Robert Marshall Young, age 88, died Friday, September 3, 2021, at Jackson- Madison County General Hospital.
He was a native of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and was born on May 30, 1933, in Pleasant Valley, a community of Methuen, Mass., the son of the late Arthur Edmund Young and Rose Fransesca Silvestro Young.
Robert graduated from Lawrence High School and the Joseph DeConto School of Fashion Design in Boston. His working career spanned 53 years; 33 as vice-president of William Barry Company in Durant, Mississippi, and 20 years as vice-president of I Appel Company in Scotts Hill, Tennessee.
A Korean War Veteran, Robert served as president of the Durant Jaycees and the Durant Rotary Club. He was a life member of the Lawrence Lodge BPO Elks #65 and the Kosciusko, MS VFW #1968. While in Mississippi, he served for several years as president of the Durant School Board, president of the district 2 community hospital, president of St. Mary’s Parish Council in Lexington, MS and as the sustaining membership enrollment chairman for the Atheleo District of Andrew Jackson Council of Boy Scouts. He also served for many years on the Jackson, Mississippi Diocesan Pastoral Council. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Jackson, TN.
He greatly enjoyed playing golf with his friends Ed Kutz, Jimmy Utley, and the late Tom Daigler. He loved and admired his best friends of many years, Harry Boosey and Tony Mansoor.
Robert is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eveline Young; nieces, Joan Eichorn (Gary) and Nancy Davis (Scott); and nephew Jimmy Wisniewski (Theresa).
Other than his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter, Robyn Mia Garon Young; brother, Arthur Edmund Young; and sister, Margaret Wisniewski.
SERVICES: Memorial Mass will be held Friday, September 10, 2021, at 11:00AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with a time of visitation beginning at 10:30AM.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church Building Fund, 1655 US-45 By-Pass, Jackson, TN 38305.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305