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Donavan Young

February 7, 1973 ~ December 17, 2018 (age 45)


Donavan Edwin Young,45, of Rockingham, died Monday, December 17, 2018 at Richmond Co. Hospice. He was born February 7, 1973 in Stuart, VA a son of David Al and Linda Belton Young.

Donavan was a devout Christian who shared the word of God with everyone he met. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA with a Bachelor’s in Psychology & Criminal Justice. Donavan spent his entire adult career dedicated to serving as a law enforcement officer, detective and great leader for the Rockingham Police Department, the Richmond County Sheriffs Department, the Asheboro Police Department and High Point Police Department.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 3:30 PM at Second Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Hawks, Rev. Tim Lavinder and Rev. Ernie Walters officiating.

In addition to his parents, Donavan is survived by his wife, Alanna Blakley Young; daughters, Lydia and Piper Young of the home; brother, Chris (Laura) Young of Hope Mills; brothers-in-law, Chad Blakley and Larry Bailey of Reidsville; niece, Julianna Young of Rockingham; nephews, Steven and Bradley Young of Hope Mills; grandmother, Vivian Belton of Rockingham; grandfather Curtis Young of Stuart, VA.
Donavan was preceded in death by grandfather, Jack Belton; grandmother, Lena Young; father & mother-in-law, John and Tina Blakley.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00-3:30 PM prior the service at the church and at other times his home.

Memorials may be made to Place of Grace 252 School St. Rockingham, NC 28379.

Online condolences may be made at www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com Watson-King Funeral home in Rockingham is serving the Young family.

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