Tommy Joe Young
March 20, 1969 -
August 23, 2016

Visitation

August 26, 2016
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Service 

August 26, 2016
2 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Tommy Joe Young, age 47, of Kelso, TN, will be conducted Friday, August 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Mr. Young passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the Lincoln Medical Center.

Mr. Young was a native of Lincoln Co., TN, the son of the late W.L. And Gladys Mae Anders Young. He was a plumber and an active member of the Gum Springs Baptist Church. He loved going to Alaska and going on mission trips, where he served as a contractor and handled any job that needed to be done.

Survivors include his sister Betty Smith and husband Dewayne, brothers Billy Young and Bobby Joe Young, nieces Michelle Allen and husband David, Miranda Mae Smith and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, August 26, 2016 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gum Springs Baptist Church, 22 Gum Springs Rd., Flintville, TN 37335 or the Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.

 

Video Services

11 Comments

  1. Debbielogan

    Will truly miss brother Tommy, he was such a blessing to gum springs church and church family…. He always had a story to tell and a smile on his face. Soaring with eagles now , that is you brother Tommy…..

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  2. Troy Robinson

    Love You Tommy when i first met Tommy about 10 years ago little did I know that I would get to know one of Gods Disciples always devoted to helping others gave him great joy that was easy to see miss you Brother but hey Ill see You There cause Im going too!!

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  3. Nicole Surgenor

    Tommy was a gentle soul, always ready to help wherever he could. I will treasure the conversations we had and the time we spent working together. Until we meet again, brother.

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  4. Katie Womack

    He was a great man & will be greatly missed at Gum Springs. He had worked hard & was always there to give his opinion on what to do & how to. He had a good sense of humor. God bless his family.

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  5. Anna Moore

    We loved Tommy like family and he was welcome at all our family gatherings. We grieve with his Tennessee family. We send our condolences from Nome, Alaska.

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  6. Christina Perrigo

    Our clan was the Alaska family that Tommy stayed with in Nome, Alaska. We have many adventures of camping, building, eating, boating, hunting, fishing, worshiping, working with our beloved Tommy. Please email me at christinaperrigo@gmail.com to request pictures of Tommy taken here. We have nothing but good things to say about Tommy. His attitude, service, work ethic, companionship made each visit here memorable. We miss him. We are praying for the family in their loss and hope to meet you one day.

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  7. Jimmy and Christy Mann

    I am so saddened to hear of my friends passing.
    Tommy was a fine example of what a true man of God was. I loved his passion for traveling to Alaska on mission trips. He always had a smile and a friendliness about him. Praying for all his family.

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  8. LeAnne Keller

    Tommy was a great neighbor. He helped us in so many ways, especially during the tornado. So sorry to here this. It want be the same not hearing his Alaska stories. Praying for his family! He was a good man!
    The Keller Family

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  9. Harvey Fiskeaux

    Tommy helped us build a new church in Nome Alaska. He was gentle and gracious. We loved him and will miss his country smile and generous heart. Prayers for the family.

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  10. Jim Baird

    Tommy was one of God’ great servant. He was a valuable member of William Carey Baptist Association’ s Disaster Relief team. On our many mission trips together, I never knew him to complain about anything. Just waded in to get the job done. Tommy, will be greatly missed be all who had the opportunity to serve with him. Jim

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  11. Leith Konyndyk

    Tommy was a Godly man. His example of service and friendship to others is more than a testament to that. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His family will be in our prayers.

    Reply

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Memories

11 Comments

  1. Debbielogan

    Will truly miss brother Tommy, he was such a blessing to gum springs church and church family…. He always had a story to tell and a smile on his face. Soaring with eagles now , that is you brother Tommy…..

    Reply
  2. Troy Robinson

    Love You Tommy when i first met Tommy about 10 years ago little did I know that I would get to know one of Gods Disciples always devoted to helping others gave him great joy that was easy to see miss you Brother but hey Ill see You There cause Im going too!!

    Reply
  3. Nicole Surgenor

    Tommy was a gentle soul, always ready to help wherever he could. I will treasure the conversations we had and the time we spent working together. Until we meet again, brother.

    Reply
  4. Katie Womack

    He was a great man & will be greatly missed at Gum Springs. He had worked hard & was always there to give his opinion on what to do & how to. He had a good sense of humor. God bless his family.

    Reply
  5. Anna Moore

    We loved Tommy like family and he was welcome at all our family gatherings. We grieve with his Tennessee family. We send our condolences from Nome, Alaska.

    Reply
  6. Christina Perrigo

    Our clan was the Alaska family that Tommy stayed with in Nome, Alaska. We have many adventures of camping, building, eating, boating, hunting, fishing, worshiping, working with our beloved Tommy. Please email me at christinaperrigo@gmail.com to request pictures of Tommy taken here. We have nothing but good things to say about Tommy. His attitude, service, work ethic, companionship made each visit here memorable. We miss him. We are praying for the family in their loss and hope to meet you one day.

    Reply
  7. Jimmy and Christy Mann

    I am so saddened to hear of my friends passing.
    Tommy was a fine example of what a true man of God was. I loved his passion for traveling to Alaska on mission trips. He always had a smile and a friendliness about him. Praying for all his family.

    Reply
  8. LeAnne Keller

    Tommy was a great neighbor. He helped us in so many ways, especially during the tornado. So sorry to here this. It want be the same not hearing his Alaska stories. Praying for his family! He was a good man!
    The Keller Family

    Reply
  9. Harvey Fiskeaux

    Tommy helped us build a new church in Nome Alaska. He was gentle and gracious. We loved him and will miss his country smile and generous heart. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  10. Jim Baird

    Tommy was one of God’ great servant. He was a valuable member of William Carey Baptist Association’ s Disaster Relief team. On our many mission trips together, I never knew him to complain about anything. Just waded in to get the job done. Tommy, will be greatly missed be all who had the opportunity to serve with him. Jim

    Reply
  11. Leith Konyndyk

    Tommy was a Godly man. His example of service and friendship to others is more than a testament to that. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. His family will be in our prayers.

    Reply

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