Robert Young

1949 ~ 2020 (age 71)



Robert Lee Young of Brevard, NC departed this life and entered eternal life on June 10, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. Robert was born in Brevard, NC on April 17, 1949 to the late William F. Young and Nellie Sharp Young.

Robert was known to almost everyone as “Bones”, a nickname given to him by by his baby sister, Sharon and the name stuck like glue. Robert was a very artistic person. He enjoyed writing poetry, painting and photography. He was a laid-back kind of guy. Robert served in the Vietnam War and was later employed by the Asheville Veterans Administration where he retired.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Ray Young.

Left to cherish his memory is daughter, Neisha Gaines of Asheville, NC; grandchildren, Devonte Gaines, Shayla Gaines, Rasheed Gaines, Mackell Bryson, Carrianna Gaines all of Asheville, NC; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Charles Young of Atlantic City, NJ, Nadine Young of New York, Carrie Arlene Hall of Tulsa, OK and Sharon Young of Brevard, NC; aunts, Ruth Marshall of Asheville, NC and Dorothy Demons of Vero Beach, FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and a great number of friends.

Robert will be greatly missed for now but we have a blessed hope in Jesus Christ we will see him again. Titus 2:13.

There will be no public viewing for Mr. Young.Funeral service will be 10:30 am Monday, June 22, 2020 in the chapel of Ray Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial will follow at 12:00 pm at the WC State Veterans Cemetery. Conforming to COVID-19 guidelines, attendance will be limited to 50, and face coverings will be required inside the building.

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Funeral Service
June 22, 2020

10:30 AM
Ray Funeral And Cremation Service
1373 Sweeten Creek Rd.
Asheville, North Carolina 28803


Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery
962 Old U S 70 Hwy
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711

No Public Viewing

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