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1 of 24 | Posted by: CY AND GEORGANN FARIS - WV

“As I was one of many who attended the class of 1960 reunion in July 2010, I was able to talk with Doc for a while...He was such a happy man and told...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Wiley Olson

“Billie and Family, We wish to extend our condolences to all of Doc's loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Leatha Fisher Walker, Virgie Fisher Bumpus, Audrey Fisher Gines - WV

“Dear Billie and family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Doc's passing. My husband has fondest memories of Doc from SJHS. I remember him as loving...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Jerry and Kathy Drake - Tomball, TX

“Kim & Mike, Kim, just wanted to express my sincere sympathy to you and your family for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Ozzie Roach - friend

“Robin, Charlie & Cassidy: We are so very sorry for your loss and want you to know you all are in our thoughts & prayers. Please let us know if we...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Patrick, Laura & Colby O'Malley - WV

“Please accept our condolences on the loss of this dear man. Reading his obituary brought a smile to our faces as we pictured the man Doc was. We...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Greg and Debbie Zachariah

“To Billie and Family, My heart is heavy for you at the loss of my wonderful cousin. What a terrific person he was, and how I loved and admired him...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Brenda Davis Reymann - IN

“Robin and family Our sincere condolences and heart felt sympathy to all of you on your loss. Keep the fond memories of your loved one in your heart...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: George O'Malley - Charleston, WV

“Robin and Family, At times like this, hearts reach out to one another, filling the emptiness with love. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Mikki Payne - Hansford, WV

“Dear Robin,I am so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all, and hope the great memories of your sweet Dad will help you through this hard...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Erin Newell

“Dear Billie and Family, I feel so blessed that I had Carl as a cousin. I always looked up to him when I was young and admired him as we grew older....Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Linda Reed - New York, NY

“So sorry to hear of the passing of "Doc" Young. "Doc" hired me as a teacher at Charleston High School. He was one of the greatest men I have ever...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Harold "Sug" Walker - Hurricane, WV

“Billie & family, We send our sincere condolences to you. Carl was a wonderful cousin and an inspiration to all who knew him. He will be missed. ...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Mary (Young) Fulks - Victoria, TX

“I met Mr. Young when they came to visit Mike and Lynn and ever since have counted him as a blessing in my life. It is not often you meet a man of...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Mike and Cindy Angle

“I was so very sorry to hear of this from Dale Harkins today but so happy that I made it to the SJ 50th reunion last July. It was wonderful seeing ...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Nancy Smith - Sumter, SC

“So many wonderful memories of coach young, He had a great effect on my lifes outlook, always there to help and mentor his students and players....His...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Jim "Hot-Rod" thomas, S J 1959 - NC

“Coach Young just scored his biggest win ever, and Heaven is greater for it. My respect for Coach began with his teaching at SJ and learning through...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Judi Mallory - Montgomery, AL

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Although we did not personally know Mr. Young we heard great and inspirational stories about him. We are...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Ben and Alisa Klepser - Gahanna, OH

“Billie and Family,Rosie and I are so sorry to hear of Doc's passing. He was a great man who did a lot of great things for the teenager's of not only...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Eddie Gregory - Friend

“Dear Billie: I know you do not remember me but I have met you at several of the SJHS reunions when you and Doc attended. Doc was my biology teacher...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Carolyn Parsons Mijou - FL

“Just want to express my condolences to the Young family. Jason and I have been friends since Junior High and to this day. I've heard many good...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Dave Roberts - South Charleston, WV

“Doc will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Doc always had faith in me and I will never forget it. :) ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: James (Jasper) Botkin - Friend

“He treated me like his own, God Bless ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Jim and Sharon Swigger SJHS Class of 1959 - TX

Carl R. “Doc” Young, 80, of Charleston passed away peacefully his home on July 23, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Charleston and attended west side schools, graduating from Stonewall Jackson High School in 1949. He continued his education at Morris Harvey/University of Charleston, then received his MEd from WVU in1958.

Doc began his long career in education at Stonewall in 1953, where he taught biology and coached football.
After 10 years at Stonewall, he became vice principal at Charleston High School and was named principal two years later. In the early 1970’s, he moved to administration at the Kanawha County Board of Education and held several positions, retiring in 1989 as associate superintendent of secondary schools.

After his retirement he filled his time doing things he loved and serving others through various church related projects such as Project Love. He also was dedicated to his Lodge work, and held many titles within his long involvement with his Lodge. He was a member of The Blue Lodge #153, The Scottish Rite and The York Rite. The positions Doc has held include Past Master, Charleston Lodge #153 A.F. & A.M.; Past High Priest, Tyrian Chapter #13, R. A. M.; Past Commander, Kanawha Commandery #4 K.T.; Deputy Inspector General, Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of West Virginia; Puissant Sovereign, West Virginia Conclave Red Cross of Constantine; Member Beni Kedem Shrine A.A.O.N.O.M.S.; Past President, Past Master’s Club of Beni Kedem Shrine. His highest award was receiving the Purple Cross in Pittsburgh. Although Doc enjoyed working toward these goals, he always said what was most important to him was his relationship with the Lord our Saviour. You don’t “earn” your way to heaven, you simply accept Jesus.

Doc was an active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, a Sunday School teacher and a founding member of the Project Love team.

He was preceded in death by his parents, S. Rudie and Clara Young, and his sister-in-law, Marilyn Harrison Young.

Doc is survived by his wife of 59 years, Billie Staats Young; children, Michael and wife Lynn of Westerville, OH; Stephen and wife Roxane of Fishersville, VA; Kimberly Dunnavant and husband Mike, of Jackson, TN; Kelly Parsons and husband Rick of South Charleston; Robin Workman and husband Charles of Chapin, SC; Jason and fiancé Jessica Pollitt of South Charleston; brothers Norman R. and wife Barbara, of Roanoke, VA; and Roger L. of Cross Lanes; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Stoner officiating. Burial will follow at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens with Masonic graveside rites.

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.

The family gives special thanks to the staff of Hospice Care for the exceptional care given and the love shown to their father.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Emmanuel Baptist Church, at 1401 Washington Street, West, Charleston, WV 25387, Charleston Lodge No. 153 AF&AM, at 107 Hale Street, Charleston, WV 25301, and Hospice Care, at 1606 Kanawha Blvd., West, Charleston, WV 25387.

The family will accept Memorial online condolences at:

Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Young Family.