Apex Funeral Home


JB Young

May 24, 1937February 17, 2021

JB Young of Apex passed away on February 17, 2021, at the age of 83. JB was born in Nash County, North Carolina to the late Deronda Adam and Madge B. Young. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of many years, Nancy Underwood Young.

He is survived by his daughters, Christine Drayer (Jerome) of Willow Spring and Charlene Young of Holly Springs; brother, Adam Young (Velma) of Pleasanton, CA; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

For many years, JB worked (and retired) as a pathologist for the Plant Pathology Department at NCSU and conducted research at agriculture stations across the state. In addition, he enjoyed working at various athletic events and supporting the Wolfpack. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time at their vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. In addition, he treasured time spent with friends at car shows, train exhibitions, bottle shows, and club meetings. He will be dearly missed.

The family extends a thank you to the caregivers of Transitions Lifecare for the care and support provided during his illness and to all his friends for their love and support over the years.

Due to covid restrictions, the family will have a private graveside service at Apex Cemetery, NC.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date.

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Angela Robinson

February 22, 2021

Christine, I am deeply and sincerely sorry for the loss of your father. Praying for you and your family.

ann gooding

February 22, 2021

So sorry for your loss...I will always remember his visits to the mountains and coast with my father. He was always a kind person with a quick wit and smile.

Betsy Collins

February 21, 2021

I have just learned of his passing. I'm so very sorry for your loss. The last few months shared a friendship with him that meant so much to me. I will miss him.

Hope Jones

February 21, 2021

I am so sorry Chris. I always loved to hear you talk about your dad. I know he was a special man and was very loved. I am praying for you and Charlene.

Jasmine Harris

February 20, 2021

To Christine and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

April Wilson

February 20, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Davis

February 19, 2021

Charlene, Our family extends deepest sympathy to you and family at the passing of your dad.
I worked at the College of Agriculture at NCSU and admired greatly the service your dad performed for the people of the state through the Department of Plant Pathology, especially through the research station system. I trust that your special memories will overcome the grief you have at this time .

Sarah Morton

February 19, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you and your family. Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

Jane Quincy

February 19, 2021

Charlene, I am so sorry for your loss! I enjoyed your Dad at the Mall where we had some good times...walking and having get togethers at Christmas and at Birthdays. Those were the “good” times.

Sending love,

Patty Cooper

February 19, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family.

Dave and Patty Cooper