Johnathan James Young, better known as “John-John”, of Woodfin, NC sweetly slept away into the arms of Jesus on November 8, 2020.
A resident of Asheville, he grew up in the Shiloh community. John attended T.C. Roberson High School and later went on to graduate from Woodrow Wilson High School. While in school, his passion for wrestling went on to win him the title of the Rough and Rowdy and the Tough Man Contest in West Virginia. He was known in the ring as “Hurricane.” Later John joined the military and served as a Marine in Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, and Baghdad.
John was tough but always had a loving and kind spirit. He would give his last dime to anyone and enjoyed preparing meals for his neighbors. His love for his family and church family at Victory Fellowship was strong. John rededicated his life to Christ in 2007 under the leadership of Pastor Sonya Burleson, who he loved and respected. In his downtime, he enjoyed fishing, camping, and hanging out at the Man Cave with his buddies.
His son, Qwashaud Denver; father, James Young; brother, Albert Young; grandparents, John and Bernice Young; grandmother, Helen Ramsey; aunt, Debbie Sherill all prepared the way for him to Heaven.
Left to cherish his sweet memories is son, Caeden Bautista; mother-in-love, Margie Durham (Greg); stepmother, Carol Young of West Virginia; sisters, Brenda Young-Suber (Otis), Bernita Bernard, Melissa Banks (Gary) all of Asheville, and Daketa Durham of Charlotte; brother, Jermaine Young (Becca) of West Virginia; special uncles, Dennis and Anthony Young of Lake Lure and Paul Sherill of Asheville; his Aunt-Momma, Hazel Young (Richard); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Thank you to his close friends, David Thurston and Steve Ward who took him under their wings.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 21, 2020 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all attendees must wear a face covering and practice social distancing protocols. The service will be live-streamed here on the website for those unable to attend.
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