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Jeffrey Allen Young
September 21, 1982 ~ May 16, 2023 (age 40) 40 Years Old
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On September 21st 1982, Jeffrey Allen Young became a son to Richard and June Young, and a little brother to Amy, Christina, Stanley, and Brandy, then later became a big brother to Ricky and Bobby Jo.
He was born breech so from the start his mom just knew he was going to be doing things his way, mostly the hard way, but his way none the less.
Jeff always had a smile on his face and could make you laugh or make you frustrated, or make you realize that you needed to do better but never judged you or made you feel less for your mistakes.
He was kindhearted, dedicated, faithful, honest, and fair.
This was a testament to his parents, who led by example and taught him how to be a good human and a great person, Jeff was nothing less than either of those.
Now, let’s be real about some stuff, we all know Jeff was no saint and had a short fuse and quick temper, He was always stubborn and hard headed, but.. true to his nature, he always had the best of intentions, and I can tell you firsthand, he never had a mean bone in his body.
No matter what, he had your back. He was passionate in his beliefs and always stood up for what he thought was right.
He was also fun-loving and lighthearted, notorious for wet willies and bear hugs, could throw a mean horseshoe and always held his own when it came to throwing back a few cold ones. He also could eat more than just about anyone I have ever met. Our mom always said he had a hollow leg, I myself, always thought tape worm, but to say the least he for sure had a big heart.
On December 9th 2005, Alisha Young was born and he became a father for the first time. Then again on March 20, 2007 when Christopher was born, on Jan 18, 2017, Alexavier was born and then on June 26th 2019 when Jeffrey Jr. was born.
He became a husband on July 1st, 2018, when he married his soul mate and best friend Shannon Niles. He was a protective, and loving husband and a wonderful dad and as such was devoted wholeheartedly to them. No one that knew him could question his love for them or theirs for him.
Jeff leaves behind 28 nieces and nephews, a few great nieces and nephews, multiple aunts and uncles and a plethora of friends and other family members.
Which leads me to how generous Jeff was, even after his life ended on 5/16/2023.
Because Jeff chose to become an organ doner, on May 16th at 3:18 pm, Jeffrey became a hero for someone else’s family by giving the gift of life. To his family, he was already a hero.
To say that Jeff will be missed is an understatement, they have yet to invent words to describe what Jeff will be.
We just know that there is a hole in our hearts where his smile and laugh once were, and it will never be filled or erased, and we will feel the sorrow and sadness until we meet him again on the other side.
On May 16th We lost a son, a brother, a father, a best friend, a soul mate and husband, a nephew and an uncle here on earth, but God gained a hero in heaven.
Let this not be goodbye, but rather a see you later Jeff, save us a seat and never forget how much we love you.