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Brian Lincoln Youngs

Born: Thu., Dec. 8, 1938
Died: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

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Colonel Brian Lincoln Youngs M.D., of Sault Ste. Marie, MI passed away peacefully on December 31, 2019 in Ann Arbor, MI. He was 81.


Brian was born on December 8, 1938 in Sterling, MI to parents Stephen and Edna (Johnson) Youngs. After co-captaining the Soo High Blue Devil Football Team to an undefeated state championship season in 1956, he attended Northern Michigan University where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry. Following his undergraduate studies, he went on to earn his Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University and later a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina.


Brian married Mary Williamson in September 1965 and were together until her passing in 2014.


In 1969, he joined the US Army where he served until 1980. During his time in service, he was proud to be Division Surgeon for the “Big Red One,” the Army’s 1st Infantry Division. After his time in the military, he held the positions of District Medical Director and Health Officer for districts 3 and 4 of Northern Michigan until his retirement in 2000. In retirement, he and Mary were able to come home to Sault Ste. Marie.


Col Youngs was a brave soldier, a loyal husband, and loving father. He enjoyed spending time with family, playing cribbage, and was passionate about ice hockey.


He is survived by his daughter Allison, sons Stephen and Michael (Nicole), and granddaughter Mya. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary, and his brother Philip.


A visitation will take place at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home in Sault Ste. Marie, MI on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Hospice of EUP or the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.  A celebration of life will take place later in the year.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com

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Margaret and Jim Young
   Posted Tue January 07, 2020
Youngs family I can not tell you how sad I was to read of my dear friend Brian.
Love to all of you.Jim and Margaret Young.

Cynthia Butcher
   Posted Wed January 08, 2020
I worked with Dr. Youngs at District Health Department #3 thirty years ago and have never forgotten that experience. His knowledge, candor, kindness, and humor made it one of the best jobs ever. I am so very sorry to learn of his passing. He was an amazing man teeming with wonderful stories, and it was my true gift to have known him. My sincere condolences to his family for their loss of this extraordinary man.

Cynthia Butcher

Nicole Long
   Posted Thu January 09, 2020
I’m unable to attend on Saturday. I will keep you all in my thoughts. I will pray for you all.

Debbie Youngs
   Posted Sat January 11, 2020
Allison and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Uncle Brian's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! We are grateful for the time we had together this past summer with you and Uncle Brian.
The Youngs Family

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