August 22, 1953 ~ September 16, 2021
Born in: Indianapolis, IN
Resided in: Vincennes, IN
It is with much sadness that the family of David Bruce Young announces his passing on September 16, 2021 at the age of 68 years. He was born August 22, 1953, to Donald and Dorothy Young of Indianapolis, IN.
David (or Dave as many knew him) was a proud Hoosier and had many fond memories and stories of his years growing up in Indianapolis. He was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School. His faith in God was grounded in his youth as he attended East 49th Street Christian Church. Through the church youth group, he met the love of his life, Patti Hook. They were married at that same church on August 10, 1974. They were married 47 years and have remained an inspiration of great love throughout their marriage.
After graduating from Broad Ripple, Dave worked diligently to establish his career in broadcasting. He dedicated a total of 48 years to entertaining radio listeners. His career carried him from his early days at Vincennes University Broadcasting, to WCBK in Martinsville, followed by a move back to Vincennes in 1988 where he helped to start up a new station and soon became a regular voice on the morning airwaves of WZDM 92.1. Over the next 32 years, Dave helped us wake up and get moving in the mornings and then helped us cheer on our local high school team as the “Voice of the Alices” in the evening. The greatest pride of his career was calling ball games over the air for Lincoln High School athletic events. He loved calling a game as much as his fans loved listening to him. He is estimated to have called over 3000 games over his career and calling the Vincennes Lincoln State Championship baseball game in 2002 was perhaps his most memorable call. He also provided play by play for many other local sporting events including Cub league events and local World Series games. Dave’s sense of humor, great laugh, knowledge of sports, and “voice made for the radio” kept us listening. Even when Dave wasn’t behind the mic at the ball field, he could still most often be found sitting in his recliner watching a ballgame. He particularly loved America’s favorite pastime, baseball, and was a proud Dodgers fan. Dave often joked on air that he was the host of a non-award winning morning show, and while perhaps the show never got the accolades it deserved, its host most deservedly did. Dave’s on-air talent and his contributions to sports throughout his career were acknowledged when he was awarded a number of media awards which most notably included the 2017-2018 IHSAA Distinguished Media Service Award and his 2020 induction into the Hoosier Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Excellence. His voice, knowledge, and dedication to sport brought many games to life over the airwaves for many years, and his love of the game remained steadfast throughout his entire life.
Dave was also a loving family man. He was particularly proud of his daughters and found great joy in his grandchildren. He enjoyed attending many of their activities through the years, but especially enjoyed being a Grandpa. He wanted nothing more than to see them grow. He will be dearly missed by his wife and family.
Dave is survived by his loving and devoted wife Patti Young; daughter, Kim & Ryan Condict of Evansville, IN; daughter, Kelli & Chad Carie of Vincennes, IN; grandchildren Maddi Carie, Shelbi Carie, Parker Condict, and step-grandson Caleb Condict.
He is also survived by brothers Marty (Diane) Young, of Vernal, UT, Jim (Carol) Young, of Lapel, IN, and Bill Young of Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-law KarRen Rash of Indianapolis, IN; sister-in-law Laura Hook of Beverly Hills, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews. He has many loved and appreciated friends who saw him through his illness and were an important part of his life.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Dorothy Young; sister and brother-in-law Nancy and Ray Huckleberry; father-in-law and mother-in-law Emery and Mary Ruth Hook; brothers-in-law Larry Hook and Gary Rash; sister-in-law Doris Young; and niece Elizabeth Young.
Dave greatly enjoyed life, his family, his friends, and of course sports. He will be missed dearly by all those who knew him and loved him.
Friends may visit with Dave’s family from 3-7 pm on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Vincennes 2625 Wabash Ave, Vincennes, IN 47591, where he enjoyed attending for many years.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at First Baptist Church with Dave’s brother, Pastor Marty Young, officiating. Dave will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery. On line memories may be shared with Dave’s family and friends at www.goodwinsievers.com. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, Vincennes is honored to be entrusted with the care of Dave.
In lieu of flowers, Dave wanted nothing more than to give back to so many who gave to him through his illness this past year. He requested that donations be made to the Travis Burkhart Foundation, Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, and the Vincennes Lincoln Athletic Booster Club who not only stuck by him through his illness but also supported him throughout his entire career.