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OBIT: Eld. Dennis Young, Age 67, Of The Popes Hill Community

Eld. Dennis Young

A well-known Missionary Baptist minister and pastor has died at the age of 67.

Eld. Dennis Young was pronounced dead at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning January 2, 2018 after being found non-responsive at his Linda Lane home in the Popes Hill Community.

Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted by Bro. Young’s longtime close friend in the brotherhood, Bro. Jimmy Knight assisted by Eld. Gale Snoddy. Following the 11 a.m. Saturday morning January 6th funeral services burial was in the Gazebo Garden at the Dixon Springs Cemetery.

One of six children, he was born Dennis George Young on May 5, 1950 in Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan and was the son of the late George Vestal Young and Nellie Rich Young.

He was preceded in death by all four of his brothers, James, T.J., Ronnie and Thomas Young.

On June 6, 1969 in Robbinsville, North Carolina, he was united in marriage to Robbinsville native, the former Linda Joyce Postell.

They relocated to Smith County in 1978 and Bro. Young owned and managed the Dennis Young Trucking Co. for over thirty years before selling the trucks and retiring in 2002.

Bro. Young gave his testimony that he was saved at the age of 36 in one of his eighteen wheelers at mile marker 71 on I-75 North while enroute to Cleveland, Ohio.

On November 4, 1990 he was baptized into the full fellowship of the Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church in Helms Bend.

At the Caney Fork Missionary Baptist Church he was he was ordained into the full work of the ministry on October 3, 1992.

Bro. Young had pastored churches at the Enon Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Trousdale County, Cave Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Dekalb County, Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Gallatin and since 2011 has held the pastorate of the Old Path Missionary Baptist Church in Smyrna.

In addition to his pastoral duties he and his dear friend Eld. Knight conducted church services one a month at the Pavilion Assisted Living both in Carthage and Lebanon and at Stone Crest Assisted Living in Lafayette.

Surviving in addition to his wife of almost forty nine years is their daughter, Amy Young Underwood of the Stewarts Bend Community at Gordonsville; two granddaughters, Chelsea Underwood of the Popes Hill Community and Beth Franklin and husband Stephen of the Hogans Creek Community; grandson, Chris Underwood of the St. Marys Community; three great-grandchildren, Madison Presley, Skylar Underwood and Carter Franklin; sister, Loretta Young Provencher and husband Don of Port Charlotte, Florida.

The family requests memorials in Bro. Young’s memory for the care of his wife.