Jimmy Gray Young, Sr.

Jimmy Gray Young, Sr.

February 15, 1939 – October 5, 2021

WENDELL – Jimmy Gray Young, Sr., 82, passed away on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021. He was born in Wake County to the late Foster Wilson & Viola P. Medlin Young. He owned and operated Youngs Auto Service most of his life He was a hardworking man and a good provider that was great at teaching life lessons. He was a huge NASCAR fan and loved animals. He will be remembered as a caring, dignified, humble man, who was generous to a fault. He was always there for his family and friends when they needed him. He was very proud of the people that his children became.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sarah Young, children, Bruce Young (Alison), Gray Young (Vicky), Don Young (Karen), Kenny Young (Torri), Gayle Sandy (Ken), stepchildren, Randy Gibson (Leslie), Rhonda Jenkins (Charlie), mother of his children, Carolyn, grandchildren, Matt Young (Jessica), Cindy Parker (Jimmy), Sonya Corse, Shelly Arnold (Waylon), Jake Young (Victoria), Eric Young (Brittany), Casey Young (William), Laura Hoskinson (Chris), Justin Young, Tyler Sandy, Brooke Sandy, Chandler Gibson, Casie Gibson, Matthew McRimmon (Ariana), Sara Beth Jenkins, 15 greatgrandchildren, sister, Joyce Alford, nephew, Dale Alford (Kim) and Dixie.

Flowers are welcomed or memorials may be made to Transitions Lifecare https://www.transitionslifecare.org/donate.

Funeral service will be held at 2 PM, Saturday, October 9th, 2021, at Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory Chapel. COVID PRECAUTIONS RECOMENDED. The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 2 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow service at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens. www.stricklandfuneral.com. Recording of service will be available at a later date at www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral.


  • Bob Moore Posted October 6, 2021 3:23 pm

    We are here if you or your family need anything..

  • Bill & Christy Sullivan Posted October 6, 2021 3:42 pm

    Please know that you are always in our thoughts and prayer during this time of grief. Much love from a true fried always.

  • Hugh Williams Posted October 6, 2021 4:04 pm

    A great man that had a heart of gold. Jimmy was like a dad to me for many years after I lost mine at 25 yrs. old. We both were in the auto repair business for many years and helped one another , he taught me all I know about the AC business. He was the best I ever knew. Went to Raleigh today and anytime I did I would always say to myself I oughta go by and see Jimmy. Sometimes my busy schedule didn’t allow it. But sure am glad of all the times I did. He never met a stranger nor talked bad about someone that truly didn’t need it. I will miss you buddy .😢 Thanks for being the daddy I didn’t have all those years ❤️

  • Nancy Fullerton Posted October 6, 2021 4:19 pm

    My thoughts and prayers for you dear Sarah and all of your family.,so sorry for your loss.

  • Angela Hatfield Posted October 6, 2021 8:43 pm

    Kenny- so sorry for your loss, sending prayers for comfort in the days, weeks and months to come.

  • John Middleswarth Posted October 7, 2021 6:31 am

    Our deepest sympathies to the family and to those who knew Jimmy as friend. I am honored and grateful to have known Jimmy as my friend for forty years… R.I.P. my friend.

  • Sheryl Harrison Posted October 7, 2021 1:21 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jimmy’s passing I was little last time I saw him but I remember him being a very nice man prayers and hugs to all of his Loved

  • Jimmy and Dianne Peck Posted October 7, 2021 2:58 pm

    So sorry for your loss. In our prayers. He was a sweet man.

  • Ellen Johnson Posted October 7, 2021 7:08 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in the days ahead. Jimmy was a very nice man and will be missed.

  • Robert Jones Posted October 7, 2021 9:31 pm

    Gray and family
    So sorry to hear that your dad passed.
    He was a good friend of ours and we will miss him.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    May God comfort and give you peace today and the days ahead at this sad time in your life.
    God Bless!!
    Love ,friends
    Robert & Jean Jones

  • Tammy (Stallings) Blinson Posted October 8, 2021 1:43 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about your daddy. You and your family are in our prayers.
    Margaret Stallings, Wayne and Tammy Blinson

  • Ricky Brantley Posted October 8, 2021 4:54 pm

    May God comfort each of you and send comfort to your heart. Mr. Jimmy was a good man

  • Lisa Hecht Posted October 8, 2021 5:18 pm

    I’m holding Aunt Sarah close to my heart.

  • Kathy McIntyre Posted October 9, 2021 10:10 am

    I always loved Jimmy. He always used kind words and never spoke ill of anyone. I have watched a many a Nascar race with him, and enjoyed many events and cookouts. He will be remembered.

  • Tammy Pearce Augsburger Posted October 9, 2021 10:13 am

    Bruce, Kenny and family
    My condolences in the passing of your father. Prayers of comfort and peace.
    He was an icon in the towñ of Zebulon. Everyone new Young’s auto shop.
    Again, my sympathy I his passing.

  • Eddie Tarte Posted October 11, 2021 12:22 am

    Sarah, sorry to hear that your husband has passed. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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