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William Randolph Young

January 25, 1956 — December 23, 2020

William Randolph Young, age 64, passed away on December 23, 2020, at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN.

Bill was born on January 25, 1956, in Manchester, TN to parents James William and Loretta Swann Young.

Bill is a proud military man, patriotic to the bone. After 22 years as a Navy Chief Warrant Officer 03, he retired to enjoy life to its fullest. Outside his structured lifestyle, he was a very creative and expressive man. He was known to be an incredible craftsman with wood, creating masterpieces for his home. Laura and Bill even designed and constructed a one of a kind dining table to share many meals bonding with their family. Bill and his wife, Laura, are experienced landscapers, companioning their passion together out in their garden.

Bill is a kind, giving man with a huge heart. Something that many people don't know about him, Bill donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital for more than 40 years to help other families in need.

He was and will forever be the protector and guardian of his family. His loving spirit will live on forever watching over everyone he loved.

A service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at 1:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, TN. The family will receive friends Monday, December 28, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Burial will follow at Polk Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum in Columbia, TN.

The family does request everyone in attendance to please wear a face mask.

William is preceded in death by his father; sisters: Brenda Sue Barbara Young and Linda Gayle Young Carpenter.

William is survived by his loving, devoted wife, Laura Young; mother, Loretta Young; daughter: Rachel (Josh) Scott; granddaughter: Lilly Scott; grandsons: Gage Scott, Cohen Toy; brother: James Robert (Tonya) Young and their children, Josh and Jaxen Young; and cousin: Sue Swann.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

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2517 Trotwood Ave, Columbia, TN 38401

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