OBITUARY: Paul Lewis Young

Paul Lewis Young

Paul Lewis Young, age 63, passed away on August 19, 2021, in Columbia, TN.

He was born on January 29, 1958, to Robert Lewis Young and Shirley Mae Thomas Young, in Riverside, CA.

Paul was a good man, kind and loving. He cared deeply about his family and never met a stranger. He adored his wife, Donna Young, and was the biggest fan of his children and grandchildren. He was often found watching the grandchildren play their respective sports, such as tennis, football, trap, and baseball. He was a sports fan that included rooting for the Oklahoma Sooners, watching Wimbledon tennis and Little League World Series baseball on television. He also was a fan of watching softball, basketball, and volleyball.

Paul had a great sense of humor which often led to playing jokes on the family during gatherings. He would “photobomb” any picture he could with funny faces. His attitude was laid back with a kind and helpful demeanor. He was a terrific handyman that volunteered to fix any household issues that the family experienced. He spent much of his time working on the farm, mowing grass, riding the tractor, and caring for his horses. He had a soft place in his heart for their dogs and cats. Also, he spent his free time riding his Harley motorcycle which he named snowbird. His fun presence and love for all he met with be missed every day.

He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Young; children: Derick Young, Lisa (Rod) Whitaker, Kimmy (Steven) Colvet, Stacy (Wayne) Jones, Hayley (Chris) Burgess; grandchildren: Cameron Whitaker, Zach Burgess, Lauryn Whitaker, Abby Burgess, Kaitlyn Young, Asa Colvet, Ashlee (Joe) Calton, Kyle Johnston; great-grandkids: Kahmilia Johnston, Brooks Calton, Knox Calton, Zane Calton; sister: Diane (Raymond) Sensat; brother-in-law: Russell Church Jr.; aunt: Carolyn Fly; good friends: Kip and Steph Lindsey; and several cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents and loving aunts and uncles.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Memorial service will follow starting at 2:00 p.m. with Bob Vassar officiating.

The family respectfully requests that you please wear a mask to the visitation and service to protect each other. Dress is casual for the service.

Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family online at

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