Terence Lee Young

July 21, 1958June 4, 2021

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.


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, June 18, 2021


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Jack Goddard

June 27, 2021

Dear Lisa & Family…. We just heard the sad news of your beloved Terry….
He was truly “one of a kind”.. My whole life,I never met anyone who came close to Terry for caring and helping others. Terry would walk into a restaurant,& before ordering for himself, would pay first for 4 military soldiers & their meals.That was Terry Young ALWAYS..He paid his dues as a Christian,& a devoted Family man..
May he Rest In Peace.. Jack & Lore Goddard to call iNJ

Michael Cordero

June 25, 2021

My family will truly miss Terry young , he is the best boss and friend that anyone could ask for and the lord created him to be shared with thousands of people and truly fulfilled that mission and know the lord has called him home to live in paradise. My prayers will always stay with the family and all the CSE family.

Billy Cook

June 21, 2021

We thank God for sharing Terry Young with us for 62 years. Terry was well respected in the crane and rigging industry, and a perfect gentleman. Terry respected his SC & RA Members and their employees. We enjoyed working with and assisting Terry and Crane Safety Construction Experts over my 20 years with the Crane Inspection and Certification Bureau. His smiling face and passion for Cranes and Rigging will be sorely missed, but Terry's spirit and attitude will always be with us that knew Terry.

Billy Cook
Sales Director- CICB

William Karkoski

June 18, 2021

Terry was a lifelong friend who introduced me to life in south Florida. His family treated me as one of their own and I still consider them family. I couldn't begin to share all the crazy times we all had together.As I moved around we lost touch which was my loss.My condolences to all who loved him,worked with him and played at the game of life with him.SYOTOS TERRY,rest in peace.

Gabe Rich

June 17, 2021

I will always remember our ski trip together to park city. I invited my nephews and terry and I.
Terry treated them like family including sponsoring us all for their first ruth chris steak dinner. Terry had a nasty fall while skiing yet continued to ski on and enjoy the trip inspite of some serious ice rash all across his back.
I also feel privileged to call terry my dental patient. He and i spent a lot of time together as dr and patient as well as friends. Always smiling,
Always positive. We had many business discussions where i learned things from Terry I could apply to my practice.
Terry was always interested in you and how you were doing. His courage thru all his treatment was amazing as well as his spirit. I will miss my friend, he was a genuine family man and best friend.
Rest in peace
Gabe and Lisa Rich

Graham Brent

June 17, 2021

Terry's fight with his illness was -- and will remain -- an inspiration to all who knew him. At every event we met -- and they were many over the years -- Terry was always ready with a smile and a warm handshake -- and something of importance to discuss! His family can take comfort in the knowledge that he made major contributions to the industry he loved.

David Lowry

June 16, 2021

We had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs over the years. We also mixed in a little work along the way. Terry's memories will be cherished in our thoughts and prayers. David and Brenda Lowry

Jimmy D Wolcott

June 16, 2021

Terry was my cousin. He was larger than life and always powered up. We will miss him.

Terry Bloom

June 13, 2021

My sympathies to the family. Terry was very kind and caring man. He will be missed.

Dominic Divalentone

June 11, 2021

My deepest condolences to your family Terry was Great man. He was a pleasure to work for he will be deeply missed.