Obituary of Jack Thomas Young
Young, Jack T. , 74 , passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on February 1, 2020. He was born on July 4, 1945 in Grand Rapids , Michigan. He grew up living on Murray Lake in Lowell, Michigan. He attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Parnell until his senior year and then graduated from Lowell Area Schools in 1964. He fulfilled his lifetime dream of following his grandfather’s footsteps and joined the U.S. Navy in 1965. He served in the Vietnam war.
Jack met his wife ,Deborah Vos, when she was 14 and he was 19. He married Deborah in 1971 and was the proud father of five daughters : Tera ( Michael) Brown, Colleen (Richard) Boyd, Heidi ( Patrick) Guenther, Shannon Erin Massey and Bethany (Sid) Miner. and 13 Grandchildren : Jaclyn Brown, Alexandra (Richard) Sheehan, Madeline Brown, Richard ( Kamra) Boyd, Jacob ( Ashley) Boyd , Destinee (Garth) Boyd-Myers, Rik (Heather) Guenther, Grace Guenther, Vincent Massey, Sidney Miner, John Miner, Barbara Miner and Lucas Miner. He had 10 great-grandchildren as well as extended family and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents John (Jack) and Hazel Young and his sister, Terri Young/ Pinkney.
Jack was a Machine Repairman in the Navy and spent his life working in the machine trades. His employment prior to retirement was at the Tampa Bay Times and teaching at Pinellas Technical Center. Jack valued his fellow Veteran “ Brothers.” He loved the water and sailing. He enjoyed fixing/building/ antiques clocks and shooting/ collecting guns. His life philosophy was, “ I may grow older but I’ll never grow up.”
A graveside military service is planned on Friday, February 28 , 1:30pm at the War Veteran's Memorial Park , Bay Pines, Florida. Followed by a Celebration of Life from 3pm-5pm at Casa Del Mar II, Building C, Recreation Room, 6177 Sun Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Florida.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jack Young , please visit Tribute Store