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Billy Smoot Young Jr., 74
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McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native Billy Smoot Young Jr., 74, was born Sept. 11, 1945 and died Aug. 11 at his residence following an extended illness.

A retired manager with the Tennessee Department of Workforce Development, United States Army veteran and member of the North Warren Church of Christ, he was the son of Dorothy Tittsworth Young of Smithville and the late Billy Smoot Young.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by brother, Joe Mason Young.

Mr. Young was married to Joanie Parkhurst Young of McMinnville. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons and daughter-in-law, Matt and Brandy Young and Josh Young, both of McMinnville, four grandchildren, Destiny (Jesse) Hanley of Knoxville, and Brianna, Kylie and Matthew Young Jr., all of McMinnville, sister Laura Lynn (John) Carter of McMinnville and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at North Warren Church of Christ, 387 Parkhurst Road McMinnville, TN  37110, with Mark Parkhurst officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Warren Church of Christ or the National Kidney Foundation both c/o High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 14, 2020