Jake Winston Young was born on December 28, 1946 to Covington Young and Florence Townsley Young. He was named after his uncle, Staff Sergeant Jake Young, who was killed in France during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Doris Young Williamson, and his son Randy Dale Young.
Jake is survived by Linda Depew Young, his wife of 53 years; his daughter and son-in-law Brent and Pamela Edwards; his two grandsons, Jonathan Edwards and Matthew Edwards, his brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Barbara Young, his sister and brother-in-law Jesse and Loretta Simmons, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jake Young was a devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He was a man of faith who lived a life of service, including a tour of duty in Vietnam as a combat medic with the US Army. He worked as a process operator with Texaco Chemical Company and Ethel Corporation for more than 40 years. He enjoyed reading, Astros baseball, classic country music, and spending time with his family. He was deeply loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A visitation will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves, Texas, with a funeral service following the visitation at the funeral home, with Rev. David Logan officiating, Burial will follow at Cannon Cemetery in Merryville, LA on Friday, May 7, 2021.
Due to the Covid-19 crisis we are currently in, all visitors to the funeral home are required to wear facemask or coverings and practice social distancing.