Charles Young


ASHEVILLE - Charles W. Young, 84, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, while a resident of Deerfield Espicopal Retirement Community. Born in Meadville, PA, he was the son of the late Charles W. Young and Lois K. Young.

He graduated from Mercersburg Academy in Bethlehem, PA, and then graduated from LeHigh University with a degree in Mining Engineering. His career was spent in the Minerals industry. He was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority in Chattanooga, TN most of his career. He was a member of Civil Defense, a volunteer in the fire department, Boy Scout Leader, President of his Homeowners Assoc., a member of the Chattanooga Canoe Club, a charter member of the Fort Caroline Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, FL, a charter member of the Chattanooga Chapter of the US Power Squadron, The American Institute of Mining and Metal Engineering, and the Society of Mining Engineers.

Charles was an avid outdoorsman and loved to snow ski, sail, whitewater canoe, hike and loved listening to jazz music.

Mr. Young is survived by his sons, Walter Young and his wife, Kim Berley, of Roanoke, VA, Thomas Young and his wife, Collette, of Chattanooga, TN, Christopher of Indianapolis; daughter, Christine Witmer and her husband, William, of Clearfield, PA; a grandson, Davis of Chattanooga; a brother, Philip Young and his wife, Nancy, of Blacksburg, VA; and a sister, Jean Y. Morrow of Hendersonville, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2013 in the St. Giles Chapel at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Asheville. A private interment will be held at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Hendersonville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Alice Lloyd College, 100 Purpose Road, Pippa Passes, KY 41844.

A guestbook or sympathy card is available at

Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 5, 2013