E.W. "Woody" Young II
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Earl Woodford "Woody" Young II, CFP?, CAP?, age 78, of Dallas, passed away on Friday, February 11, 2022 following a long illness.
He was born on September 18, 1943, in McAlester, Oklahoma. Woody was a 1961 graduate of Northwest Classen High School in Oklahoma City. During his senior year, Woody was State Champion in the quarter mile and went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma having been awarded track and NROTC scholarships. He was a member of the University of Oklahoma's record setting Big-8 Champion four by 440 relay team. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and received his B.A. from OU in political science. He also studied business management at Oklahoma City University's Graduate School of Business. Upon graduation from OU, Woody was commissioned as a Marine Corps Officer and ran on the All-Marine track team before proudly serving in the Vietnam War as an artillery battery commander. He subsequently became a Major in the United States Marine Corps Active Reserves.
Upon returning from Vietnam, Woody worked in sales for IBM for eleven years. He had a passion for working with people. In 1987, he co-founded Quest Capital Management, Inc. Quest today continues to provide comprehensive financial planning services. Throughout his career Woody was a mentor to many in the profession and enjoyed teaching others about his passion for financial planning. Woody served as an Adjunct Professor in the SMU Certificate Program in Financial Planning and taught in the "Capstone" program. He was selected by Worth magazine as one of America's "Best Financial Advisors in the U.S." for four consecutive years. He also appeared on D Magazine's premier list of "The Best Financial Advisors in Dallas" many times. The Dallas/Fort Worth Financial Planning Association presented their first "Honors Award" to Woody, recognizing him for a lifelong commitment to the profession and to the Financial Planning Association of DFW. Woody was a leading professional financial advisor throughout his career who has left a lasting legacy in the financial planning profession. After retirement he volunteered with the Joe Foss Institute teaching elementary students about his positive experiences working with the Vietnamese in Vietnam.
Woody was an OU sports fanatic, especially for OU football. He was a member of the OU Club of Dallas, where he volunteered for various events. Woody enjoyed boating and spending time on Lake Texoma. He had a love for music, enjoyed singing karaoke and sang in Lakeway UMC, Pottsboro, TX as well as St. Andrew UMC choirs for many years.
A commitment to philanthropy was an important part of Woody's life. He earned his CAP?, Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation to better help individuals define and fulfill philanthropic goals.
He was an exceptionally outgoing man who never met a stranger and truly enjoyed talking and getting to know others. More than anything, he adored his family. His devotion to his wife, children, and grandchildren was steadfast and he will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him.
In addition to his parents, Woody was preceded in death by his son, Woody Young III; mother, Lula May Barrett; father, Earl W. Young; and stepfather, Rad Barrett. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Penny Young; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan & Amy Young of Delaware and Chris & Amy Young of Plano, Texas; grandchildren, Christian & Taylor Young, Haley, Sydney, Scott and Ryan; sister and brother-in-law, Jana & Wayne Dabney of Chickasha, Oklahoma; beloved cat, Beau; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 1:00pm at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093. Burial with military honors will be held at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The University of Oklahoma Foundation, The Baylor Scott and White Dallas Foundation, The Parkland Foundation, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Lakeway UMC of Pottsboro or to the charity of your choice. Those wishing to send condolences or sign the online guestbook may visit www.teddickeywestfuneral.com.