Clinton Earl Young
November 16, 1957 – April 30, 2021
Our loving (and stubborn) husband, dad, and grandpa, Clinton “Clint” Earl Young, age 63, passed away Friday April 30, 2021 in Oklahoma City. He was born November 16, 1957 in Rialto, CA. He graduated from high school in Stillwater, OK. Clint knew at the age of 16 that he wanted to be in construction. He went to work for Kerns Construction, fulfilling his dream. He met the love of his life, Joanne “Jo” Hall, and they enjoyed 38 years together. Clint was shy (and stubborn) but loved his family to the moon and back. He enjoyed OU football but his true passion was for hunting and fishing. He spent a lot of time at Arcadia Lake and Lake Hefner. Every September he would travel to Idaho with his Dad to hunt elk and had numerous antlers on the wall to prove it. More than anything else, he loved his many grandkids and enjoyed spending time with them. He was preceded in death by his dad, Earl Young and daughter-in-law, Ashley Shields. He is survived by his wife, Jo; children, Toni Hall (who will carry on his stubbornness), Shane Shields and daughter Pasen Shields, and Jessica (Daniel) Elliott and their many children.
Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Clinton Earl Young
Shirley Jo Long
June 7, 2021
My heart is broken at the news of Clint's passing.. He was my first love and I will love him till my last breath. We were very young and circumstances beyond our control resulted in our taking very different paths . Over the last few years I have searched for him and realized that I was not going to be able to make contact with him and tried to accept it. I only wanted to thank him for being the only person on Earth who truly loved me for who I was and he protected me as best he could. Oh if I only could have spoke to him one time. To his wife I offer my most sincere condolences 🙏 and heartfelt sympathy. You and your family will be in my prayers . May the Lord keep you in His loving care.
May 11, 2021
After our Army days in Virginia and Germany we settled back in Oklahoma.
Clint and I spent a lot of time with my sister and her son. The four of us would visit my mother where Clint and his cousin played with their two uncles. The four of them were close in age, Clint was next to the youngest. We so enjoyed our times together.
We also spent a lot of time with Clint's aunt, uncle and his two cousins on his dad's side of the family. Much fun was had by all in those days. We played a lot of games.
After getting back to Oklahoma Clint's dad found work at a typewriter repair shop. there he met a man, and we became very close friends with him and his family.
They had a miniature dachshund that had puppies and we got one of the puppies. We named her Penelope Antoinette and called her Penny. Penny and Clint had a routine that I never tired of watching.
Clint would lay in the floor every Saturday morning and watch cartoons. He always had on a cap. Penny would run to him and snatch it off his head and run through the house with Clint running after her. He would get it back from her then go back to watching cartoons and she would lay down beside him.
Every weekend during the summers we and our friends would camp out on the Illinois river. The guys slept during the day and fished at night. While they slept my friend, her three children, Clint and I swam and waded in the river looking for and catching pollywogs. We took some home one time and watched them change to frogs. Clint thought that was exciting.
The early years back in Oklahoma are some of my most cherished memories with my precious son. We had some wonderful times with family and friends that I will never forget.
May 10, 2021
I have loved Clint since the day he was born. I knew him when he was a little boy. Along with his mom and my son, we would spend hours at Woodson park playing in the pool, and making precious memories. We even enjoyed those wonderful McDonald's hamburgers and fries, back when they really were good. Even though I have not seen him since he was that precious little boy, my love for him has not wavered. He has always been in my thoughts and prayers. Getting to see his life through the pictures you have shared has brought sheer joy to my family. He was a gift to the world and to all of us.
His Aunt Janice
May 8, 2021
Thank you For all that you taught me and for being the most amazing Daddy A girl could ask for. You made sure that I'd always be an independent Woman and never need a man. However, you also taught me how important it is to show love to the ones who mean the world to you. Family first, was always your motto. You made sure there wasn't a sport I couldn't play and All I had to worry about was making the team. The best basketball and cheerleading camps. You were there for every game, Homecoming event, and Parade I was in. You even drove us, cheerleaders, in a parade one year.
You were my Rock dad and I don't know to go through life without you. You were the one I called when heartbroken or needed life advice on a situation. I love & miss you so much. Xoxoxo Until I see you again.
May 6, 2021
Joanne, you and the family are very much in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for loving that sweet man and for sharing all the pictures. The memories of time spent with you, Clint and the children are precious to me, not a day passes that I do not think of you all. Love and hugs