Coulter S. Young, M.D.
As we journey through this time of mourning the loss of Dr. Young, we also come together to celebrate his life of service to this community and our Lord.
Dr. Young was born in Watertown, Tennessee on August 23, 1924, the older of two sons born to Arthur and Myrtle Young. After his high school graduation in 1942, Dr. Young worked with the F.B.I. in Washington, D.C. In October of 1943, he began his 2 1/2 year service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, with some of that time spent in India and Burma as a radio operator on a C-46 aircraft. Dr. Young received an honorable discharge from the Army Air Corps on May 27, 1946. He then returned to his job with the F.B.I. in Washington but was later transferred to Memphis and then to Nashville.
In January 1947, Dr. Young followed the Lord’s leading to pursue a career in medicine and attended Peabody College and Vanderbilt University. He was introduced to Blanche Stiles on March 27, 1949, which began their 65 year courtship. They were engaged 6 weeks later and married December 20, 1949. Dr. Young began medical school at UT Memphis in August just before their marriage. Larry, his son, was born in 1952 while Dr. Young was completing his post-graduate training at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, TN. He then moved his young family to Manchester, Tennessee in 1953 to open his medical practice and they soon became members at First Baptist Church. Their first daughter, Elaine was born in 1956 and Carolyn was born in 1957. Dr. Young was a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice, and a member of the American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association and the Coffee County Medical Society. He was instrumental in establishing the Coffee County Medical Society and served on the staff of the Coffee County General Hospital in several positions. He retired after 34 years of private practice on September 30, 1987.
Dr. Young was a member of First Baptist Church for 61 years and served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, choir, orchestra and men’s ensemble member and served on various committees. He was an active Gideon and was active in the community having served as Manchester Alderman and Coffee County Commissioner. Dr. Young, age 89, entered into rest on March 25, 2014 at the Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville, Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Young was preceded in death ny his brother, Arthur Young, Jr. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Blanche Stiles Young; son, Dr. Larry C. (Robin) Young, Old Hickory, TN; daughters, Elaine (Jack) Chandler, Murfreesboro, TN and Carolyn (Dr. Paul) Abbey, Nashville, TN; grandchildren, Lauren Young, Camille Chandler, Stuart Chandler, Kathryn Chandler, Kaitlin Abbey and Jackson Abbey.
Coulter Young was a dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, and friend who will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He leaves a legacy of loving God completely, as evidenced in his love for others.
veteran — Flag 2The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to First Baptist Church “Finish the Work”, 1006 Hillsboro Blvd., Manchester, TN 37355 or Gideons International Memorial Bible, Coffee County Camp, P.O. Box 1222, Manchester, TN 37349.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home, 2812 Hillsboro Highway, Manchester, TN 37355.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at First Baptist Church on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Brenton Cox and Rev. Bobby Zumbro officating; Rev. Bart Starr, Minister of Music.
Interment will be private at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
CENTRAL FUNERAL HOME of Manchester, TN in Charge of Arrangements.