David

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.

 

Services

Visitation: September 21, 2021 3:00 pm - September 21, 2021 7:00 pm

First Baptist Church-Vincennes
2625 Wabash Avenue
Vincennes, IN 47591


Celebration of Life: September 22, 2021 10:30 am

First Baptist Church-Vincennes
2625 Wabash Avenue
Vincennes, IN 47591


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  1. Dave was a part of a great family that was a part of our church family as kids. Like his brothers, he was a beloved guy and strong Christian. Though I rarely got to see him in recent years, our shared experiences of growing up in the church and going to the same grade school are cherished in my memory. Rest in peace, Dave, eternally in the presence of the Risen Lord and Great Physician.

  2. I met Dave in kindergarten at P.S. 91, if my memory isn’t failing me, and was a classmate all the way through Broad Ripple High School. He had just about the perfect sense of humor and was of unfailingly good cheer. He was one of the people I was really hoping to see at our BRHS reunion this year. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and other loved ones.

  3. Always enjoyed listening to him every morning as I got ready to teach at SKE. He had a great calming, entertaining voice and he made you feel like part of his family. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

  4. Thank you for sharing Dave with all of us for so many years. I know it took time away from you all, his family, but we all appreciated his enthusiasm and love for our athletes. He will certainly be missed.

  5. It is with great sadness I am writing this. I have know David and his Indianapolis family since elementary school through youth group at E 49th Street Christian Church. I remember his humor then and until his passing. His Indpls family was my family too. He married my sister Patti and he was the best husband to her. They had the best two daughters you could ever ask for. I love this family and will miss David very much. I pray that god watches over this family and continue the legacy David left them. I will miss you and your humor . Love S-I-L KarRen Rash

  6. I grew up with Dave on Primrose Ave. I was in Cub Scouts with him and played baseball with him. I went to School #91 and Broad Ripple High School with him. I was also in the youth group at East 49th Street Christian Church with him. I have many fond memories of Dave. Our nickname for him was Marvelous Marv. When we played wiffle ball in his backyard he would do the play by play as if he was on the radio. It was a delight to grow up with him and his brother Jimmy. Dave was a positive influence on my life and I think of him often. RIP Marv.

  7. I thought of Dave and Mark and the Morning Show just the other day – the best 20 minutes of radio … always between 6:00 -6:20 am daily as they discussed anything and nothing. It put a smile on my face and set the tone for the remainder of the day. Condolences to Patti and family and Dave’s friends – may you know Peace at this time of loss and be comforted.

  8. Patty sorry to hear about dave’s passing.
    we always enjoyed listening to him when we were getting ready for work or school.
    He always had a good since of humor.
    we are keeping you and the family in our prayers.
    take care
    Joan and andy mccraney

  9. Grew up next door to Dave many moons ago. We did a lot of kid stuff together, especially playing ball in the Young’s back yard. We even talked through the our upstairs bedroom windows house to house in the summertime. Dave was always a good guy.
    Rest in peace my neighbor,

    Russ Mills

  10. Patti just know as cousins I’m here any time you need to talk. I’m so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful, loving, caring Husband. I’m sending many prayers for you and your wonderful Daughters and their families as well as all of David’s family. I love you all.

  11. Condolences to Dave’s family and the WZDM family. I really enjoyed listening to Dave and Mark in the mornings. Then, listening to Dave during his “non-award” winning morning show. He always made bad mornings turn into great days for me.

    Dave had a great talent for painting a picture of what he saw during sporting events. I could easily tell he was extremely knowledgeable in sports and loved his job. I surely miss his excitement when any Alice’s team made a great play.

    Though I didn’t know him personally, he sure brightened my days. He has been greatly missed. His on-the-air excellentence can’t be duplicated.

  12. Dave will be surely missed by many. I remember the first day that he was not on the radio in the morning. I sure missed waking up to his voice in the morning as my alarm went off. Without him my mornings were off kilter. Sorry Patty but you were not the only woman that woke up to Dave in the morning 🙂 LOL.
    I also remember the day that Megan came to pick Kelli up for school and was welcomed by the dog jumping on her. I am told she let out some screams and Dave had great joy in sharing all about it on the morning show.
    Your family and Vincennes has lost a great one for sure. I like to think that he will be watching over all of us in the days and years ahead.
    Love you all. Reach out if you need anything or just an ear or shoulder to lean on.

  13. Dave was one if the very best. I have missed his friendship since the day that we left Primrose Avenue. My deepest wishes for Patti and the family to celebrate what a great contribution he made to everyone who knew him.
    Sincerely, Dennis Biggs

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