September 27, 2021
On Monday, September 27, 2021, Hubert Claytor Young, Jr., 92, and Marcia Batchelder Young, 88, passed from their earthly home of Camden, SC to their heavenly home within hours of each other, leaving behind a remarkable legacy of faith, generosity, and love.
Hubert was the son of the late Hubert Claytor Young, Sr. and Thelma Williamson Young. He graduated from Lower Richland High School, where he played football. He then attended Clemson and played football under Frank Howard. He was a member of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and served for 8 years.
Marcia was the daughter of the late Maurice L. Batchelder and Annie Bowers Batchelder of Columbia, SC. Marcia was an only child and developed a love for music and playing the piano early in life. She graduated from Dreher High School before marrying the love of her life on June 9, 1950, at Rosewood Baptist Church in Columbia.
After marrying, Hubert and Marcia moved to Raleigh, NC where they started their family. Hubert worked as a lineman for the telephone company. It was in Raleigh where the couple’s entrepreneurial spirit ignited with their creation of a local trampoline park. Continuing in this spirit, Hubert and Marcia were inspired to own a business closer to home, bringing them back to the Midlands.
The Youngs settled in Camden, SC where they raised their three children while operating the successful and famous Tastee-Freez for over 15 years until retiring to pursue mission work. Throughout their ministry, they served on 21 long-term mission trips to Kerala, India. While in Kerala, they helped build a Christian seminary to train and equip new pastors and also served Light of Hope Children’s Mission orphanage. In addition to overseas missions, Hubert and Marcia served in migrant camps in Homestead, FL. The Youngs continued serving the migrant camps yearly until 2019.
Over the years, they faithfully served at several churches in Camden through their gifts of music and preaching. While their ministry was far-reaching, the desire for their family to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior was their primary mission in life.
They were devoted Clemson fans, attending over 300 home games since 1970. Hubert even had a cameo from Coach Swinney at his 90th birthday celebration. The Youngs were also avid travelers and visited over 30 countries and all 50 states, many by way of their Airstream.
Surviving are their children, Marcia Jeanette Young McDonald, of Lugoff, Hubert Claytor, “Clay” Young III (Beverley), of Leesville, and Wanda Young Hunter (Wayne), of Sumter; 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, and Mr. Young’s sister, Betty Thompson, of Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at First Baptist Church in Camden. Pastors Rusty Shuler and Phillip Gerrald will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at 12:30 PM in the Fellowship Center prior to the service. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Camden or Hope for the Hungry by visiting lightofhopeindia.com.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, October 02, 2021
First Baptist Church
1201 Broad Street
Camden, SC 29020