Mr. Rodney W. Young

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September 23, 1965 – January 12, 2019


Friday, January 18, 2019
Public Viewing: 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
at Nelson & Sons Chapel Murfreesboro
448 E. Burton St., Murfreesboro, TN

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Family Visitation: 12:30 P.M.
Funeral Mass: 1:30 P.M.

Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church
1601 North Tennessee Blvd.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Lovvorn Cemetery
Barfield Community
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Rodney Wyndham “Rip” Young, was born in Fairhope, AL on September 23, 1965.  He departed this life on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, TN.  Rodney was 53 years old. 

He was born to the late Ret. Msg. Johnny Young and Freddie Mae Harris Young.  He was preceded in death by a brother Michael John Young.

Rodney’s love of sports began at a very young age.  He played peewee football, basketball and ran track.  He also showed his musical side while playing in the ensemble band at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky.  Rodney went on to play football and run track at Middle TN State University (MTSU), where he graduated in 1989.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Victoria M. Young of Murfreesboro, TN; daughters, Kayla McGowan, Dominique Young and Chyra Young, all of Murfreesboro, TN; grandson, Michael John Young II; mother, Freddie Mae H. Young of Daphne, AL; sisters, Denise Shaw and Jacqueline Young, both of Daphne, AL; father/mother-in-law, L.B. (Barbara) McGowan of Lynchburg, TN;  brothers-in-law, Larry (Connie) McGowan of Tullahoma, TN and Wayne (Angel) McGowan of Fairview, TN; sister-in-law, Brenda Wells of Lynchburg, TN; nieces, Stephanie McGowan of Tullahoma, TN, Brianna Shaw and Melissa Shaw, both of Daphne, AL, Alexis Fortson of Murfreesboro, TN, Kristian Eady of Lynchburg, TN and Savannah Eady of Tullahoma, TN; nephews, Geoffrey McGowan of Tullahoma, TN and Randall Shaw, II of Daphne, AL; and a host of  other relatives,  friends and co-workers.

8 thoughts on “Mr. Rodney W. Young

  1. Man this is a hard pill to take we got really closed my in the old gym at mtsu he always encouraged me too get back out there on the football field my heart and my blessings go out to his wife and kids and his family. Love you RIP.You and Michael are together again.

  2. Offering sincere condolences. No doubt this is a very difficult time for the family. May you find comfort and hope in our Heavenly Fathers sure promise that guarantees very soon in the future we will have the opportunity to be reunited with loved ones we have lost (John 11:25) This will by means of the earthly resurrection. (Matt. 6:10; Psalm 37:29)

  3. The people of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro are praying for your family as you grieve. May you somehow sense these prayers and find comfort in them during these difficult days.

  4. Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family. Asking God to comfort each of you through this time of sorrow.

  5. Sending our deepest condolences to Vickie and the rest of the family. As I shed tears for his loss, I also shed tears for the memories and the fun that Rodney and I had in our ACN business. My brother will be truly missed. Love you man…R.I.P

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