MAJ (Ret) Robert J Young
September 11, 1936 – February 11, 2020
Major (Ret) Robert “Bob” J. Young, age 83, of Columbus, GA, died on February 11, 2020. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church. Bob was born on September 11, 1936 in Porter Township, Michigan, the son of Telford R. Young, Sr. and Bertha Sally Paige Young. After Graduation, Bob joined the U.S. Army and became a helicopter pilot flying the “Huey” helicopters, and he served two tours in Vietnam. During his service he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Columbus College. During this time Bob married the girl of his dreams, Doris L. French, on September 16, 1960. After his retirement he began working for the Postmaster as a letter carrier. Bob enjoyed many things, but what he truly loved was his family and spending time with them. Bob was a beloved husband and father, devoted to his family, church and country. He had a huge heart and did so much for everyone; he never met a stranger. There are no words to describe how much he will be missed.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mildred Young (Lewis) Griffin, Lucille Clark, Betty Resiwig; and two brothers, Eckel Young and Roy Young Jr. Survivors include his wife, Doris; two daughters, Sue Ellen Young Spooner and Patti Ann Young Vinson; two sons, Robert J. Young, Jr. and Bradley Wayne Young; three grandchildren, Rachel Spooner, Brittany Gregory, and Marcus Reynolds; four great grandchildren; and many family members and friends of the family that will cherish his memory.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Young family.
- Doris Young, Wife
- Sue Ellen Young Spooner, Daughter
- Patti Ann Young Vinson, Daughter
- Robert J. Young, Jr., Son
- Bradley Wayne Young, Son
- Rachel Spooner, Grandchild
- Brittany Gregory, Grandchild
- Marcus Reynolds, Grandchild
- Mr. Young also leaves behind four great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends to cherish his memory.
- Memorial Service Friday, February 14, 2020
MAJ (Ret) Robert J Young
February 14, 2020
THE YOUNG FAMILY BOB WAS ALWAYS SO NICE TO MY MOTHER WHEN SHE VISITED US IN KNOXVILLE TN HE WOULD MEET US AND TAKE HER BACK TO COLUMBUS. BOB NEVER MET A STRANGER AND WAS A BIG ASETT TO ST MATTHEWS. THE FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYER AS YOU JOURNEY THROUGH THIS PERIOD OF GRIEF. MAY THE LORD WRAP HIS HANDS SROUND YOU AND HELP ,DAN STEFFEN