Robert Rane Young was born to Dr. and Mrs. William M. Young, Sr on October 22, 1970. From an early age, Robert displayed a heart for helping others and an earnest love for God, characteristics that would follow him throughout his life.
Robert was active as a Boy Scout while growing up in Fayetteville, ultimately achieving the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout in 1985. A 1989 graduate of Lincoln County High School, he began studying Shorei Goju Karate in the mid 80’s. He received his Shodan (first-degree black belt) from Sensei Garry Hampton in 2008. He continued training in Trias Karate until his passing.
Robert was a member of Theta Xi fraternity while attending Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, and he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was employed as a software engineer, most recently at Tec-Masters, Inc. in Huntsville.
Robert’s desire to serve his fellow man was demonstrated by his previous service as a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s posse and as a deacon at Washington Street church of Christ.
Robert was preceded in death by his father, Dr. William M. Young, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Suzanne Holt Young; his daughter Erin Hayley Young; his sons, Noah McKinney Young and Eli Oren Young; brother, Dr. William McKinney Young, Jr. (Lanette) of Chattanooga; sister Laura Young Clark (Mark) of Fayetteville; nieces and nephews, Connor, Tyler and Ashley Young of Chattanooga, Megan Vaughn (Alex) of Soddy Daisy, TN, Travis Clark of Chattanooga, and Will and Sara Clark of Fayetteville; along with cousins and other extended family.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday, September 24th from 10am until time of service at 12pm at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Washington Street church of Christ Youth Group. P.O. Box 324, Fayetteville, TN 37334