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Robert James "Bobby" Young

March 31, 1943 — July 1, 2020

View Funeral Webcast Robert James “Bobby” Young, 77, retired employee of Occidental Chemical Company and resident of Columbia, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Williamson Medical Center.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 P.M. at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will visit with friends Friday from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be extended online at Born March 31, 1943 in Maury County, he was the son of the late Luther Young and the late Louise Russell Young. He worked for Occidental Chemical Company for 22 years and then worked for Education Insights. Mr. Young was a family man who loved his family, his grand-dog Dakota, hunting, and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Mary Louise Gray Young of Columbia; daughter, Candy Baxter of Hampshire; granddaughter, Jennifer (JR) Diehl of Lynnville; great grandchildren, Landon Church, Robert Nathan Pierce, and Madison Diehl all of Lynnville; special sisters-in-law, Debbie (Joe) Wiley and Judy Gray; and brother-in-law, Sam (Rhonda) Gray. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Bryan Pierce; son-in-law, Charles “Buddy” Baxter; mother-in-law, Maggie Gray; father-in-law, Ulna Gray; and brother-in-law, J.C. Gray, Sr. Active pallbearers will be Herbie Church, William Baxter, Logan Baxter, Dale Davidson, Mark DeLoy, JR Diehl, and Danny Davidson. Honorary pallbearers include Jerry Nichols, Jimmy Haywood, and Terry Gray.


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