CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
January 7, 1951 ~ August 5, 2018
Robert E. Young Jr. (Pops) 67, of Detroit, Michigan,(Living in Charlotte, North Carolina, succumbed to a variety of medical illnesses at the Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville, North Carolina surrounded by his family on Aug 5, 2018.
Robert is survived by his wife Jeanetta of 21 years, son Steven C. Young, son Rodney A. Young, son Robert E. Young III, stepson Justin Gilliam, son Trayvon Young, daughter Athena Young, 19 loving grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family of which was always growing because he helped everyone. Robert was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone.
Robert loved sports, especially football, where his favorite team was the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was enlisted in the Army for 20 years, (most of them spent with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina) and retired honorably. A man that always worked and took care of his family, he went on to work a variety of other jobs to include warehouse work, vendor for Sullivan wholesale, a gas station manager, and some of his own handyman work to name a few. He did this until his health forced him to stop working. He spent his free time watching various sports games and helping others as everyone was welcome in his home. He also enjoyed movies and at one time he owned over 2,000 movies. Robert was always there to help relatives and friends with household projects, watch/raise their children, coached different sports or whatever else people needed him for.
A special thank you to the people at Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville for their loving care and support during his final days. Also, the family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude towards Boston's Mortuary, Sandhills Veteran Cemetery, and Wisemans Mortuary for being very accommodating and understanding during this difficult time.
There will be a small ceremony with full Military Honors at 2:00 pm, Monday, August 20, 2018, at Sandhills Veterans Cemetery 310 Murchison Rd; Spring Lake, North Carolina 28390. Memorial donations may be made to the family addressed and made out to Steven Young (in care of Robert E. Young Jr.) 500 Harbison Blvd Apt.1010 Columbia, South Carolina 29212.
The Young Family have entrusted him to Boston's Mortuary.