Marshall Clark "Chip" Young, 79 of London, Arkansas, passed away Monday, May 8, 2023. He was born December 26, 1943 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Cyrus Clark and Maxine Dean Young. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Cyrus Dean Young and his grandparents.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dr. Sandra Young; children: CDR Steven Young (retired) & April of Oviedo, Florida; Matthew Young & Cathy of Russellville; Dr. Heather Young & Chris of Little Rock; grandchildren, Mason Young, Riley Young, Taryn & Ainsely , Emilie Young, Nathalie Young, Sebastien Young; sister, Melissa Kopp of Tampa, Florida as well as several other family and friends.
Chip graduated in 1966 from the U of Arkansas, with a Civil Engineering degree. He completed ROTC at the U of A., and served as an officer in the Air National Guard. He joined the Peace Corp, where he spent time in Mexico before marrying Sandra in 1967. In 1968 Sandra graduated with her Bachelors Degree from Hendrix College in Conway. They moved to Little Rock, where Sandra went to UAMS and graduated in 1972, with her Medical Doctor Degree. Chip was the lead engineer of the I-430 bridge as well as several other projects with the Arkansas Highway Department before moving to Russellville in 1974. Always having dreamt of living on a farm, they moved to London, where he raised cattle, primarily Black Angus under the name of Star Y Angus. Chip continued his career with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, working as the engineer for the Arkansas River bridge at Clarksville and the overpass on Main Street in Russellville. Chip was the Assistant District Engineer of District 8 with the Arkansas Highway Department.
When he retired from the Highway Department in 1996, he worked for Jack Wood Construction until 2006 when he left and started his own company, Eureka Construction, LLC. Chip always honored his commitments to his family and employees, setting an example of honesty and integrity. He served others by providing for them and helping them in any way possible. He enjoyed building things for others to use and leaving behind a legacy of service.
The family will receive friends, 10am-12pm, Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Russellville Family Funeral.
Arrangements are under the direction of Russellville Family Funeral. Obituary and online guestbook are available at www.russellvillefamilyfuneral.com.