Legendary Poco co-founder leaves legacy of music and kindness

By Melissa Dragich-Cordero and Kirk Pasich
    Rusty Young, a Davisville resident and co-founder of the country-rock band Poco, passed away on April 14, 2021, at the age of 75. Young is survived by his beloved wife Mary, with whom he shared a log home in the Mark Twain National Forest. He enjoyed fishing the Huzzah Creek. Young is also survived by his daughter Sara, son Will, and three young grandsons, Chandler, Ryan, and Graham, as well as Mary’s three children, Joe, Marci, and Hallie, and grandchildren Quentin and Emma. A memorial service will be held October 16 at Wildwood Springs Lodge in Steelville, where Rusty and Mary met 20 years ago.