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Ronnie Young
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Obituary for Ronnie Young

Mr. Ronnie Reid Young, Sr., age 72 of Carrollton, Georgia died Friday, June 2, 2017.

Mr. Young was born in Carroll County, Georgia on October 29, 1944, the son of the late Arlie Vester Young and Alma Inez Reid Young.

He was a 1962 graduate of Carrollton High School and had a long and successful career in Georgia Parks and Recreation. .Mr. Young served as director of Carrollton Parks and Recreation for 33 years, Bremen Parks and Recreation for five years and Sandy Springs Parks and Recreation for nine years. He was a member of Kiwanis Club, Georgia Parks and Recreation Association for 50 years and Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as the director of Sports and Recreation.

Outside of work, Ronnie enjoyed golfing and bass fishing, two of his favorite hobbies. His time with “his buddies”, often meant time with his sons, Ron, Zack and Reid.
He was a people person, an enthusiastic Papaw and a life-long Auburn fan. However, his youngest child, Reid, converted him to a “dawg” for a few years.

We will miss his sweet nature, his witty sense of humor and his encouragement most of all.

Survivors include his wife, Becky C. Young; children and their spouses, Ronald Reid (Meredith) Young, Jr. of Navarre, Florida, Kathryn Elizabeth (Ray) Carey of Raleigh, North Carolina, Zachery BrannanYoung of Carrollton, Reid Crafton Young of Carrollton, Allie Elizabeth Fulcher of Winston, Amy Jean Smith of Villa Rica, Ashley Beck (Jason) McMichael of Weaver, Alabama; grandchildren, Hali, Kane, Mara, Olivia, Tayler, Bebe, Elijah, Blaze, Edward, Blakley, Kathryn, Audrey, Jace, Gigi, Maddie, Bryce and aunt, Syble Reid.

The family will receive friends at Tabernacle Baptist Church on Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, June 7 at 2 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church with Dr. Stephen Allen and Dr. Ron Stone officiating. Music will be provided by Joel Williams and Phyllis Head.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Haney, David Pollard, Buddy Knapp, Mitt Conerly, Doug Almon, Ray Carey, Billy Crafton and Charles Crafton.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Men's Bible Study class, past and present recreational professionals that worked with Ronnie.

Interment will be in Carroll Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tabernacle Baptist Church, Recreational Programs, 150 Tabernacle Dr., Carrollton, GA 30117.

Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family at www.almonfuneralhome.com.

Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton has charge of arrangements.


Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

6

Jun

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tabernacle Baptist Church

150 Tabernacle Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117

Funeral Service

Wednesday

7

Jun

2:00 PM
Tabernacle Baptist Church

150 Tabernacle Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117

Cemetery Details

Location

Carroll Memory Gardens

914 Stripling Chapel Rd
Carrollton, GA 30116

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