Roy Ernest Young

Roy Ernest Young

November 5, 1944 - November 15, 2019

Roy Ernest Young

November 5, 1944 - November 15, 2019


Roy Ernest Young, age 75, a resident of Olive Hill, TN, passed away on November 15, 2019, in Hardin Medical Center.

Roy was born on November 5, 1944, in Dickerson, Maryland, to the late Richard Thomas Young and Zora Young. Roy spent a great deal of his adult life working at the state highway department as Foreman of Crew Signs. When he wasn’t working, he loved to fish, hunt, and be outdoors, preferably by the creek. He could also be found working on his farm with any number of his animals. His family was his joy. He cherished the time he was able to spend with them, especially his grandchildren.

Roy is survived by Sandra Rupert; his two sons: Matthew (Amanda) Young and Spencer Young; grandchildren: Brylee Young, Hudson Young, and Lawson Young; siblings: Robert (Mary) Young, Willy (Peggy) Young, Stella Young, Bertie Smith, Doris Barker, and Betty (Dennis) Crown; sister-in-law: Ann Young. Several nieces and nephews also survive Roy. He is preceded in death by his siblings; John T. Young, Charles Young, and Myrtle Zink; brother-in-law: Onyx Barker.

Services will be Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Cross Roads Union Church with Pastor Timmy Keen officiating, Friendship Loop in Savannah, TN (Olive Hill community). Visitation will begin at 3:00 PM. Memories and stories of Roy would be greatly appreciated by the family if you would share them on his obituary.

Cremation Society of Tennessee is in charge of the arrangements you may send your condolences to the family at


  • Date & Time: December 7, 2019 (3:00 pm)

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  • Date & Time: December 7, 2019 (4:00 PM)

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1 responses to Roy Ernest Young

  1. To Matt and Mandy Roy will for sure be missed. My heart aches for y’all and the kids. I will remember Roy always. The old man used to crack me up with his stories. And how he would get excited sometimes and couldn’t quite get his words out. Laughter was always best when he was around. He was a good man and always had a heart bigger than he should of had sometimes. Prayers for you all Love Billie and Scott

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