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Michael Young

August 23, 1954 – February 1, 2024

Owens Funeral Svcs; Chapel
104 Green Chimney
Ashland, Va 23005
Friday 4 to 8pm
February 9, 2024
Ebenezer Baptist Church
18562 Countyline Church Rd,
Ruther Glen, VA 22546
Saturday 12pm
February 10, 2024

Michael Darnell Young, Sr. affectionately known as “Zook”, “Mike” or “Red” transitioned to his heavenly home on February 1, 2024, at his home in Ruther Glen, VA. He was born on August 23, 1954, to the late Smith Young Jr and Patricia Young. He was also preceded in death by his sister Sharon Young.

Michael accepted Christ as his savior at an early age at Jericho Baptist Church. He later moved his membership to Ebenezer Baptist Church to be with his wife and children. He was very active in the life of the church and served faithfully as chairman of the Trustees Ministry. He also served with the Mass Choir and Male Chorus. He had a strong faith in God and praised him through the good and the bad.

Michael attended Caroline County public schools and was a graduate of the class of 1972 at Ladysmith High School where he participated in chorus, basketball, and football.

Michael was employed at Kings Dominion for 38 years before retiring. While there he developed many lifelong relationships with his co-workers. He played baseball with the Virginia Royals from “Boone Town” in Ruther Glen for several years. He was an avid Washington Commanders fan and enjoyed attending games with his family and friends. Michael also loved drag racing and looked forward to supporting Young Racing with his brother Adrian behind the wheel.

Michael enjoyed spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved being “PaPa” to his grandchildren and supporting them in activities they participated in.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 44 years, Violet Young, three children,
Vincent Ferguson, Regina Jeter and her husband Jermaine, and Michael Young Jr. all of Ruther Glen, VA.
Three grandchildren, Tyree Ferguson, Jaden Jeter, and Noah Jeter. Two sisters, Wanda Mallory of Montpelier, VA and Karen Clayton of Henrico, VA. One brother Adrian Young of Henrico, VA. Three sisters-in-law, Carolyn Young, Sydney Rollins, and Pamela Jones. Three brothers-in-law, Larry Mallory, Junie Clayton, and Vada Rollins. Aunts, Hallie Woolfolk, Helen Claiborne, Yvonne Aikens, Gwen Young, Louise Young and Linda Moore. Uncles, one devoted Deacon Carol Moore Sr, Deacon Melvin Howard Sr. and Rev. Edward Glover. Godson Robert Duffy Jr and Goddaughter, Diamond Morris. A very close and devoted friend Gary Boone and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

"Over 26 Years of Proven Personal Experience Serving this Community."