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Charles Ray "Charlie" Young

1935 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Charles Ray "Charlie" Young Obituary
Charles "Charlie" Ray Young

Knoxville, TN

Charles "Charlie" Ray Young, age 82, peacefully passed away after a brief illness on July 27, 2018, while surrounded by family.

He was born on October 11, 1935 in Englewood, TN to the late Jean Harrell and Tommie Young Sr. and was raised of Baptist faith.

He worked at Tennessee Press for 32 years, and was an avid racing fan, spending much of his free time at the track.

Survived by daughter Marie Wood and husband Darrell, son Joe Young and wife Tabitha, and son Dennis Young and wife Chantay. Grandchildren DJ Wood and Julie, Leah Watkins and husband Tyler; Hannah Young and Maci, Lydia Young, and Jasper Young; Claudia Young, Melynda Young, and Chauna Young. Great-grandson Darrell "Tre" Wood III. Brother James and wife Lydia, sister Mary Kate, and many special friends including Wade and Bonnie Shields, the "Park City Kids," and Raymond "Dude" Ingram.

Including his parents, he was preceded in death by wife Lynda, and brothers Hugh and Tommie Jr.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 6:00PM on Friday, August 10 at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel with Rev. Corey Hickman officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 prior to the service. Interment 11:00AM on Saturday, August 11 at Berry Highland South.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Union County Humane Society at 719 Hickory Star Rd Maynardville, TN 37807. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Young family and invites you to view and sign the online registry at
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Aug. 8 to Aug. 11, 2018
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