Oscar Lynn ‘Charlie Brown’ Young

Published 1:55 pm Friday, July 23, 2021

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Oscar Lynn “Charlie Brown,” Young, 50, of Mocksville, died on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Winston-Salem.

He was born Jan. 30, 1971 to Oscar Blackwell and Linda Blackwell. A 1989 graduate of Davie High School, he was a CDL truck driver known for his skills as a master auto mechanic and saw man. He was a former employee of Hicks Farm until he decided it was time to use his talents as a mechanic and he then went into business for himself.  He loved to make people laugh. Even when times were hard or bad for someone, he always found a way to make people laugh when they wanted to cry. He would always laugh and dance around to illustrate the play by play of whatever particular event that occurred he found hilarious.

He is preceded in death by his father, Oscar Blackwell.

Survivors: his mother, Linda Blackwell; a son, Grayson Ward, Winston-Salem; stepdaughter, Deja Keaton, Mocksville; 5 sisters, Frances Young Tyson and Carolyn (Juan) Mussen, all of Mocksville, Linda Rena Young, Starkville, Miss., Eunice (Richard) Campbell and Tamla Long, all  of Winston-Salem; nieces and nephews raised more like siblings, Destiny Young, Joshua Young, Neriyah Johnson, Tyesha Brookes, Latisha Young, Jonathan Johnson, and Darren Johnson; a special friend, Felicia Potter of Mocksville; 3 aunts, Frances Fowler, Mocksville, Delia Clement, Redland, and Brenda Cuthbertson, Cleveland; 4 uncles, Leo Pruitt, Mocksville, Wilbert Blackwell, Redland, David (Libby) Blackwell, Cleveland, and Norman Blackwell, Winston-Salem; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His funeral service was Saturday, July 10 at Roberts Chapel at 1:30 p.m. with family visitation at 12:30. Burial followed at Erwin Temple CME Church Cemetery.