Vernon Ray “Chuck” Young, 76, was born in Dierks, Arkansas, on August 21, 1941. He passed away at home on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in Texas City, Texas.

Chuck and his wife, Judith Busch Young, were longtime residents of Bridge City, Texas, where he taught English and coached baseball and football. In 1996, Chuck and Judy relocated to Texas City where he continued to teach and coach baseball. Chuck was inducted into the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

Chuck is survived by children, Elizabeth Young McCracken and husband Todd, Deborah Young, Joe Young and wife Kimberlee; and grandchildren, Erin McCracken Pittman and husband Fielding, Allyson McCracken Medart and husband Griffin, Matthew McCracken, Katie Young, Abigail Young, and Emily Young.

Chuck is preceded in death by parents, Joe and Gladys Vanderbilt of Mena, Arkansas, and brothers, Dewayne Algie Young and William Steve Young.

As husband, Dad, Papa, Coach, and friend, Chuck will be greatly missed. For all the times he made us laugh, made us feel special, and brought out the best in us by expecting nothing less, we are grateful and thank God for allowing us to share his life.

In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorial gifts to the Chuck Young Memorial Scholarship Fund; A-Med Hospice; or the Alzheimers Association.

Celebration of Life Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Friday, November 3, 2017 at Carnes Funeral Home-Texas City followed by interment at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

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Charlotte Wood

My sincere condolences to the family on the passing of Coach Young.
Charlotte Wood

Ralph Holm

I LOVED knowing and working with Chuck at TCHS. He was a delight know, and he had a great sense of humor. He made a powerful impact on all the countless lives he touched. He will be dearly missed. I will be out of town, or I would certainly be there to honor his life. My thoughts and sympathies are with his family. Linda (and Ralph) Holm.

Jose' Boix
Coach Young was an outstanding person, teacher and coach.

Doyle Beard

An outstanding person, a coaching icon and a great example for the world. God bless you Chuck and may your family have the strength to endure such a big loss.

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