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Charles F. Young


Sunrise: June 27, 1939

Sunset: March 1, 2019

Our beloved Charles Fontaine Young departed this life to be with the Lord on Friday, March 1, 2019.  He was born to the late Louis and Delphia Young on June 27, 1939 in Norfolk, VA.  He was a great son, brother, uncle, husband, “daddy”, Sunday school teacher, Boy Scout leader, mentor, and friend.

Charles loved his family and they loved him.  He gave some of his nieces and nephews nicknames and they referred to him as “Uncle Chuck”.  When you asked him how he was doing he would always answer, “Life is Good”. There was nothing Charles couldn’t fix.  As a young boy, he began “fixing” things, especially his bicycles.  He would literally take them apart and put them back together until he was eventually able to build his own. Charles was a football and track star at Booker T. Washington High School.  During the last football game of his senior year, he caught the last touchdown to win the game.

He joined the Air Force after high school working as an aircraft mechanic.  Taking advantage of the fact that he was good at analyzing how things work, he became a self-taught auto mechanic, HVAC technician, electrician, and plumber. In his 20s he bought his first motorcycle and continued to ride until recently. He worked at the Naval Aviation Department (NAVDEP) LS 18 for 35 years and retired as an Electronics Instrument Apprentice Instructor in 1995.

Charles was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church Lamberts Point and was very dedicated.  He served as past Chairman of the Deacon Board and was currently serving as the Chairman of the Trustee Board.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Pearl Vinson Young; sister, Frances Rolan (Arthur); daughter, Rotisha Young; five grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Viewing Thursday, March 7, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Friday, March 8, 2019 11:00am First Baptist Church Lamberts Point 1268 W 38th Street Norfolk, VA 23508 Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434

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    Total Car Care Aitomotive Repair Center says

    Thank for your dedicated service. “After climbing the mountain, you can finally enjoy the view.” His strong faith and love inspired all of us. He exemplified honest, integrity, optimism and teamwork. He touched our lives in such a positive way. He will be greatly missed. Your friend and colleagues,

    F & H Entrrprise, Inc.
    Total Car Care Automotive Repair Center

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      Garry Scheier says

      Charkiecand I worked at NADEP together. I just found out that he passed. If I had known earlier I would have been at the funeral. Charlie was a good ole boy. I ran into him st the store about a year ago and we had a good conversation. My condolences to the family.
      Garry S. Scheier
      Virginia Beach

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    Phyllis Stith says

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Charles and I will miss his smiling face every Sunday at First Baptist Church of Lamberts Point.

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    Crystal Crowdus says

    I was sorry to hear about cousin Charles. I am so glad I saw him again a couple of years ago. I have a great picture of him and Pearl. May God comfort you and give you wonderful memories.

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    Deacon Carolyn Hayes says

    May this dear family be comforted in knowing we are praying for you.
    As a coworker at NADEP NORVA, Bldg. LF-18 Avionics, Charles Young stood out as a man of integrity and dedication. Always pleasant to be around, letting “his light shine” in times when we as a people had to overcome much for equal opportunity in the work place.

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    Bruce Lowery says

    Charles was one of the nicest people I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with at the Naval Air Rework Facility. I would talk to him about his motor cycle and question him how he could ride it in some of the nasty Hampton Roads weather, but he mostly would talk about his family. I met his daughter in the DMV, of all places, and that gave us plenty of time to talk. She is as nice as Charles and it is a wonderful reflection on him and the whole family.
    God bless the entire Young family during these emotional times.

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