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Brian Todd Young

September 14, 1966 — October 10, 2018

Brian Todd Young

Brian Todd Young, 52 years, of Houston, Texas, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his residence in Houston. He will be dearly missed by his family.

Brian was born in Elgin, Illinois to Robert L. and Bonnie J. (Starks) Young on September 14, 1966. The family moved to Houston shortly thereafter and Brian graduated from Westfield High School in 1984. Afterwards he studied at Baylor University before coming back to the Houston area. A certified appraiser, he opened his own appraisal company, Citywide Appraisal Group, in April of 2003, which he owned and operated until his death.

Brian was an avid sports fan, especially rooting for his home teams, the Astros and Texans, as well as the Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings growing up. He enjoyed collecting stamps, coins, sports memorabilia, and baseball cards. He also loved attending live music performances, from the smallest venues to the largest rock festivals.

Brian is survived by: his father, Bob Young; his sister Bridget Lancaster and her husband, Gary Lancaster; his grandmother, Sylvia F. Rhodes; his nephews: Trey Mann and Troy Lancaster; his niece, Brianna Lancaster (his namesake, aka Bree); his uncle: Bill Starks and his wife Bunny Starks; several cousins and a great number of friends and employees who considered themselves to be a part of his family as well.

He was preceded in death by: his mother, Bonnie J. Young; as well as grandparents: Robert and Margaret Young of Oklahoma City and Ralph Rhodes of Hominy, OK.

The Funeral Service was held at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 22, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Hominy, with the Reverend Claudia Lovelace presiding. Pallbearers were: Tex Bayouth, Frank Hudson, Jimmie Ratleff, David Gritts and David McGhee. The honorary pallbearer was: Babo Carter. The vocalist was Frank Hudson. Musical selections were: "Sweet Beulah Land", "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" and "How Great Thou Art". Burial followed the services at A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery in Hominy.

Powell Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences and memories may be left in the guestbook at


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