Harold Cope Young

Born in Coolomee, NC on May 1, 1924

Departed on April 13, 2019 and resided in Gallatin, TN

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Harold Cope Young, age 94 of Gallatin, passed away April 13, 2019 surrounded by his family. Mr. Young was born on May 1, 1924 in Coolomee, North Carolina to the late Phillip S. Young and the late Alma Brinegar Young. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II, he was deployed in the South Pacific from 1943-1946 and was aboard a ship in Tokyo when the surrender was signed. Following his military service, he attended Southern Missionary College obtaining his undergraduate degree in education. He was a longtime devoted and dedicated Elementary Educator, most recently at Madison Campus Elementary School. Harold enjoyed his work and continued to work up until Thanksgiving 2018 as a starter on the golf course at Fairvue Plantation in Gallatin, a place he loved and a game he loved. He was a longtime member of the Madison Campus Seventh Day Adventist Church. Harold loved people and never met a stranger, but the most important thing in his life was his family who he loved dearly. In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Young; brother, Phil Young; and sister, Mary Jo Daily. He is survived by his sons, Richard Young (Tonia) and Martin Young (Cindi); grandchildren, Steven Young (Karina) and Emily Maxie (Jason); great-grandson, Landin Young; sister-in-law, Louise Shain; and several nieces and nephews. A Life Celebration Service honoring Harold will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Madison Campus Seventh Day Adventist Church where Harold was a longtime member. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 27th from 3:00 P.M. until time of service at the church. A Private Graveside Service with Military Honors for Harold will be held at the Barrow Memorial Gardens in Winder, Georgia.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Madison Campus Elementary School in Madison, TN to help a child with their tuition. Arrangements Entrusted To: Crestview Funeral Home and Memory Gardens, 1623 Highway 109 North, Gallatin, TN Phone: (615)452-1943, Obituary Line: (615)452-7589 www.crestviewfh.com

15 Comments to Mr. Harold Cope Young

  1. Cynthia Escue
    April 14, 2019 3:44 pm

    I dearly loved this sweet man. I knew him through Fairvue as the starter. He always had a smile on his face and always talked to my young grandsons and would tell them he loved watching them warm up on the driving range and that they were hitting the ball great and he was sure they were amazing little golfers!! They loved Mr. Harold!!! I never knew he was also an Adventist like us! We go to Hendersonville SDA! I am glad we have the promise that we will be reunited when our Lord Jesus returns! Prayers for his family and friends!

  2. Brian and Julie Gordon
    April 14, 2019 3:48 pm

    We will miss him dearly. He always had a smile on his face and made those of us who played the game of golf so amazed to watch how he interacted with both young and old. My wife Julie and I are very sorry for your loss, but we know he lived his life to the fullest. May we all be so lucky.

  3. Tom zoeller
    April 14, 2019 4:28 pm

    Sorry to hear rip good man

  4. Rick & Paula Clemens
    April 14, 2019 8:10 pm

    We are so sadden to hear of Harold passing. He was such a sweet man, always greeting us with a smile. We remember how excited he was after his special Flight of Honor visit to Washington DC. We will miss him and his positive attitude each time we take our stance on the first tee box at Fairvue. Rest In Peace dear friend.

  5. George (Che Che) Gomez
    April 14, 2019 9:06 pm

    My best and greatest memory of my childhood when I was in school was 8th grade where Mr Young was my teacher. I will miss him as so many others. And I can’t wait to talk to him again. And I will be with him playing golf somewhere when we are all in heaven. Bye Mr Young

  6. Tom and Linda Bishard
    April 14, 2019 11:28 pm

    Harold will be missed. He was a true gentleman and always extended a kind word and a friendly smile to every golfer who passed his way.
    Tom and Linda Bishard

  7. Cary Collins, PGA
    April 15, 2019 2:06 pm

    What sad news for Cindy and me to hear about Harold’s passing…. Harold was a true gentleman in every sense of the word! As my starter at Fairvue during my 5 1/2 years at the Club, Harold helped provide such a positive and heartfelt word any time a member encountered him. He truly loved people and anyone who encountered Harold reciprocated that love back to him. Harold was a huge reason my time at Fairvue was such a pleasure!! When I deal with people, I will always strive to keep Harold’s wonderful attitude about life in my thoughts and deeds… Cindy and I wish our very best to his family, and even though Harold has left this world, please take solice in the fact that he made a huge impact on many people’s lives, especially to mine!

  8. Sherri Plank
    April 15, 2019 6:31 pm

    I had Mr Young as my teacher in the.5th grade and the 8th grade, he was such a nice man, always had a smile on his face, he was a good person and a.good teacher. RIP Mr. Young, you will be missed!

  9. Joy Webster Lowery
    April 15, 2019 11:15 pm

    I am so sorry. He was a wonderful man, a great teacher, had a lot of patience.
    Prayers for the family.

  10. Kathy & Lee Simmons
    April 16, 2019 2:57 am

    So sorry to hear this! Mr. Young was such a sweet man! Our hearts and prayers go out to Richard and Martin and the entire family. We will definitely be with him again someday soon in Heaven!

  11. Deb Franke
    April 16, 2019 11:46 am

    So sorry to hear about the passing of our beloved starter Harold. Always had a smile on his face and one of the sweetest, kindest men I have known. Rest In Peace Harold and know that you will truly be missed.

  12. Hugh Atkinson
    April 16, 2019 2:56 pm

    Wow what a wonderful man we lost. Harold and I hit it off early on. How could you not love a man that smiled right through you. He was so surprised that I knew where Catawba College was. I told him I had played on their football field. Eternal Blessings my friend.

  13. Tonna Logan
    April 18, 2019 9:48 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear about Harold. What wonderful memories I have of him while teaching at our little school! I read all of the comments thus far and I agree with all that he had a forever smile on his face and was such a gentleman! I remember when we had the Thanksgiving play and we all dressed as Indians, pilgrims, etc. I was an Indian and had put a yarn wig with braids on my head and was really acting the part. He wanted to know what was in my punch as he had never seen me act out. I cherish the time he was here in Water Valley and am looking forward to seeing him in heaven! Lord, please come quickly. I love all of you and pray for all of you during this difficult time. I know you will miss him but I feel sure you will see him again soon. Love and prayers, Tonna

  14. Lydia Merkle
    April 29, 2019 8:05 am

    I have very fond memories of Mr Young as my 8th grade teacher.

    He was gentle but firm and dedicated to teaching us. He was kind and valued his connection with us. He made 8th grade a success even though it’s a treacherous transition age.

    One silly memory is from lunch time; I remember he would always hold his sandwich through the plastic bag so his hands didn’t touch his food – in retrospect – probably a good idea knowing what careless germ carriers 8th graders can be.

    His faith and basic wise living undoubtedly contributed to his long life.

  15. Arthur
    May 2, 2019 8:30 am

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. But may the words of Jesus Christ be able to ease the pain of losing him in death. Because of what Jesus Christ has promised us all in John 5:28,29 about a time when he will resurrect the dead back to life again and then they will all be able to live forever on this earth,as the Bible promises us in Psalm 37:29 which says: The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever on it. So may these words bring a real sense of comfort to your hearts and allow your minds eye to see your selves welcoming him back into your arms again to hold and to cherish forever. So go to JW.org to find the many other promises of Jehovah God thru Jesus Christ when he will rid this earth, of all the suffering and give our world a peaceful earth.

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