Charles Ray Young

Published 10:03 am Friday, May 31, 2024

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Mr. Charles Ray Young, 76, of Mocksville, died Monday, May 27, 2024, at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born June 15, 1947 in Guilford County to the late Bolen Alvin and Beaulah Mae Frazier Young. Ray was a veteran of the U.S. Marines having served in Vietnam.

“Our dad was a sweet and kind man who lived to help others. He would light up any room he walked into. Dad knew people everywhere he went and could make friends in an instant. We like to think of him as the unofficial Mayor of Mocksville. He was beloved at the local Lowes Hardware, Marco’s, and many other restaurants in town. Dad often made his way to Pete’s in Clemmons where they all know him by name and he will be missed as the guy who kept his own salad dressing and apple pie on hand in their refrigerator. For anyone who needed a handyman, he was always your guy. If he didn’t know how to fix the problem, he would always figure it out. Dad helped us build our houses, remodel our homes, and fix anything that went wrong. Not only did he make sure we were taken care of, but he did this for family, countless friends, and others from church. He was the loyal and hardworking person that we could always count on to come to our rescue.

“More than anything, our dad was so proud to be Daddy to us. It was what he was meant to be. He was our constant. He was selfless. Dad coached our teams, showed up to every game, and told everyone he was proud of who we have all become. But the truth is, we are so proud to be his kids. He taught us to be humble, considerate of others, to do the right thing and most of all work hard. Dad set an amazing example for us. How lucky are we? A love like this is irreplaceable. The good thing is that his love will live in us forever.”

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

Survivors include: children, Shane Young (Amy) of Mocksville, Tracy Young Glass (Derek) of Greensboro, and Chelsea Young (Trevor Albarran) of Charlotte; long-time companion, Jan Villaire of Mocksville; sister, Judy Young Petticord (Blaine) of Mocksville; granddaughter, Maggie Smith Young; nieces, Penny Young of Clemmons, and Casey Petticord Dyson (Allen), and their daughters, great-nieces, Addyson and Caroline, all of Mocksville.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 1 at Mocks Church with Rev. Roger Rayburn officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery, with military honors. The family invites friends to visit with them at the church one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Mocks Church, 181 Mocks Church Road, Advance, NC 27006, Memo: Kids Zone.

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