Bobby Bobby Ray Young

November 16, 1931April 26, 2011

Bobby Ray Young, age 79, of Bassett, died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at his home. Born in Rural Hall, NC, November 16, 1931, he was a son of the late Charlie Woodrow Young and Blanche Hudson Young. Bobby was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Italy during the Korean War. He was a member of Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church and the Bassett Rotary Club. At Bassett High School Bobby excelled in baseball, football, and basketball, and remained passionate about these sports throughout his life. He was an avid golfer and teacher of the game to his grandchildren. He retired from Bassett-Walker after 17 years of service.

Surviving are his wife, Annabel Lee Gusler Young, two sons, Mark R. Young and his wife Jane P. of Greenville, SC, and Robert R. Young and his wife Patricia J. of Irisburg, a sister, Barbara Y. Ayers and a brother, Clinton W. (C.W.) Young, both of Ridgeway, and five grandchildren, Robert J. Young, Derrick C. Young, Hannah E. Young, Jeremy R. Warren and Joshua E. Warren.

The funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. Friday, April 29, 2011, at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Bassett with the Rev. Jim Hewitt officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park with military honors by the Veterans Memorial Honor Guard of Martinsville and Henry County. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pocahontas Bassett Baptist Church, P. O. Box 507, Bassett, VA, 24055.

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  • Funeral Service Friday, April 29, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, April 28, 2011

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David Emerson

May 23, 2011

I just learned of Mr. Young's death. My condolences to the family.

April 29, 2011

Annabel & Family,

Little can be said to ease the pain in moments like these. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Charles & Sandra Pinkard, and Barbara Young

April 29, 2011

Mark and Jane,

Thinking of you during this time.

Renee Bailey

Jere and Charlene Davis

April 28, 2011

Mark and Jane: You and your family are in our prayers. The pictures tell a story of a remarkable life within a loving family. May God comfort you and give you peace.

April 28, 2011

Mark, Jane, and Family; We are so sorry for your loss and wish we could be there with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mike and Stephanie Taylor

April 28, 2011

Mark and Jane - you will be in our thoughts and certainly our prayers during this difficult time. Please let us know if we can help you in any way.

Lynda Romanstine

April 28, 2011

Mark, I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad seemed like an awesome man. He lived a very full life.
You will be in my prayers.
God Bless you

Walt Harrison

April 28, 2011

Mark and Jane,

We will be remembering you in our prayers and pray for God's comfort to you and all your family in the passing of your dad.

Walt and Jane Harrison

Deb & Andy Harper

April 28, 2011

Mrs. Young, Mark, Jane, & Family,

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the peace of Christ be with you.