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Billy Franklin Young

October 18, 1934 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Billy Franklin Young Obituary

Billy Franklin Young, 89, passed away Sunday evening, December 31, 2023 at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring, surrounded by the love and presence of his family. Born on October 18, 1934, in Johnston County to the late Burley and Lucy Scott Young, 

A proud veteran of the United States Army, Billy's commitment to duty and honor laid the foundation for a life characterized by resilience and unwavering dedication. Following his military service, he embarked on a diverse and fulfilling journey that showcased his versatility and indomitable spirit.

Billy's professional odyssey included managing Shoney's restaurant and his journey continued through Winn-Dixie, where he applied his strong work ethic and managerial skills. A dedicated tenure as a North Carolina Highway Patrolman later transitioned him into a career as a private investigator. Later, his role as a property manager with York Properties for 25 years left an enduring legacy of professionalism, integrity, and a tireless work ethic.

Beyond the realms of work, Billy was a proud member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, participating in Black Powder and Mortar Competitions. His passion for genealogy was unparalleled, driving him to embark on numerous trips in search of ancestral roots, ensuring his family would know and cherish their history.

While Billy had many professional achievements, it was his dedication to preserving his family's legacy that stood out the most. His passion for genealogy was contagious, and his travels in pursuit of ancestral knowledge became cherished family stories.

Mr. Young is survived by his son, Kent Young & wife, Susan of Wake Forest; daughter, Kitty Daniels & husband, Danny of Florence South Carolina; grandchildren, Kent E. Young, Jr. of Wendell, Sierra Laine Haywood & husband, Caleb of Knightdale, Clayton Thomas of Oxford, Danielle Stokes & husband, Rodney of Raleigh and Colby Thomas of Wake Forest, Cliff Daniel & wife, Meranda of Wake Forest and Sarah Little & husband, James of Florence, SC; great-grandchildren, Ridge & Walker Little, Roman, Chloe & Paxton Daniels; brothers, Earl Young of Raleigh and Don Young of Chapel Hill; nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his brother, Buddy Young.

The family will be holding a celebration of Mr. Young's life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial contributions to be made to the Wake Forest Purple Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 168, Wake Forest, NC 27588.

Arrangments by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919-556-7400)

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