Mack Clifton Young passed away on Friday, January 18, 2024. He was born in Bakersville, NC, on May 7, 1932, but grew up in Johnson City, TN. Mr. Young was the son of the late Caroll and Lillian Young. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth; and his sister, Anita Meade.
Mr. Young was a 1950 graduate of Science Hill High School. A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1954. Mr. Young’s military journey took him to various locations, including Korea and Japan, as well as stateside to Colorado and Florida. It was during his time in Florida that he met and married Ruth Griffith.
After completion of his military service, Mr. Young returned to Johnson City and enrolled at East Tennessee State College, now known as the University. In 1957, he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with honors.
Mr. Young was hired into the U.S. Civil Service in 1959. He spent his entire 30-year career as a civilian at Robins Air Force Base. For the first 15 years, Mr. Young served as a position classifier within the Directorate of Civilian Personnel. He was promoted to a personnel administrator position in the Air Force Reserve Headquarters (AFRES). Mr. Young remained in AFRES until his retirement in 1989, the last position he held was as division chief.
Mr. Young is survived by daughters, Macka McMillan (Gary) of Tyler, TX, and Lisa Robinson of Macon, GA; son, Tracy Young of Dunnellon, FL; and grandsons, Jeremy Robinson and Will Robinson of Macon, GA.
Mack attributed his long life primarily to good genes and a loving family.
As per his wish, no services will be held.
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