Rev. William Youngman

May 27, 1933 ‒ September 15, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Rev. William Youngman of Mount Vernon passed on to his heavenly reward in his home on Saturday evening, September 15, 2018 surrounded by his loving family, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Hutchinson, Kansas on May 27, 1933 to John William and Mildred Grace (Eade) Youngman.

Rev. Youngman was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Youngman; and a sister, Nina (Youngman) Montemayor.  He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Vicky (Mattox) Youngman; daughter, Vicky Ann Youngman Schlosberg (Richard); son, William Kent Youngman (Doreen); and a daughter, Cynthia Jane Noble (Kevin); seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and two nieces.

Rev. Youngman was an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, having done pastoral ministry in Nazarene churches in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Ohio before teaching in the Religion/Philosophy Department at MVNC/MVNU for twenty-three years.  He also did short term teaching to students in Christian Ministry in Armenia and Jamaica.  All of this was after receiving degrees from Friends University, Nazarene Theological Seminary, Lutheran Evangelical Seminary and Boston University.  Pastoring and teaching were his God-given passions which he loved.

Rev. Youngman has been a member of the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene since 1981 and has served on the church board, SDMI board, small group leader and Sunday school teacher as well as the Ministerial Studies board on the North Central Ohio District of the Church of the Nazarene.

Rev. Youngman was a loving husband, father and grandfather, taking pride in his family’s accomplishments and being know by them as having a great deal of wisdom which he shared with them. He also shared with them his love for photography and fishing.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene, 16001 Glen Road, Mount Vernon and also on Friday, September 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. until the time of the celebration of life service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Scott Sharpes and Dr. Charles McCall officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Education student scholarships at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 800 Martinsburg Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or to Kindred Hospice Foundation, 3350 Riverwood Parkway, Suite 1400. Atlanta, GA 30339.

To share a memory or send an expression of sympathy to the family visit

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rev. William Youngman.

Legacy Touch fingerprint
PIN number for William:
Place an order by visiting

  • Dr. Youngman was my academic advisor at MVNC (1985-90) when I was studying Christian Education. He was a gentleman and scholar, and always took time to know his students and invest in their future. I learned a lot from Dr. Youngman and have been able to pass along a lot of what he taught us to the next generation as well. Thank you for your invest in MVNU students! Our our prayers to Vicky and the family during this time of transition.

  • Prayers for family and friends. I will always remember the Washington trip where we forgot the only man of color, Demisia Charles and had to go back to retrieve him. Yes he was OK. I will see Dr. Bill again. Bob Fruehling.

  • What a wonderful Christian man and Example of humility and Chrit-likeness. His classes weren’t easy, but isn’t that the challenge needed to learn? Dr. Youngman gave us much to do and learn, and thank God for such a teacher and mentor. God bless and be with you all.

  • Bill cared very much for others. We experienced it personally during the time when my husband had surgery (2008) at the Mt Vernon hospital. He came, prayed, and with his calm demeanor (kind words and soft smile) gave us comfort. Great man of faith, wisdom, and compassion. He will be missed.

  • Dear Vicky,
    I pray that grace and peace will be multiplied to you and your family as you adjust to Bill’s absence. Thankfully it is temporary and there will be a great reunion in heaven. But for now, the loss is raw and real and is made easier with support of friends and family.

    Rachel Blevins

  • It was a blessing for me to have known and learned under Dr. Youngman. What he exemplified and shared to me directly has stayed with me even today. My condolences to his family, friends, and fellow alumni at MVNU.

  • There was no greater example of God’s man! Dr. Youngman was an example in every way to all of us whose lives he touched!!! We were privileged just to call him friend! Heaven is so much richer!!!!
    Buck and Alice Traylor

  • I’ll never forget the two “B’s” co-teaching the class on Contemporary Ministry and our trip to Washington, D.C. I still have the journal from that formative class in 1980. Even so, what has impacted me is Dr. Youngman’s genuine spirit, integrity, authentic faith and investment in other’s lives, including mine. He was a man of God serving others (family, friends, students, church, and community) with the beauty of Christlikeness.

  • So sorry to see Bill go. God bless all the family. He was always Christlike whatever he did. Never ruffled. Always supportive. I was forever changed by the Washington DC trip he took us students on back in 84. I look forward to seeing him again with Jesus!

  • We didn’t know Bill as Dr. or Rev. He was just a kind neighbor and friend when he lived at Jelloway Lake. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Love, prayers and condolences to his dear wife Vicky and his family.

  • To the family of Dr. Youngman – my deepest sympathy to you and what joy there is in Heaven today. I remember classes with this great man of God – History and Faith of the Biblical Communities at 7:30 in the morning in 1979 and our Washington DC trip in 1981 – these moments helped cement my call to the ministry. I have always appreciated the Christian heritage from Dr. Youngman. I will always cherish the excellent preaching classes that he taught. I remember when I pastored at Dellroy Ohio Naz that he and the family showed up for church one Sunday morning when they had been at Atwood Lake. I remember thinking that my sermon that morning was not what he would have taught, but he was so appreciative to me after church and what an encouragement he was to me. May the Lord bless your family and bring you much comfort.

  • My first experience with Dr. Youngman was the January Ministry class at MVNC that included a trip to Washington DC. Later he would become my Sunday School teacher and small group leader at Lakeholm. From that first moment and for all of the years I have known him, I have had a great respect and admiration for this kind, compassionate, and great man. He has left his mark on my life.

  • A precious man of God. I appreciate his investment of time, energy and wisdom into my life. Well done good and faithful servant. You made a difference for Christ. Blessings of peace to the family.