Tommy Young Spartanburg Sc Obituary -

Thomas R. Young III, affectionately called Tommy, sadly and unexpectedly passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Young of Spartanburg, SC passed away peacefully at 69.

Tommy, born March 25, 1952, attended the Spartanburg Day School in 1970 and The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in 1974. Tommy later returned to Spartanburg where he worked with his father at Young Office Supply. Tommy went on to live a life of service to Spartanburg and to South Carolina, receiving the Chamber’s Neville Holcombe Distinguished Citizenship Award, an honorary doctorate from USC Upstate, and the Order of the Palmetto.

He is survived by his siblings and his beloved mother; Mary Jane Edwards Young.

To say Tommy was a larger than life character would be an understatement. He will always be remembered as an amazing person full of energy and light. Family and loved ones regards his competitive style and skill as incredible positive influence and zest. He will remembered for his love of sport: track, wrestling, soccer, baseball, basketball and four years of football.

Grief can be so hard, but special memories help us cope. It is never easy to lose a loved one no matter the age.

Words are never adequate in moments like these. We will say though, that we extend our heartfelt condolences in this trying times.

Tributes And Condolences

The happy memories of Tommy’s life has overcome the sadness and pain that have accompanied his passing he did a lot in the community, was a good friend to all, always had a beautiful smile and fought a brave battle. The family of the deceased are kept at this time of sorrow.

”After Tommy graduated from the Citadel, he worked with his father at Young Office Supply. Tommy went on to live a life of service to Spartanburg and to South Carolina, receiving the Chamber’s Neville Holcombe Distinguished Citizenship Award, an honorary doctorate from USC Upstate, and the Order of the Palmetto. Tommy’s classmates will remember his love of sport: track, wrestling, soccer, baseball, basketball and four years of football. We will all remember his love for his family and his hometown. Condolences to Tommy’s siblings: Kenny ’71, Eddie ’74 (Honorary), Mary Jane ’79 and Berkeley ’81.” Susan Willis Dunlap extends her heartfelt condolence on Facebook.

”RiP Tommy Young, Spartanburg Day School ‘70, The Citadel ‘74.” Ralph Eckles posted on Facebook.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this sad time. He leaves behind a wonderful family. He was an extraordinary man. There are many in the community who will mourn deeply his passing as his was a life of service, love, compassion and excellence. The funeral arrangements will be made public in due time.

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