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Gerald B. Young, age 104, of Raytown, Missouri passed away November 19, 2023. Visitation will be 5-7pm, Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri 64133. Graveside services will be held at 11am, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 in Lincoln Cemetery, Lincoln, Missouri.
Gerald was born May 10, 1919 in Lincoln, Missouri. He was the third child of Bert and Clara Young. Gerald attended Lincoln High School where he met Vivian S. Swearngin, whom he married May 2, 1941. On August 23, 1943, their son Jerry Lee Young was born.
He received his BS and MS Education Degrees from Central Missouri State University. He also attended the University of Missouri for additional graduate work.
Gerald had a teaching career of 44 and a half years, of which 33 years were in the Raytown C-2 District. Gerald began his career in Competition, Missouri during the 1941-42 school year. He was a member of the United States Air Force for three and a half years following his year at Competition. Upon returning from the Air Force, he taught in Rogersville, Missouri; Ovid, Colorado; and Mendon, Missouri.
He came to the Raytown C-2 School District in 1953 as the high school’s Assistant Principal. He was appointed Principal of Raytown Junior High School for the 1954-55 school year and remained the principal for the entire time the building served as the junior high.
He then became principal of Raytown High School starting in 1980 and served in that capacity throughout the 1983-84 school year. In 1984, he was appointed Director of Planning and Development and remained in that position until his retirement.
Gerald was one of seven school administrators who founded the Raytown Teachers Credit Union. He then worked with the Credit Union for over 50 years. He also was a two term city councilman for the city of Raytown.
Preceding Gerald in death is his beloved wife Vivian; brother Dr. Harold Young, of Warrensburg; and sister Marie Stoner of Sedalia. He is survived by his son Jerry Young; grandson Jeff Young; and two great grandsons Lake and Gunner Young.
He will be missed by many.