of Little Rock, AR
October 22, 1958 - November 11, 2021
Jerry Martin Young of Little Rock, Arkansas departed this world on November 11, 2021. Jerry was born on October 22, 1958, in Elwood, Indiana. He was 63.Jerry is survived by his loving wife Theresa Hicks Young, married for 35 years; son Shane Young (wife Melissa), daughter Courtney Young; estranged son Tony Young (IN); estranged daughter Marybeth Young (IN); grandchildren Logan Young, Hayleigh Young, Mollie Young, and Mason Young. Jerry is survived by siblings Barbara Young Carter, Jack Young, Loretta Young Chasteen, and Jeffery Young.Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Mary Ellen McElfresh Young and Robert Eugene Young Sr., and siblings Lester Young, Chester Young, Robert Eugene Young Jr., and Mary Ann Young Westrick.He was of the Baptist faith and with the help of the late Brother Larry Ballard, he came to know Jesus and was saved on June 25, 2000 and baptized at Crystal Hill Baptist Church on July 16, 2000. Jerry loved his country and was a proud U.S. Navy veteran. He was a talented heavy-duty mechanic and could fix about anything. He had his own business 'Young's Road Service' for over 15 years and gained many lifelong friends along the way (teaching many as he went), later moved on to work at several different truck shops, then almost reaching retirement at the current job ABF Freight. Jerry had a great passion for tools, collected them of plenty, and personally knew every Snap-On tool man in Little Rock. He had a fun loving, storytelling way of living. A simple man, Jerry loved his family, worked hard and loved people in general. He never met a stranger. The stories tended to run long and often got more exciting with the retelling; he just loved to tell them. He had a special way of making you feel important, earning the nickname ''The Big Buddy''. Jerry had a love for music and would sit for hours with his family listening to different playlists while sharing stories of the days of old. Jerry will be missed so very much my so many.A gathering to celebrate the life of Jerry Young will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm with visitation beginning at 12:00 pm, both at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR 72211. Jerry will be laid to rest at Rockport Memorial Gardens in Malvern, U.S. 270 Business, Malvern, AR.
Heaven has gained a great story telling soul! He will be truest missed. Wishing all the family our condolences! Love always Jack, Amber and Keylee
Pops, Jerry, biggun I know you said you would answer to anything except late for supper. You will be greatly missed my friend. Iâ€™m so sry that we canâ€™t be there to celebrate your life. Just know that The entire young family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and miss yâ€™all.
He was everyoneâ€™s best friend. He would give his last to make sure you had a meal or to make you laugh. He is good man and will be missed. Thank you, Jerry!!!
Men like Jerry are few and far in between. So proud to call him "My Friend". Rest in Peace Brother.
So very sorry for your loss, Jerry was a fun guy to talk to.
You will be missed biggone. Are love goes out to your family .
Aunt Theresa, we are so very sorry for your losse!!! Uncle Jerry was a truely good man and a very wonderful person!! He is going to be greatly missed by all of his family. We love you guys and hope you make a speedy recovery!Jennifer, Jimmym and boys
Aunt Theresa and Courtney, my heart breaks for you. I am so thankful my mom introduced my aunt to the love of her life. She was never happier than being with him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I love you.
Theresa and family, am in prayer for you at this very time because loosing their presence lacks description but knowing he is with the Lord is a promise we trust with our own life . Every one who knew him is blessed to have known him . Am praying God to surround you with His pure love and carry you when you feel you can not stand.
Shane, so very sorry for your loss, Although I only met your Dad one time there at warehouse I do wish I had been able to visit with him in more detail about his various hobbies and background.Allen L. Buckler
We will miss you.
In the days ahead may the stronghold of love Jerry has anchored into your hearts be present daily into each of your lives. Love and prayers for you now and the days ahead for God to sustain you and hold fast to the grace He has for you to make it through each day. I love each of you. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you Theresa and Courtney and your whole family. God will comfort you. His memory will be with you always.
Love and miss you buddy pops got the coffee on and ready to tell some more trucker lies yall just behave yaselves
He was old school, just donâ€™t see many like him anymore. He was a great friend to all that knew him. Iâ€™m thankful that God put him in my life. Prayers for the family, he will be missed by us all.
Was a great friend I will miss him .
My heart is broken. I am so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for the family. We Love you Doug and Patricia Gentry
A good dependable friend can not be replaced Jerry Young rest in peace ðŸ•Šï¸
Courtney, You are all in our prayers. Love,Cindi
Jerry was a great guy! He will be missed!
Jerry was just a downright nice person. Even when he wasnâ€™t in the best of health, he always had a smile on his face and a friendly greeting. God bless his soul in heaven. You will be missed buddy.
He was a good man, father, grandfather and husband. Sorry for your loss
So sorry for the loss. I know your hearts are broken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We are so very sorry and will miss Jerry very much !! Much love to you all !!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Yall have been like my second family. He will be truly missed. Love yall!
Jerry used to do service work for me when I used to work at Transamerica Leasing in the early 90â€™s. Always loved when he showed up. Really nice and funny guy. You wouldnâ€™t find anyone that could outwork Jerry. Rest in God my old friend.