William Goodman Young, 96, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on November 13, 2020. He was born on October 14, 1924 in Mooresville to the late Earl and Hester Webb Young.
Mr. Young served our country as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church of Mooresville and sang in the XYZ Choir. He also served as a commissioner and member of the Mooresville Town Board for over 25 years. Mr. Young was a member of the Mooresville Rotary Club, where he served as a past president. He was also a member of the Marine Corps League and the Tom Swann VFW Post 1072. He was an avid camper and loved to camp in the mountains of Western North Carolina in Maggie Valley with his beloved wife Arvelle.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Arvelle Brotherton Young; daughter, Sharon Elizabeth Young; brother, John A. Young; and sisters, Betty Collins and Ruth Wolfe.
He is survived by his son, Donnie Young (Vickie Beals Young); grandchildren, Misty Young Brooks, Jennifer Bumgardner and Richard Cook Jr.; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Martha Rogers; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Jerry L. Cloninger Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Baptist Church of Mooresville, Building Fund, 150 S. Church Street, Mooresville, NC 28115 or Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Young family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.