Buddy Young, age 75, passed away March 13, 2022, at Ascension St Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and attended Florence Baptist Church. Buddy retired from Bridgestone Firestone after 37 years of service and worked with Tennessee Walking Horses at both Womack Stables and ThorSport for over 30 years.

Family meant everything to Buddy, especially his wife Kathy whom he recently lost, and his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Tommy Young and Bonnie Parker Young; wife, Katherine Young; and brother, Pete Young. He is survived by sons, Kenneth (Josh) Young, Jimmy McCrary, Jr.; daughter, Tammy (Terry) Coleman; brothers, Tommy Young, Jr, Jimmy (Sherry) Young, Jerry Young, Don (Debbie) Young; sister, Martha “Sis” (Jimmy) Woodard; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 17, 2022, and a Chapel service will be at 2:00PM on Friday, March 18, 2022, at Jennings and Ayers Funeral Home with Trey Gamble officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens with family and friends serving as pallbearers.