Mr. David Gerald Young, 65, was born in Cincinnati, OH on January 12, 1947. He was called from his home to be with our Lord on October 9, 2012.
He is survived by his sons and their families, Shane Young and wife Elissha and grandchildren Kelsey, Kolten and Aurora of Kyle, TX, Shawn Young and Lacy Kellam and grandchildren Nacy and Zephany of Austin, TX, Jonathan Young of Austin, TX, Jordan McCorckle of San Francisco, CA, brothers Robert Young of Corbin, KY and Charles Young and wife Sue of Houston, TX, sister Sheila Lawton of Corbin, KY, and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss him dearly. He is also survived by his beloved poodle, his buddy and companion, Scooter.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Mitchum Young and Virginia Lucille Hammond, both of Houston, TX.
As a child "DAVE" grew up in the Houston area before relocating to Alabama. Before the end of his senior year in high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy with his best friend and was stationed on an air carrier overseas. During the deployment there was an explosion that put the ship out of commission. This brought him home to his family in Houston where he received an Honorable Discharge from service. At that point, he met Melody Edwards, with whom he married and began a family. He relocated to the Lubbock area and began a career in law enforcement.
Dave departed with over 35 years of law enforcement expertise and served his communities in many different capacities. He began his career as a Texas Peace Officer in Lubbock, TX working for the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office. From there, he spent a period of service at Buffalo Springs Lake before transferring to Slaton Police Department as a patrolman. A short time later he moved to Lamesa Police Department, where he achieved a promotion to Sergeant during his employment. In 1991, Dave was accepted as the Chief of Police for the Kyle Police department, serving in this capacity until retirement in 1997. He continued in the field as a security officer, working until the day he passed. He completed an uncountable amount of hours of training, attended many seminars and conferences pertaining to community safety and police work and made every effort to learn as much as he could about being a police officer. His passion was sharing this information with fellow officers and colleagues. Two of the greatest achievements of his career were the completion of curriculum at the nationally recognized Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas and the recognition of permanent licensing as a Master Peace Officer by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education. Where most would have magazines sitting on their coffee tables, Dave had Penal Code and Traffic Law books for visitors to enjoy.
Although he would appear quiet and reserved on occasion, Dave loved being the life of the party and was happiest when spending time with his family. He loved being around his grandchildren and was known to them as "Pop-Corn." He enjoyed camping and fishing and working on car engines and computers. If it was broken, he could fix it.
Dad, we miss you and love you so much! You were the greatest anyone could have asked for and we look forward to reuniting again in Heaven!!
The family will be leaving the parking lot of Lowes at the intersection of Kyle Parkway and FM 1626, in Kyle, Texas, at 11:15 a.m. Friday, in procession to San Antonio. All are invited to join this procession.