Ralph C. Young Jr.
Ralph C. Young Jr., 65, of Fayetteville, WV, died from injuries received in an air craft accident on Sunday, October 07, 2018, near Fancy Gap, VA.
Born October 28, 1952 in Erie, PA, he was the son of the late Ralph C. Young Sr., a WWII Pilot, and Doris Prentice Young, and stepson of Duane Young of Charleston, SC.
Ralph was a member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church. He was involved with the Boy Scouts for many years, achieving Eagle Scout status and was a former Scout Leader for Troop 179. He was a Viet Nam era US Air Force veteran.
A longtime attorney with Hamilton, Burgess, Young and Pollard, he was a member WV Bar Association, WV State Bar and the WV Association of Justice, for which he received an Award.
In addition to being a master carpenter his hobbies were: Running, (in years past participated in the Charleston Distance Run, AAU 20K Oak Hill to Fayetteville and Capt. Thurmond Tri-Athlon,) kayaking, restoring antique tractors, wood carving, restoring antique Willys Jeeps, and antique airplanes.
Ralph was a wonderful husband, father and friend. His greatest joy was helping someone in need, no matter the task.
His memory will be forever cherished by his wife, Cathy C. Conner Young; three children, Ralph C. Young III of Fayetteville, Joel P. (Tiffany) Young of Oak Hill, and Ashton J. Young of Fayetteville; grandchild, Christian P. Young of Oak Hill; brother, William P. (Debbie) Young of Martinsburg; sisters, Susan Y. Albright of Lancaster, PA, Rebecca Y. (Fred) Flori of Scituate, RI, and Marybeth Y. (Victor) Clark of Charleston, SC; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Oak Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Ken Krimmel officiating.
A celebration of a life well lived will be held at Wild Blue Adventure Company, Fayetteville on Friday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, 3508 Staunton Avenue SE, 3rd Floor, Charleston, WV 25301.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com
Arrangements by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Published on October 10, 2018


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