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1010 S. White Street
P.O. Box 99
ATHENS, TN 37371-0099
Phone: 423-745-3013
Fax: 423-745-7733
Ronald Younger

Ronald Lee Younger

Monday, January 23rd, 1939 - Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
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Ronald Lee Younger,"Ron" age 80 of Athens, passed away Wednesday morning, February 20, 2019 at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville.
He was born and raised in Lynchburg, VA. Ron was the only child of the late Margaret L. Younger and Bennie T. Younger.
Ron graduated from North Carolina State University, Raleigh N.C., in 1961 in their school of Pulp and Paper Technology. He began his career with International Paper Company in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (1961-1969). He then went to work for J.M. Huber Corporation (Chemical Division) in Havre de Grace, MD (1969-1973). Huber transferred him to their Etowah, TN plant in 1973 where he became the Plant Manager and remained there until he retired.
Ron was a member of Keith Memorial United Methodist Church where he was active in their Adult Fellowship Group and the United Methodist Men. He had worked many years with Junior Achievement of McMinn County until a few years after retirement. Ron served in the Marine Corps Reserves for six years.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Gilliam Younger; two sons, Ronald Keith Younger of Athens and Steven Edward Younger (Jane) of Columbia, TN; two granddaughters, Rachel Y. Matthews (Todd) of Franklin,TN and Mary Elizabeth Y. Anderson (Kris) of Lynnville, TN; and two great-grandsons, Braeden C. Matthews and Rowan F. Matthews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 pm, Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church, Athens, TN. The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 pm, Saturday at the church prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Keith Memorial United Methodist Church (Nourish One Child), P.O. Box 1, Athens, TN 37371-0001; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Tribute, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or a charity of your choice.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Keith Memorial United Methodist Church
    Madison Avenue
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 4:00pm
    Keith Memorial United Methodist Church
    Madison Avenue
    ATHENS, TN 37303
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Tec Conar

Posted at 12:39pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family has meant allot to me over the years. May peace be with you during this time.
I am sorry I am in North Carolina and can not attend.

Louise Duckworth

Posted at 06:38pm
I am saddened to hear of Ron's passing. Your family will be in my prayers for comfort and strength during this trying time.

Kathie Pickrall

Posted at 05:25am
Mary Florence, Keith, Steve and family,
I am so very saddened to hear about Ron. I have many fond memories of all of us from years past. May God be your strength through this difficult time. Sending all of my love and deepest sympathies to you all.

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Posted at 08:54pm
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