Charlotte Riggs Young, Johnson City, died peacefully in her home with her family by her side on April 12, 2013, after an extended illness. Charlotte was born in Elizabethton to the late Dana H. Riggs and Gertie B. Riggs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Malone Young, professor at E.T.S.U. and local author, and an infant sister, Helen Riggs.
She graduated from Elizabethton High School and attended E.T.S.U. Charlotte was a member of First Christian Church of Johnson City for over 50 years, serving as president of the Women’s Council and the Mr. and Mrs. Sunday School Class.
She began her career as a legal secretary in the 1960s with Bryant, Brandt and Price, Attorneys-at-Law, and continued working with Walter Lee Price for over 38 years. She served as President of the Tennessee Legal Secretaries Association and was awarded Secretary of the Year of the Washington-Carter County Legal Secretaries Association. She especially enjoyed traveling throughout the state with her many friends in the group.
Charlotte was a member of the Monday Club of Johnson City, the E.T.S.U. Retirees Association, the E.T.S.U. Garden Club and served as president of the E.T.S.U. Women’s Faculty Club. She volunteered many years at the Johnson City Medical Center and especially enjoyed the many friends with whom she worked.
She is survived by her sister, Emma “Cricket” Riggs of Johnson City, and her daughters, Marilyn J. Young of Johnson City and Linda Young McReynolds and husband, John, of Knoxville and their sons, Trey McReynolds, Christopher McReynolds and Matthew McReynolds and wife, Sarah, and their children, Caitlin Hoskins, Bethany Hoskins, Harrison McReynolds and Miles McReynolds, all of Knoxville; and her especially loved cousins and many, very dear friends.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Guy Robins, and his nurse, Babbie White, for their wonderful care of Charlotte.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, April 15, at First Christian Church of Johnson City with Dr. William Gwaltney and Dr. Eugene Wigginton officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. Interment will follow the service at Happy Valley Memorial Park in Elizabethton. Active pallbearers will be Warren Riggs, John “Trey” McReynolds, Christopher McReynolds, Matthew McReynolds, John Buchanan and Bradley Teague. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Martin, Dean Martin, Dana Riggs, Scott Bowers and members of the Mr. and Mrs. School School Class. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the Johnson City Ronald McDonald House, 418 N. State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, TN 37604 or the Johnson City Animal Shelter, 525 Sells Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37604. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Services, 3001 Peoples St., Johnson City.