Obituary of J D Young
J. D. Young was born on January 14, 1937 in Lewisville, Arkansas. He was one of nine children born to Tom and Lealo (Ford) Young. As a young man, Jerry moved to Monroe, Michigan. On June 14, 1971 he wed the former Nora Freelon. The couple enjoyed fifty-one years of marriage. A proud member of the United Auto Workers Union, Jerry was employed on the assembly line at Ford Motor Company for forty years before retiring in 2002.He valued a hard day’s work and always ensured his family was taken care of.
Not one to stay idle, after retirement, Jerry volunteered his time to build homes for Habitat for Humanity. He also spent time collecting recyclable metals to scrap. Jerry was mechanically inclined and could fix just about anything. For many years, he enjoyed maintaining a small vegetable garden. Jerry and his family traveled South to visit family members in Arkansas and Mississippi, often with the grandchildren in tow. They enjoyed sight-seeing along the way.
A devout Christian, Jerry attended Christian Life Center Church in Monroe. He was a news junkie, always having the television tuned to CNN. Jerry was very thoughtful and had an even keeled temperament. A contemplative person, he often mulled over the simplest decision for days.
Jerry D. Young, age 85, of Monroe, Michigan passed away peacefully at ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital on Tuesday; October 18, 2022. His passing was preceded by his parents and brothers: Earlie Young, Verbin Young, Verdis Young, and Joseph Young.
To cherish his memory, he leaves his loving wife: Nora Young; sons: Jerry (Lisa) Young Jr., Johnie (Betty) Rose, Steve (Francesca) Rose, and Randy Young; grandchildren: Teleicia (Davey) Dambreville, Karleen (Jeremy) England, Jivona (Jalen) Farmer, Brandon Rose, Devin Young, Rashaan Rose, and Noah Rose; great grandchildren: Eleanor England, Ezra England, and Clay Dambreville; sisters: Minnie Young, Dorothy Young, and Bobbie Young; brother: Levester Young; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Friends may gather on Saturday; October 29, 2022 from 10:00am until 11:00am at Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe; 14567 South Dixie Highway, Monroe, Michigan 48161 (734) 241-7070. A Homegoing Celebration officiated by Pastor Carl J. Curry will begin at 11:00am also at Merkle’s followed by a procession to Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle, Michigan.
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