Elmer Lewis Young, 77, of McMinnville died Thursday, May 26, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 9, 1933 in DeKalb County. He was the retired manager of Warren Farmers Co-op where he was employed for 37 years, was an ordained The Baptist minister, and a member of Newtown the Baptist Church. Mr. Young was preceded in death by parents Shelie and Effie Poss Young, granddaughter Jennifer Ayers, sisters, Mary Lou Griffin and Cleo Barnes, and brother Clarence Young.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years Janey Poss Young; their children, Debbie and Buford Ayers, Mike and Shelia Young, and Trent and Shelli Young; brothers, Jay and Evelyn Young, Elmus and Betty Young, and Dean and Gloria Young, all of McMinnville, and Dillard and Billie Young of Arkansas; sister, Clessie and Don Goodnight of Indiana; grandchildren, Bryan Ayers, Christy Ayers Roller and Victor, Brad Ayers, Chad Young and Tara, Misty Forth, Sarah, Kayla, and Lucas Young, and great-grandchildren Condy and Ellie Kate Ayers, Haley and Kacie Newby, Jessica and Victor Roller Jr., Jessica and Ali Young, and Breanna and Ashton Forth.
Funeral service is 1 p.m. Saturday at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Virgil Hibdon Jr. and elder Dwight Knowles will officiate. All retired and current The Baptist ministers are asked to serve as honorary pallbearers. Interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery. The Young family will receive friends today from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. and again Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com.
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 27, 2011