Mr. Dean "Bull" Young, was born February 19, 1955, in Carthage, Texas to the late Essie Lee Flemons-Young; he was the fourth of ten children.
Dean attended school in Nacogdoches, Texas. Following high school, he continued his education at Panola College and Angelo State University, on basketball scholarships. During this time, he received multiple awards for his performance on the basketball court. He completed his college education, receiving his master's degree in education.
Mr. Young worked in public education for 29 years. Also teaching and coaching junior high football, basketball, track and field for 15 years, before retiring from coaching. During his coaching career he coached in Garrison, Texas (1 year), Dekalb, Texas (2 years), and Longview, Texas (12 years). He retired from teaching in 2007.
Dean enjoyed watching sports, fishing, playing solitaire, barbequing, and randomly cracking jokes.
On May 28, 1978, Dean married his high school sweetheart, Brenda Price-Young, to this union three children were born.
Dean is preceded in death by his mother, Essie Lee Flemons-Young; sister, Jozetta Harris; brothers, Winston Young, Darrell Young, and Craig Harris; grandparents, Clint Flemons and Mammie Sparks-Flemons.
Among those left to share a lifetime of memories are his wife, of 44 years, Brenda "Bren" Price-Young; sons, Byron (April) Young, of Ft. Worth, Texas and Terrance (Sanitra) Young, of Tyler, Texas; daughters, Kiuntra Young, of Longview, Texas, and Anitra Franklin-Edwards; 8 grandchildren, Adonijah Young, Tavian Young, Chakyrian Young, Ja'nyia Johnson, Jaidan Young, Jayla Young, Mason Smith, and Lemichael Jones; great-granddaughter, Alivia "Livi" Jones; sister, Shirley Ross Page; brothers, Shawn Harris and Ricky Young, of Nacogdoches, Texas; special niece, LaToya Young, of Tyler, Texas; sister in laws, Rita Lee, of San Antonio, Texas, and Helen Young of Nacogdoches, Texas; two half siblings, Patsy (Alfred) Griffin, of Tyler, Texas, and Clearance Young, of Nacogdoches, Texas; two special aunts, Clara Flemons and Mary Jean Black; special cousins, Nathan Hale, of Tyler, Texas, and Barbara Ellison, of Nacogdoches, Texas; special friends, like big sisters, Mrs. Peggy Patterson and Mrs. Peggy Palmer; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.
Mr. Young was loved and respected by fellow coworkers and his students. This "Sweet/Gentle Giant", as referred to by many, will be greatly missed by his family, coworkers, students, and friends.
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