusia County contractors. He was also an avid Harley rider, and an accomplished Hobie Cat sailor, having attended numerous state wide regattas over the years. If you were fortunate enough to attend the infamous Young New Years Eve parties, you would have witnessed the ultimate ZZ Top impersonations. The show that Ed, his best friend Hal, and nephew Joe put on was the highlight of the evening for many years. Ed will always be remembered as the neighborhood "go-to-man." He could repair any motorcycle, vehicle, sailboat, etc. No task was too large or too small for him. In addition, his passion for his daughter's sport of volleyball led him to direct the Elite Beach Volleyball series on behalf of Florida Elite Volleyball and The Ocean Deck. There will be a special gathering of family and friends at Wilbur-by-the-Sea Boathouse, Friday, August 8th at 4 pm. All are welcome. The family requests that if flowers are sent, please send live tropical floral arrangements. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.cardwellfuneral.com.
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Aug. 6, 2014