Kappa Alpha Order

Call to Community: Remembering Doug Young

The Order invites you to pause in remembrance of a brother whose dedication to community shaped his life and embodied the values of KA.

Doug Young (Delta Lambda—Middle Tennessee State ’69) did it all. He served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1971-1973, where he worked in military intelligence. He owned and operated his own business, City Tile and Floor Covering, for about 40 years. He was elected to the city council of his hometown, Murfreesboro, in 2002, and later named vice mayor.

Young’s professional accomplishments are many. But commitment to community was among Doug’s greatest passions. He participated actively in the MTSU Foundation, MTSU National Alumni Association, Rutherford County Arthritis Walk, Boy Scouts of America, Tennessee Municipal League, and Downtown Murfreesboro Business Association.

He fought for the public good and was instrumental in the development of a Murfreesboro Pubic Safety Training Center, which was named in his honor. The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce established a lifetime achievement award in Doug’s name to celebrate extraordinary service to the community.

Doug’s long battle with cancer may have ended in 2016, but his memory lives on through his wife of 45 years, Susan; their three children, Andrew, Julie, and Matthew; and their grandchildren, Catherine, Anna, Reecely, and Ellie. The life of Doug Young offers inspiration to brothers everywhere working to make their hometowns a better place.

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