Gone to Soon: Jake C. Young, 1940-June 18, 2021 (June 2021)

Jake C. Young Jr.

Miners Are Forever mourns the recent death of former football teammate and friend Jacob Cardwell (Jake) Young, Jr. 
 
A celebration of life is scheduled for 10 a.m., July 1, at First Baptist Church in Midland.
 
Born in San Angelo, Jake was raised in Ozona where he set deep West Texas roots. Recruited to Texas Western, Young was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. In 1960, he married the former Barbara Wiggs. The couple had two children, Erin Dian and Jacob III. 
 
The couple moved from Texas to Albuquerque where Jake grew a financial planning business until the family moved to Midland during the 1981 oil boom. 
 
Son Jake III was a standout at Midland Lee then an Associated Press all-America center at Nebraska 1988 and ‘89. In 2002, “Jakey,” as friends knew him, was one of nearly 200 killed in a terrorist bombing on the Indonesian island of Bali. Competing in a rugby tournament at the time, Jakey Young was 34.

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