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.