Mr. Richard Wilson “Dick” Young


Mr. Richard Wilson “Dick” Young, 76, husband of Margaret Mapp Young and a resident of Accomac, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at their seaside retreat on Bunting Point in Wachapreague.

He was born in his grandmother’s home, in Guilford, April 7, 1942, delivered by Dr. Joseph DeCormis, to the late Paul William Young and Jewel Mason Young. He attended Bloxom Elementary School until 7th grade, at which time he went to live with his then recently widowed aunt, Gay M. Taylor, in Parksley. He graduated valedictorian from Parksley High School in 1960. He was able to attend the University of Virginia on scholarships, graduating from the Commerce School in 1964, and receiving his doctorate in jurisprudence from UVA Law in 1967. He remained a loyal supporter of UVA throughout his life, enjoying longtime friendships, charitable giving, and his coveted tailgating spot he finagled to retain over the years.

Following UVA, Mr. Young returned to his home on the Eastern Shore and began his legal career in Accomac, opening his own private practice. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, boating, and hunting, with Mrs. Young often by his side. He was a dedicated Little League baseball and football coach for his three sons for many years. He was a member of Guilford United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Farmers and Merchants Bank. Following retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Young enjoyed travels to Florida and their Bunting Point home and farm.

In addition to his loving and devoted wife, Margaret, survivors include two sons, W. Mapp Young and his wife, Tracy, and Richard W. Young Jr. and his wife, Jennifer; daughter-in-law, Amy Young; eight grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Carolyn Mapp Hewes and Martha Coleburn Young; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, R. Douglass Young; a brother, Thomas W. Young; parents-in-law, George Walter Mapp Jr. and Rebecca Douglass Mapp; and sister-in-law, Mildred Mapp Mason.

A graveside service was conducted at the Edgehill Cemetery, in Accomac, Thursday, March 7, 2019, with the Rev. William Greer officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Drummondtown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 267, Accomac, VA 23301 or to Guilford United Methodist Church, 25460 Shoremain Drive, Bloxom, VA 23308.

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Arrangements were made by the Williams Funeral Homes.

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