Terence Lee Young

July 21, 1958June 4, 2021
Obituary of Terence Lee Young
Terence Lee Young, 62, went to be with the Lord on June 4th after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Terry was born on July 21, 1958, in Corry, PA to the late Harold James Young and Laurel Ernestine (Wolcott) Young. He was the beloved husband of 11 years to his lovely wife Lisa Jackson, and devoted Dad to Madison Young (20) and Kyle Jackson (20). He is also survived by his brothers, Steve Young of Green Acres FL, Jeffery Young (Donna) of Hinesville GA, and sister, Shannon (Young) Torres of Sunrise, FL. Terry attended school in Corry, PA until the 12th grade when he moved to South Florida and graduated in 1976. He received his Associates Degree in Risk Management from the Insurance Institute. Terry then became the President and CEO of Construction Safety Experts, established in 1996 and headquartered in Cary, NC. His company became a leader in Safety Training and Risk Management; providing world-class services to industries that include nuclear, oil and gas, steel, pharmaceutical, chemical, power, wind power, pulp and paper, and the commercial construction industry. He was also a member of the Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association, where he served on the board of directors and as a past president. Terry was also an OSHA instructor, OSHA VPP star assessor, and was the author of over seventy published safety articles. His excellent skills and service along with long standing relationships earned him some of the highest ratings in his business. Terry was “your guy” when it came to construction safety. He will be remembered for his character, hard work, generosity, and down-to-earth presence. His passions outside of work were family, friends and physical fitness. It’s no surprise that Terry continued to live each and every day with a smile on his face, love for those around him, and no complaints. He was able to see both of his kids graduate from high school, settling them into their first year of college. He continued with gatherings and trips. His first big trip was with his beautiful wife to California in April 2019, just four months after a whipple surgery. He was attending an annual conference with the SC&RA which he loved so dearly. During this time, his friends and family participated in the PanCan walk with their heads held high, knowing he was having the time of his life in California. His business continued to be successful, and even during his time of sickness he actively stayed involved. He also managed to make our traditional July beach trip in 2019. He traveled to Pennsylvania to witness a close family member get married. He was even sighted in a “bad to the bone” SUV. In short, he continued living like no one but Terry. His story is a teachable moment for all. Terry taught us how to face adversity with the most positive of attitudes, and we will continue to love and cherish the memories we made with him “forever and a day”. The family would like to give sincere thanks to Transitions Life Care for their tender care. A Service to celebrate Terry’s life will be held at Hope Community Church at 821 Buck Jones Rd in Raleigh on Friday, June 18th at 1 pm. The family asks that donations be made to the PanCan Action Network in lieu of flowers.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

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