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Roger Michael Young

March 21, 1945 — December 29, 2021

Roger Michael Young, 76, of Jamestown, Ohio, passed away on December 29, 2021. He was born to parents Ruth and Norman Young, on March 21, 1945, in Portsmouth, Ohio. Roger and his brother Larry grew up on their family farm near Seaman, Ohio. After graduating from Seaman High School in 1964, Roger attended Clark Tech in Springfield, Ohio, studying agriculture. He then went on to proudly serve in Vietnam as part of the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion of The Big Red One. After his return, he worked as a dock worker and a truck driver for Wilson Freight and later on he drove a truck for Victory Express. Roger had a love for driving trucks across the states for 45 years which carried him into retirement with US Xpress in 2018. After retirement Roger and his friend Janet spent four weeks traveling the Western United States. He enjoyed studying the stars and planets and was a member of the Miami Valley Astronomical Society. He also loved airplanes and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). He liked watching western movies and listening to classic country music. He is survived by his son Christopher (Susan) Young of New Carlisle, Ohio; his daughter Tara (Steve) Novak of Yellow Springs, Ohio; his brother Larry (Carol) Young of Mt. Blanchard, Ohio; seven grandchildren and his friend Janet Smith. He is preceded in death by his son Seth; his father Norman; and his mother Ruth. The memorial service will be held at the Dayton National Cemetery on Friday, January 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, consider a memorial contribution to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Arrangements in the care of Jackson Lytle and Lewis Life Celebration Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

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