Rodger A. Young, 64

JUNE 24, 1948-MARCH 31, 2013

April 06, 2013
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Rodger Allan Young left this earth for Heaven on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the age of 64.5 years, after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). His passing was peaceful at home, surrounded by family and friends. 

Rodger was born June 24, 1948, in Hagerstown, Md., to Mildred Blickenstaff Young and David Augustus Young Sr. He graduated from St. Petersburg High School and the University of Florida, College of Business with a B.S., B.A., majoring in accounting. Rodger was a C.P.A. with James Moore and Company, then later had his own business, and lastly was a manager with Purvis, Gray and Company for 25 years. His area of expertise was estates and trusts taxation. He considered it a privilege and honor to serve his clients for more than 40 years. Rodger was a member of AICPA, FICPA and the Estate Planning Council.

Rodger loved God, was a committed Christian and member of the Campus Church of Christ, where he served as the deacon of finance for more than 16 years. Rodger loved all types of music and had a beautiful bass singing voice. He was a gourmet cook who always enjoyed a good cup of coffee. His favorite places, in addition to home and church, were the beach and the mountains. He liked to sail, karate, hike and camp. He was known for his warm, welcoming hugs, and generous personality. Rodger had a great sense of humor and never met a stranger.

Rodger was a wonderful husband, father, brother and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Nancy Gill Young; sons, Matthew Allan Young of Gainesville, Fla., and Rodger Allan Young Jr. (Cate) of Tallahassee, Fla.; and brother, David A. Young Jr. (Jackie) of Ocala, Fla. He has nieces and nephews in Ocala, Tampa and Atlanta, and cousins and aunts in Hagerstown.

Rodger was well-loved by all who knew him and will be missed by many.

A celebration of his life will be Sunday, April 21, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Campus Church of Christ, with William Wharton and Eric Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christian Family Services; Ukraine Mission Fund at Campus Church of Christ, 2720 S.W. Second Ave. Gainesville, FL 32607; or the ALS Association.

Arrangements are under the care of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 N. Main St., Gainesville.

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