In Memory of




Obituary for Reno Senvie Young

Reno Senvie Young went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 1, 2022, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Greenbush, Virginia to the late Hattie G. (Matthews) and Milton J. Young on December 15, 1940, and born again into his heavenly family in 1971. He married the love of his life, Margaret A. Byrd on July 6, 1961, from this union six children were born.

Reno was educated in the Accomack County School system. He was mechanically inclined and loved a challenge. As a child, he helped build his first car with just the frame and motor (affectionately called “the jalopy”) and he has had a wrench in his hand ever since. Known as the jack of all trades, he did everything from baking rolls to building a house, and everything in between.

Reno was employed by J.V. Wells/Coppers for many years, as well as Boulevard Motors, from which he retired. He had a strong work ethic; his hands were always busy even after a full day’s work. He served as a deacon, bus driver, and Sunday school superintendent at Salisbury Revival Center, where he attended for many years.

However, his greatest role was “Daddy,” “Pops” or “Pop-Pop.” He was never too tired to join in the fun and games after work, or taking long road trips, participating in bike-a-thons, or whatever came to mind. An adventurous yet gentle spirit, Reno lived life with a big smile. He used every talent given (and some that were not). He took great joy in helping others, a real “superhero.” A mechanical breakdown was never too far away, for him to come to the rescue.

There are not enough words in the English language to express what he meant to so many. Although he will be greatly missed, we know he is with the angels including his favorite aunt, Carrie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby girl, Sheila Young; stepmother, Rosalie Young; and brother, Jason Young.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 61 years, Margaret Young; sons, Timothy Young and Gregory (Angela) Young; daughters, Beverly (Milton) Lanier, Angela (Lawrence) Hankerson, and Tanya Young; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister, Vandalia Pritchett; a brother, Carlton (Sylvia) Young; three brothers-in-law, Randolph (Bonnie) Byrd, Jr., Bobby (Grace) Byrd, and Curtis (Cheryl) Byrd; three sisters-in-law, Winnie Cropper, Barbara Shrieves, and Jeanette (Jeff) Northan; a close cousin, Hartavia (Charles) Adams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.