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Obituary of Gordon J. Youngs
Gordon J. Youngs
Age 88, our loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather was called home to his Lord on May 29, 2019. Born July 16, 1930 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Gordon retired as a lineman from AT&T (originally Michigan Bell) after 36 years of service. After retirement, he worked for the Waverly Community Schools as a custodian and bus driver. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving on the destroyer the USS Picking from 1951-1954 during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, fishing, golfing, and watching television. He loved riding roller coasters. Years ago, he had an airplane pilot’s license.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Nancy L. Taft Youngs; his 2 children, Teri (Rick) Martin, Tammi Youngs; his four step-children, Suzanne (Jack) Gleason, William (Barbara Kennedy) Taft, Jr., Jacqueline (Mike) Nichols, and Michael (Krisztina Lazar) Taft; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest & Rose Youngs, and his first wife and mother of his 2 daughters, Geneva (Gilbert) Callen.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 - 11:00, Monday, June 10, 2019 with a short service and luncheon following at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Hope Church, Garden Prayer Chapel, 202 S. Creyts Road, Lansing, MI 48917, with Pastor Suzanne Gleason (his step-daughter) officiating. Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of Gordon.