In memoriam: Missionary emeritus Hugh Howland Young, 87

Hugh Howland Young, 1933-2020

Hugh Howland Young, an International Mission Board missionary emeritus who shared the gospel among the East Asian Affinity Peoples in Japan, died July 27, 2020, at The Laurels of Hendersonville, North Carolina. He was 87.

He was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Cartersville, Georgia, to the late William Hugh and Wanda Howland Young. He graduated from Orlando (Fla.) Senior High School and received the Bachelor of Arts from Stetson University, DeLand, Florida; the Bachelor of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky; and the Master of Education and Doctor of Education from University of Georgia, Athens.

In 1958, he married Norma Jean Still. Young was pastor of two churches in Georgia and taught in Nicholson, Georgia; Reutlingen, Germany; and Athens, Georgia. He was a teaching assistant at University of Georgia and an instructor and assistant professor at Kentucky Southern College, Louisville.

In 1969, the Foreign Mission Board (now International Mission Board) appointed them missionaries to Japan, where they were both teachers.

After 29 years as missionaries, the Youngs retired to Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 1998.

Young was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Norma, in 2013. He is survived by his nieces, Sandra Young of Florida, Sharon Hart of Kentucky and Beverly Davis of Oklahoma.

A private family service was held.

Read an obituary here.