In Memory of Emory Sharpe Young, Sr.
Emory Sharpe Young, Sr.: February 1, 1936 – August 2, 2020
Emory Sharpe Young, Sr., 84, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Sunday, August 2, 2020. A private family graveside service to honor Emory’s life was held at Palmetto Cemetery.
Emory was born in Moultrie, Georgia, on February 1, 1936 to Lucile and Leon Young, moving to Brunswick in 1938. He graduated from Glynn Academy in 1954. Emory played football and baseball at G.A. and upon graduation he started college at Georgia Tech. After completing his third year at Tech he moved back home to help with the family business, Young Bros. Electric, and in 1957 he married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Ann (Martann) Shoemaker.
Survivors include sons, Emory Young, Jr. (Renee’) and Cliff Young (Tammy). Grandchildren: Chris NazzrieBrandi Nazzrie, Justin Nazzrie (Shawna), Ward McCarthy, Cody Young (Megan), Kady Young, Chevy Young and Will Young. Great grandchildren: Liberty Margaret Ashley, Deven Mae Nazzrie, Emrie Anne Young, Jaxon Bowen Young, Everleigh Marie Bryson, Raylan Luke Young and Aria Rayne Johnson. Sisters: Betty Sullivan, Patricia Barbie, and Ava Grimes. Long-time work family members: John Sapp, Vernon Harris, Bobby Thrift, Stanley Rowell, Michael Sheffield, Marty Parker, and all current and past employees. Best friend and pet: Buddi. Predeceased by his wife Margaret Ann Young, daughters, and son-in-laws: Cathy and John McCarthy, Susan, and Dub Nazzrie, his sister and brother: Nancy Young and Larry Young, and a great granddaughter: Ellie Layne Bryson.
Emory loved watching his grandchildren play softball, football, and baseball.He worked for Concrete Products for a number of years and then went to work at R. L. Peck until his dream of owning his own business came true. In 1971 he started Certified Electric, Inc along with his wife, Margaret. Emory was an Eagle Scout and over the years Emory coached little league football, drove the church bus, was a member of the Kiwanis Club, President of the local chapter of the Conditioned Air Association of Georgia and later was their state president. He was an innovator for his time and believed computers were the future of business and was one of the first small businesses in Brunswick to purchase and use a computer to run his company. Certified Electric became a Carrier dealer in 1976 and one of the first 10 companies in the state to become a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Emory’s caregivers from Visiting Angels: Ann Brunswick, Delores Campbell, and Elizabeth Kennebrew. Emory will always be remembered for being a true southern gentleman who worked extremely hard and tried to instill his great work ethic in all those he raised and employed. He was a humble man with a giving heart who loved his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Emory’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.