YOUNG, Richard Ronald 1954 - 2021 Richard Ronald Young, our beloved husband, dad, brother, and Poppy, left this world on October 7th to join his parents and sister Dee in heaven. After living 6 years with Stage IV prostate cancer, he found peace while surrounded by his wife and children. On February 27, 1954, Rich was born to Dick and Kitty (Powers) Young in Dallas, Texas, where he lived his whole life, attending W.T. White and UNT. He met his wife Beth (Ryan) Young in high school, and she fell in love with his charm, wit, and good looks. Together for 50 years, they celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary in NYC this past August. Rich entered the commercial real estate industry 40 years ago. He truly had the gift of gab and could connect with anyone. His ability to strategically negotiate in the toughest of circumstances and his deep market knowledge led to his success. He founded Rich Young Company in 2015 and enjoyed creating a legacy with his son, who follows in his footsteps. In his youth, Rich loved go-karts and was an all-star tennis, racquetball, and ping pong player. As an active father, he coached soccer and was involved in Indian Princesses/Guides when the kids were young. Rich was a true handyman and spent countless hours tinkering with his gadgets and tools. He was a whiz at math and loved to experience the world through numbers, knowing every factoid about tall buildings and mountains, especially Mount Everest. Rich's best quality was his humor. He kept everyone laughing and smiling, whether it was bantering with the sample ladies at Costco, or with his kids around the dinner table. Rich was a prankster and a true entertainer, and even people who had the briefest interactions with him recall his wicked wit. At a young age, Rich faced some very big trials, and he not only overcame them, but truly succeeded in creating an extraordinary life for himself and his family. There was so much laughter and adventure, and he lived a full life. Rich is survived by his wife Beth, and their children Katherine (Forrest), Kristen, and Rich Jr. (Lauren), grandchildren Finn, Zoë, and Tripp (Rich III); as well as his sister Nancy Harte, and Stephanie Bonnet-Kramer and her children Kyle and Kaylin. A celebration and remembrance for Rich will be held on Friday October 15th at 2:30 pm at Lover's Lane UMC (9200 Inwood Rd.) with a reception to follow at the family home. Gifts in honor of Rich's life can be made to the Yellow Rose Gala Foundation (www.theyellowrose.org
), a charity founded by his sister Dee in support of MS research.
Published by Dallas Morning News from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2021.