The Obit For Rickey Young

Rickey Young

The Statesville Record & Landmark, 8/20/2008

Rickey Partee Young, 58, of Cabarrus Ave., Mooresville, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, at his home. Born on March 18, 1950, in Mooresville, he was the son of the late Junie Partee Young and Mary Starnes Young.

Rick was a graduate of Mooresville High School and received a full scholarship to Clemson University to play football. He then went on to play professional baseball for the Texas Rangers.

Rick was employed by Duke Energy as a nuclear engineer for 23 years and was self-employed for the last 11 years.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Cynthia Stout Young; children, Jason Young, of Miami, Haven Young Russ and husband, Jacob, of Mooresville; and Orazio Fava, of Mooresville; sisters, Iris Fisher, of Badin Lake, and Sharon Barreras, of Aiken, S.C.; and grandchildren, Braxdon and Talon Russ.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Mooresville, with the Rev. Rachel Haynes officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mooresville High School Athletic Department, Attn: Barclay Marsh, 659 E. Center Ave., Mooresville, NC 28115.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home of Mooresville is serving the family of Mr. Young.