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Sept. 13, 1968 – Oct. 22, 2022

Mr. Bobby Gean Young, Jr., of Fort Deposit, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. Bobby was born in Opelika on Friday, Sept. 13, 1968.  He passed away at the age of 54, which was also his high school football number.

There was a gathering of friends on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Christine Young.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Gean Young, Sr.; his mother, Minnie Lou Chatham Young, brothers-in-law, Dean Swindle of Foley and Jay Lewis of Opelika.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Christine Michelle Young; sons, Rio Rivera-Young and William Young; daughters, Tatiana Rivera-Young and Sunii Young; sisters, Belinda Swindle and Patty Young of Foley, and Teresa Lewis of Opelika; brother, David (Jennifer) Young of Palm Harbor, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Toby (Kimberly) Swindle, Stephnie (Blake) Cody, Dakota and Dillon Rookey, Dalton, Shelby, and Aaron Lewis, and Benjamin Young; four great-nieces and nephews, Ethan Robinson, Anna Claire and Ava Kate Cody, and Jordynn Lewis.

Bobby served in the military for 14 years and was an Army Desert Storm Veteran who passed away from complications resulting from the exposure to the burn pits in the Gulf War while Liberating Kuwait. He received the Kuwait Liberation Medal for his efforts on the front line. Bobby was also an Alabama National Guard Veteran.

He was a dedicated coach and teacher to countless students and athletes whom he talked about often.  Bobby was married to his loving wife, Christine for 22 years. He was a family man, loving husband, dad, coach, educator, soldier, brother and friend. Despite his health the past few months, he was full of life and love. He was excited about the formation of the family ranch and where it was going to go. He helped pick out the name and the logo. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, it is asked you donate in his name to Hope Afield. He loved the amazing work that the people at Hope Afield have done and continue doing. You may do so by mailing donations to Hope Afield, P.O. Box 773, Greenville, AL 36037.  Alternatively, you may make electronic donations through PayPal on their website,

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