Wade Anderson Young M.D.

April 23, 1961October 9, 2012

Wade Anderson Young, M.D., age 51, of Tuscaloosa, died Oct. 9, 2012. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church with the Reverend David Meginniss and the Reverend Doctor Catherine Collier officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home & Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will follow the service in Randall Hall at Christ Episcopal Church.

Dr. Young was born April 23, 1961, in Louisville, Ky. He is survived by two daughters, Koury Elizabeth Young and Hallie Anderson Young of Tuscaloosa; his parents, James William Young Jr. and Sarah Bounds Young of Tupelo, Miss.; and his sister, Rachel Elizabeth Young of Huntsville.

Dr. Young graduated magna cum laude from Millsaps College in 1983. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1988 and completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 1993, Dr. Young completed an Oncology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Young spent his medical career in practice at the DCH Cancer Center in Tuscaloosa. He was loved by his patients for his bedside manner and compassionate practice of medicine. Dr. Young was a past member of the Board of Directors of Hospice of West Alabama and WUAL Alabama Public Radio.

Wade loved being outdoors. He was an Eagle Scout, member of the Order of the Arrow, and was an avid and talented gardener who took great pride in his tomatoes and beautiful zinnias. He enjoyed Alabama football, reading, and visiting the library. Wade was a loving father whose joy and pride in life were his beautiful daughters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 605 Lurleen B. Wallace Blvd. N., Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.


  • Memorial Service Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, October 12, 2012

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Rama Thiruvengadam

April 6, 2013

Sending blessings to Wade's family. I too just read about Wade's passing in the Tulane alumni magazine and was a classmate of Wade's in med school. I remember him fondly and with respect. So sorry to hear of his premature departure from our world. I'm sure his is sorely missed.

Tommy Cross

March 26, 2013

I just read about Wade's passing in the Tulane alumni magazine. My wife Robyn and I were good friends with Wade and Kim back in Medical School. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughters and family.

November 13, 2012

I am very sorry to hear of his passing away. When I worked with him at the Cancer Center we shared many laughs. He was a kind hearted person and took very good care of my mom. They were both avid gardeners and enjoyed sharing their experiences. My heartfelt sympathy to his daughters whom you could tell he doted on when he spoke of them. Betty Prescott

Inger Berger

October 30, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of Wade's passing. He touched many lives and will be missed. I'll always remember sharing fun times with him and friends at Millsaps.

Jane Gehlsen

October 19, 2012

I am sorry to hear of Wade's death. I knew him from BCBSAL and always enjoyed his insightful appraisal of the cases we worked on. He was a talented individual. A truly great loss.


October 16, 2012

So sorry to hear about your loss....I worked with Dr. Young at the Fayette Oncology Clinic and then when I was sick he was one of the doctors treating me...He was always very kind to me both as a patient and a coworker. May he rest in peace

Dan Burrus

October 16, 2012

For many many years we exchanged Christmas cards with Wade and Kim after we left Millsaps - and after they left Nashville. We loved watching Khoury and Hallie grow up ( via photos ) But more than that - we have happy happy memories of our years in college. Wade always had a smile and a funny quip. Such quick wit and kind insight. We know his family will miss him dearly - and we pray for them. We were lucky to know Wade and pray for his peace. Dan and Betsy Burrus

Darlene Colburn

October 14, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, I worked with Dr Young and knew him to be a loving,compassionate man who valued the wellbeing of his patients above all else and expected the staff to keep the patient's best interest in the forefront of the work. praying for your family

Shanie Crews

October 14, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Dr. Young at DCH for several years. I was very fond of him and I enjoyed working beside him. Your family is in my prayers.

October 14, 2012

I am so saddened to hear of your loss. I loved Wade and have such fond memories of him always smiling! I will speak with Rachel soon but wanted to let you all know how sorry I am! love, Kathryn Harrison