Dr. Donald Lynn Young, Jr.

February 11, 1946April 7, 2018
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Dr. Donald Lynn Young, Jr., age 72, passed away after a long battle with lung cancer on Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald Lynn Young Sr., Laverne Wallace Young and his brother, John Young. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Vicki Earle Young; sons, Matthew (Katherine) Young and Jonathan (Kelley) Young; grandchildren; Madeline, Megan, Marley Young; Blair and Davis Young and Great niece, Harper Perry. He was born in Richmond, California on February 11, 1946. Don attended high school in Martinez, California and graduated from Sacramento State University. He worked for Glidden Industries, then moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Meharry Medical College, graduating with his D.D.S in 1974. Don worked in private practice in Hermitage, Tennessee and taught at Meharry Dental School. He continued his education graduating in 1981 from Case Western University with a M.S. degree in orthodontics. Don and his family returned to Nashville, Tn where he was in private practice until August, 2011. He celebrated his retirement doing things he enjoyed. He spent time at his family home in CA, traveling to Colorado, hiking in Yosemite and Lake Tahoe, watching his children and grandchildren grow up and was an avid supporter of ALL their activities. Honey, Dad, Granddad and Uncle Dongo were music to his ears. We have been blessed by his love for family, friends and quiet devotion to God, his caring and kindness to patients and all who knew him. He is now at peace.



  • Visitation Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 14, 2018


  • Burial

Dr. Donald Lynn Young, Jr.

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Jim and Ellen Nordstrom

May 5, 2018

Vickie, I have NO WAY to get in touch with you, and would love to talk to you. Please email me, jim Nordstom DDS

Peter & Tarcy Albanese

April 12, 2018

To the Young Family,
With sincere sorrow in the passing of Don. Know that you are in our prayers each day.

May God Bless you all.

Tarcy & Peter Albanese

Roy Berkon

April 11, 2018

I have known Don since dental school at Meharry Medical College. I was his orthodontic instructor. In the early 1980's we practiced orthodontics together. Don was highly skilled and a great orthodontist. Each patient was special to him and he cared for each with skill to do his very best.
Adele and I will miss him.


April 11, 2018

Don and I became very good friends while he was a teacher at Meharry's school of dentistry. He loved teaching and was very good at it. We met when, as a Californian, etc, Don recognized that he needed to alter his cultural realities one day when he started to say "roger" rather than "right." We both laughed when he stopped in mid-word. We became immediate super friends. Don was a genuinely good guy. Very sensitive and smart. An excellent teacher, he was, even though he was basically a shy and self effacing person by nature. He understood and appreciated Meharry's role and importance and worked tirelessly to advance its cause. We often spoke of cars (he liked Porsches and I liked English sport cars), and family. He loved Vicky and the boys. I'd rile him about how it was to have a loving wife too..and all girls! We were both happy to see his son Matt attend Meharry' dental school and do well. I dare say that Don lived life with class, dignity, commitment, modesty...and to the fullest. He was my friend, and I am wishing the best for his entire family. Ed