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Raleigh Bobby Young

September 2, 1931 ~ January 24, 2020 (age 88)

Obituary

On September 3, 1931, an extraordinary gift was given to the late Jeff and Mare Young in the form of a baby boy, Raleigh Bobby Young. Raleigh transitioned from labor to reward on January 24, 2020 at his home.


Raleigh grew up in Malvern and attended A.A Wilson  and later Arkansas A. M. & N College now the University  of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  After attending a year at Arkansas A M & N  College,  Raleigh joined the military and enlisted in the Navy during the Korean War. Raleigh me the then Virginia Amos in Malvern in 1954. On May 14, 1955

Raleigh and Virginia were married and to this union six children were born,along with Andrea Young , who they cherished as a daughter.
Raleigh was a member of First Baptist Vine where he served as a member of the Brotherhood Choir, Superintendent of Sunday School, Pastor’s Aide Board, Trustee, and a Deacon. In each position Raleigh held them with pride. 

Raleigh was affectionately know as “Pooh” By Virginia, but Raleigh B. or R. B., To many others, He was also know for his huge, warm and inviting smile that will not be forgotten.
Raleigh was preceded in death by his parents Jeff and Marie Young; four siblings, Crawford, Walter, Jeff, and Ruth Young and a son Kirk D. Young.
Those left to keep his memory alive are: his loving wife, Virginia J. ; sons, Bobby (Helen) Young  and Odis (Felicia) Young; daughters Janice Young, Teresa (Doyle) Napper, Marie (Alan) McClain; one uncle Cleveland Bass; twelve grand children, a number of great and great-great grand children, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
If I walk in the pathway of duty

If I work? til the close of the day, Lord

I shall see the great king in all his beauty

When I've gone the last mile of the way, Lord, yes sir

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
January 31, 2020

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Savannah Wright Johnson Memorial Chapel
413 West Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104

Celebration of Life
Friday
January 31, 2020

6:00 PM
The Savannah Wright Johnson Memorial Chapel
413 West Page Avenue
Malvern, AR 72104

Will Lie in Peaceful Repose
Saturday
February 1, 2020

10:30 AM to 11:20 AM
First Baptist Church - Vine
220 Vine Street
Malvern, Arkansas 72104

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 1, 2020

11:30 AM
First Baptist Church - Vine
220 Vine Street
Malvern, Arkansas 72104

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