Obituary Of Douglas “Sonny” Wade Young Sr. 2024

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Douglas “Sonny” Wade Young Sr.: A Life Remembered





Douglas “Sonny” Wade Young Sr.: A Heartfelt Tribute

A Life Marked by Craftsmanship and Dedication

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Douglas “Sonny” Wade Young Sr. on June 1, 2024, in Gadsden, Alabama. Born on November 26, 1947, in Athens, Alabama, Sonny dedicated his life to his family, his craft, and his community.

As a skilled welder and boilermaker, Sonny possessed an unwavering work ethic and an exceptional talent for solving complex problems. His expertise in his field earned him immense respect and admiration from his colleagues and clients alike.

A Devoted Husband, Father, and Friend

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Sonny was a pillar of strength and support for his family and friends. Lovingly remembered as a devoted husband to his wife Christia Pichelmayer-Young (predeceased), he cherished his children and grandchildren.

His unwavering love and guidance left an enduring mark on the lives of his children: Doug Young, Keith Young (Linda), Becky Johnson, and Laura Whitfield (Michael). He adored his grandchildren: Haley Callaway (Robbie), Baylee Johnson (Dylan), Chloe Cox, and Taylor Whitfield, and his great-grandsons, Matthew Tennyson and Elijah Morris.

A Legacy of Service and Generosity

Sonny’s compassionate nature extended beyond his immediate family. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need and was deeply committed to serving his community. His exceptional problem-solving skills and unwavering determination made him a valued friend and advisor to countless individuals.

Celebrating a Life Well-Lived

The funeral services for Douglas “Sonny” Wade Young Sr. will be held on Friday, June 7, 2024, at 3:00 PM at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel. The burial will take place at Hopewell Cemetery following the service.

Prior to the service, there will be a visitation from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Hanceville Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to gather to honor Sonny’s memory and celebrate his life.

Pallbearers Honoring His Legacy

The pallbearers who will have the honor of carrying Sonny to his final resting place include: Michael Whitfield, Wade Smith, Robbie Morris, Dylan Spencer, Hunter Baker, and RaeKwuan Spencer.

A Void Unfilled, a Memory Unforgettable

The passing of Douglas “Sonny” Wade Young Sr. leaves an unfillable void in the hearts of his family and friends. His kind heart, generosity, and exceptional skills will forever be remembered and cherished. His legacy will continue to inspire and motivate those who were fortunate enough to know him.

We extend our deepest condolences to Sonny’s family and loved ones during this difficult time. May they find solace in the memories of his extraordinary life and the love that will forever bind them together.


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