Robert Melvin Young, age 89, of Trussville went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 8, 2022. He was born on October 13, 1932 in Woodbury, TN to the late Will Thurston and Mary Clemie Young.
For many years he was a member of the 77th Street church of Christ where he served as a Deacon and at the time of his death he was a member of the Clay church of Christ.
Robert retired from the Birmingham Fire Department as a Senior Fire Prevention Inspector in 1988 after 29 years of service. He was known as “Bob” by many and was Car 65. After retirement he created his own LLC and still inspected fires all over the Southeastern US states until he closed the business at the age of 79. He stayed as an active member of the Birmingham Firefighters Association, Local 117 until his death.
His favorite place to visit was the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah National Forest. He loved to stay at The Christmas Place Inn and the Pisgah Inn. Another favorite thing he enjoyed was taking trips and making memories with his grandchildren each summer.
Robert graduated from Woodbury High School in 1951. He married his loving wife at the age of 20 in April 1953 and they were married for 69 years.
He is survived by his wife, Joy Ann Young; Son, Michael Young (Marsha); Daughter, Tina Young; Grandchildren, Michelle Granger (John) and Matthew Young (Melody) as well as one Great-Grandson, Robert “Ray” Young. He is also survived by his sisters, Dorothy “Dot” Miller and Carolyn Waldron (Frank) as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother, great-granddaughter, Bailey Ann Granger, and brother-in-law, Joe Frank Miller.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 13 at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens; Birmingham at 11am. Funeral service will begin at 12pm. Graveside service will follow.
The family wishes to thank Patrice Taylor for the care she gave Robert. We could not have done it without you. We also appreciate the Ascension Home Health nurses and therapists who have become like family to us over the last 5 years and the Trussville Fire Department who always came when we needed you. He loved seeing you even when sick and missed the visits at the fire station.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Birmingham Firefighter’s Association for their scholarship program PO Box 190065 Birmingham, AL 35219 in Robert Youngs memory.