Old Macedonia Cemetery

Michael Neil Young


Michael Neil Young, son of Cheryl and David Young

Obituary for Michael Young

Michael Neil Young, age 23 of Canton, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Northside Hospital-Cherokee.

As a wonderful brother and son, Michael was blessed with the love of his family, parents Cheryl & David Young, Sister Ashley Young, and Brother David Richard.

His continuous courage gave an unparalleled strength to those around him, encouraging them to reach beyond their own limitations.

The Young family will be accepting friends on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at Darby Funeral Home from 4 PM to 8 PM. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 from the Chapel of Darby Funeral Home at 2 PM, with Rev. Jim McRae, Rev. Steve Klaesius, and Dr. C.R. Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Macedonia Camp Ground Cemetery. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Portion of article from Cherokee Tribune -- Apr 2, 2014

Young’s sister, Ashley Young, said her brother was a truly kind person who loved deep sea fishing, hunting, visiting the beach and especially riding motorcycles.

“Michael always opened his arms up to people, no matter what their background was or where they came from, or even if they hurt his feelings. He was very big on forgiveness and he was very big on love,” she said. “He loved his little brother, David Richard, most of all.”

Young’s sister said her brother, a Cherokee High School graduate, worked for Harley Davidson and had wanted to be a forest ranger, attending school for forestry at Chattahoochee Technical College for a period of time.

Young said her brother was on his way home to see family when he wrecked.

“One of the last things he said on social media was how fantastic his mother was and how she really inspired him and encouraged him, and he was making a huge life change,” she said. “We’re not really sure what that was.”

Young said her brother’s smile was amazing.

“When he smiled at you, you knew he loved you,” she said. “He was very laid back and carefree.”

A funeral is scheduled for Young today at 2 p.m. at Darby Funeral Home in Canton, with the Revs. Jim McRae and Steve Klaesius and Dr. C.R. Hill officiating.

The obituary for Young said he was a wonderful brother and son to parents Cheryl and David Young, sister, Ashley Young, and brother, David Richard.

“His continuous courage gave an unparalleled strength to those around him, encouraging them to reach beyond their own limitations,” the obituary read.



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