Gilliland Howe Funeral Home

110 East North Street, Greensburg, IN


Jacob A. Young

September 6, 1984December 27, 2019
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Jacob A. Young, 35 of Greensburg passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after his battle with cancer. Jacob was born on September 6, 1984 in Columbus, IN, the son of David and Rosalia (Combs) Young. He was a 2003 graduate of Greensburg High School. After high school he attended Anderson University where he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry and Broadcast Communications and later obtained a Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Ministry. Jacob most recently worked in the call center at Hill-Rom in customer service. He was involved in various ministries including being a youth group leader and a missionary to Ethiopia. As a child he loved playing sports and has always loved watching wrestling. In his later years he read various versions of the Bible and other books. He loved spending time with his family, friends, nieces and nephew and he never met a stranger. Survivors include his parents - David and Rosalia; his brother - Jason (Debbie) Young; his aunts – Dorothy (Matthew) Galbraith, Donna Mitchell, Debbie Dean and Karen (Gene) Kunz; his uncle – Curtis (Jannie) Combs Jr.; his nieces - Mikayla and Cheyenne Young; his nephew – Jackson Young and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents – Curtis Sr. and Ida Combs and Raymond Sr. and Helen Young; one aunt - Kathyleen Ward; one uncle – Raymond “George” Young; and two cousins – Chase Galbraith and Jordan Dale. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 2PM at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home with Rev. Jane Noblitt officiating, visitation will follow from 3PM – 5PM. Burial will be at Union Baptist Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s or Riley Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.


  • David Young, Father
  • Rosalia (Combs) Young, Mother
  • Jason (Debbie) Young, Brother
  • Dorothy (Matthew) Galbraith, Aunt
  • Donna Mitchell, Aunt
  • Debbie Dean, Aunt
  • Karen (Gene) Kunz, Aunt
  • Kathyleen Ward, Aunt (deceased)
  • Curtis (Jannie) Combs, Jr., Uncle
  • Raymond "George" Young, Uncle (deceased)
  • Mikayla Young, Niece
  • Cheyenne Young, Niece
  • Jackson Young, Nephew
  • Curtis Combs Sr., Grandfather (deceased)
  • Ida Combs, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Raymond Young Sr., Grandfather (deceased)
  • Helen Young, Grandmother (deceased)
  • Chase Galbraith, Cousin (deceased)
  • Jordan Dale, Cousin (deceased)

  • Gideon's International
  • Riley Children's Hospital


  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 2, 2020
  • Visitation Thursday, January 2, 2020


Jacob A. Young

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Jason Young

January 1, 2020

Oh Jake, my big little brother. It's hard to believe that your gone so soon. I guess the man upstairs had your number and somehow you fit into his plans. I'm at peace that your soul is finally free from pain and suffering and that your up in Heaven with both of our grandparents and cousin Chase and Jordon and our old friend Joel. I bet your having time of your life right now. I'm still heart broken that your phsyical presents isn't here anymore. I always have you my heart forever. You were a awesome brother in law to Debbie and she misses you too. You were also awesome uncle to our kids Mikayla, Chey, and Jackson and they will miss you also. Jake, if you can hear me Rest in peace. I will press on and live til the day my time is up we will meet again brother.

Dustin Sullivan

January 1, 2020

Jacob and I go back to our early childhood, playing football together for years. He was a great guy and made the most of his short time on earth. Always a shame to lose a classmate this early, prayers to the family.

Michael Smith

December 30, 2019

Jacob was a true friend. While at AU, he was a part of a social club, Novus Dux, where he volunteered and met many lifelong friends. Jacob never went a day without sharing his love, laughter, or wisdom with those around him. He was a brother to all, and a leader in both words and deeds. Jacob embodied service, and brotherhood. We will miss him and the joy he brought in our lives. Our deepest condolences to the friend and family of our dear brother.

Exodus 23:20

Tarra Ortman

December 29, 2019

Jacob “lived” at Hollywood Video when I was store manager there; always helping Levi, Kyle and I with any work needing done. He was such a kind & generous guy, bringing a smile or laugh to every person that spoke to him. He always put everyone else first and never passed judgement on anyone. God sure blessed the world when He made Jacob. Prayers of peace and comfort to his family

Anna Kelley

December 29, 2019

I am so so very sorry to hear of the families lost. It’s been a long time since I have seen any of them. I apologize for not making the viewing but I now have a little one of my own and live an hour and a half away. My sincerest condolences.

Beth Robson

December 29, 2019

This is so heartbreaking. I remember Jason and Jacob being at our house, playing for hours! What a great kid and wonderful adult. Sending love and healing thoughts to all of your family and friends sweet boy. Rest easy.

Deidre Hawkins

December 28, 2019

I remember watching you and Jason growing up, with our backyards touching. Being your Cub Scout leader, cheerful, helpful. You had a smile which made everyone smile. Such a big, caring ❤️. Rest in peace Jacob and make God smile with you.

Pepper Warriner

December 28, 2019

David and Rosie and Jason. I am so sorry for your loss. I can remember y’all living across the street from us in hillcrest and us all always playing together as kids. I am so sorry to hear this and my heart and prayers go out to all of y’all

Pepper Wright

Kathy Fields

December 28, 2019

I have known you all for years and I know this is going to be yet another hard loss for the year. Please accept our deepest condolences and prayers for peace and comfort during the trying times to come. God will always be just a whisper away. ♥

Kathy and John Niese

December 28, 2019

Our family has know Jacob for many years. Our oldest daughters went to elementary school together. Sorry for all of your loss. Prayers coming to the whole family.
John and Kathy Niese and family


Jake at the Pillar the staff thought he was a good bounser that night


Young Jake at a friend's birthday when Jake was a kid


Jake liked to officiated weddings


Jake's youth groups