Norman Russell “Rusty” Young of Davisville, “Pucky Huddle” Missouri was born on February 23, 1946 in Long Beach, California and passed away on April 14, 2021 at the age of 75 years, 1 month and 23 days.
In 2001, Rusty met Mary Newenhaus/Brennan in Steelville Missouri at Wildwood Springs Lodge where they were married on October 3, 2004.
He loved his rural Missouri lifestyle in the log home they built together overlooking the Huzzah Creek in the Mark Twain National Forest. He enjoyed fishing and beautifying the landscape as he continued to keep the legend alive of his country-rock band POCO. As the only original member of his band, Rusty went on to record dozens of albums with his first and only solo album “Waitin’ for the Sun” released in 2017. Rusty penned the band’s only number one hit – “Crazy Love” in 1979 which he joked is still on the charts at Lowes and Home Depot.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman John Young and Ruth Elaine Stephenson; and younger brother, Ron Young.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Young of St. Louis, Missouri; two children, Will and Sara Young; three grandsons, Chandler, Ryan and Graham Young of Nashville Tennessee; three step children, Joe Brennan, Marci May and Hallie Brennan; step grandchildren, Quentin Jones and Emma Radel; other relatives and friends.
A memorial service and Celebration of Life will be held at the Wildwood Springs Lodge on Saturday October 16, 2021, the previously scheduled Poco concert date.