Murfreesboro native, Vice Mayor, Councilmember, businessman and family man, Doug Young lost his long battle with cancer Sunday. He was 68.
Mayor Shane McFarland ordered flags on City buildings be lowered to half-staff this week in honor of Vice Mayor Doug Young.
The mayor says Murfreesboro has lost one of its greatest champions. "We will miss his leadership and dedication to our City Council. "Doug Young was one of the most selfless people I have ever met and that showed in the way he helped our City for many years. Murfreesboro is a better place because of him and I am better for having known him. He will truly be missed."
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Visitation with the family will be Wednesday from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. A celebration of life will be held Thursday at 11:00am at First Presbyterian Church.
Vice Mayor Young was particularly fond of a famous quote by Theodore Roosevelt known as 'Man in the Arena':
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."