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Jesse Dale Young

Jesse Dale Young, 87 of Dumas passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022. Services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Beeson ~ Morrison Funeral Directors.

Jesse was born on July 8, 1934, to Jesse Alvin and Pansy Inez (Jarrard) Young.  He grew up in the Samnorwood area and later moved to Quail where he graduated High School. After graduation, Jesse enlisted in the United States Army where he served in the Panama Canal in an Anti Aircraft battalion.  After leaving the United States Army, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he handled classified material.  Jesse married Sonja Stall on November 23, 1957 in Twitty, TX and the couple would eventually move to Dumas where Jesse was employed at the Texas Employment Commission and retired as the manager.  Jesse loved woodworking and crafts and was very talented. Jesse also loved baseball and was very involved in every aspect of Dumas Little League.  He was of Christian Faith and will be missed by his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: John Cope Young, Annie Ruth Childers, Charles “Chock” Young, Joyce Jeanette Jones and  James Glenn Young.

Jesse is survived by his wife, Sonja of the home; sons: Terry Dale Young of Bryan, TX, Roger Dee Young and wife Jessica of Pampa, TX; brother: Joel Dean Young and wife Iwana of Amarillo, TX; sister: Ronetta Gail Miller of Amarillo, TX; grandchildren: Sonja Dawn Young, Remington Dale Young, Sabre Lynn Young, Joshua Dee Young, Kristin Elaine Young, Cooper Maitland Young; great-grandchildren: Serenity Lynn Young, Mikeala Faith Lewallen, Troy Lee Edwards Jr., Harrison Dale Young, Peyton Grace Francis, Ayden Ryan Duffendack, and one on the way; sister-in-law: Bennie Young of South Texas.

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I was so saddened to receive the news of Jess's passing. He, my Dad (James Turner), and Louise George worked together at TEC for the nearly five years we lived in Dumas in the '70s. Louise and Jess worked there together much longer, of course. Jesse was also my Little League coach, and his son, Roger, and I were on his Diamond Shamrock squad one year together. Assisted by Darrell Read, Jesse poured all of the baseball understanding that we 10-12 year olds could take and more. I can scarcely watch a baseball game without hearing some tidbit of diamond knowledge these guys taught us running through my head. One that always sticks out is him telling guys not to try to hit home runs because not everyone can and it just leads to pop ups or strike outs. "One guy out of y'all nine might hit one, and we'll have one run. All of y'all can get base hits. If you all do that, we'll have six runs." Also, who from that era could ever forget piling into the back of his pickup after a win for Mr. Burger treats on the coaches. Good times!!!
It seemed that Jesse never grew tired of helping to facilitate youth sports. I remember a time that he threw a flag on me (deservedly) in a pee wee football game and then lectured me about the poor technique that got me in trouble. His coaching ( or refereeing) was never heavy-handed or demeaning. He really wanted the best for all of us and made his points in a gentle fashion. If there is ever a Hall of Fame for Dumas youth sports, Jesse Young should be inducted in the first class!
He also proudly served his country, and my Dad and Louise would talk often of Jesse's "Navy stories".
He was a great guy who meant a lot to both my Dad and myself. Y'all have my deepest condolences. My sister also passes along her condolences to Sonja, Terry, Roger, and all.

Scott C. Turner Feb 4 2022 10:32 PM

Jesse Young was a good man who taught many young men the joys of baseball and basketball and how to be a good sportsman and a good Christian man. I happen to be one of those boys who was not only on jesse's baseball teams but also his basketball teams while growing up. I'll never forget the fun I had with him. I know he will be truly missed.

Scott Brazell Feb 1 2022 3:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Young

Gladys Goree Feb 1 2022 3:47 PM

I am sorry for your loss and pray for peace for the family he left behind, I hope you find solace in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering and is in a much better place,

Gladys Goree Feb 1 2022 3:46 PM

God bless you Sonja and the family. I pray for your solace. I know there is a lot of laughter and loudness in heaven upon his arrival.

Lee Gooch Feb 1 2022 12:58 PM

I am sorry for your loss. I pray that God brings you peace and comfort during this time and the times to come.

Perry Wilson Feb 1 2022 9:33 AM

May God bless and comfort the entire family...til we all meet again. So sorry for your loss and wish I could be there. Jesse was beloved by all!

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away. Rev 21:4

Traci Boles Jan 31 2022 8:22 PM

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Christen Norton Jan 31 2022 12:58 PM

I can feel for and hurt with you as a widow of 20 years in June, 2022. I will not tell you it is easy as it won't be but cling tightly to God's unchanging and unfailing hand; He will see you through whatever comes. Also lean heavily on family. That is why I am in Stillwater, Oklahoma near all of mine except my only-sister, Betty Spencer who is also a widow now. Grieve-as-you must, not-as-others are telling you is right, wrong or indifferent. Travel the pathway He has ahead for you as there are no pathways, He has an individual one for each of us. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Sheldon Jan 30 2022 10:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jesse Young

Jackie R. Sheldon Jan 30 2022 10:27 PM

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