Rom Dewitt Young, Jr.

May 19, 1926 -

April 6, 2016

Rom Dewitt Young, Jr. joined his beloved wife of 63 years, Peggie, on April 6, 2016. Rom was born May 19, 1926 in DeSoto, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Rom and Minnie Young, one of the founding families of DeSoto and daughter Margaret Ann. Rom had one brother and three sisters, all of whom preceded him in death. He has three children, Mike, Mary Kate and Pat Young, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Rom’s great love was God, family and his work. He spent the last several years of his life reading and learning all he could about his relationship with God. He was a veteran of WWII enlisting in the US Army in 1944. He was Class of ’53 Texas A&M University.

In prior years he was a dedicated employee of what was once Texas Industries then became TXI as Chief Chemist and later headed up projects in the research and development area. He retired on January 18, 2001 after 41 years of employment but continued on a consulting basis for some time after. Rom applied and was granted six patents for processes that are utilized today in the TXI facilities. He received many accolades and awards for his work on innovative ideas, one of which he received from the President with acknowledgement from the Governor of Texas for processes that enabled TXI to be in line with environmental guidelines. Rom loved his work and was probably one of the most dedicated employees in the history of TXI.

Rom was loved by many but especially by his family and the void will never be filled. Visitation was 5 - 6:30 p.m. Monday at Midlothian Funeral Home. Rosary was at 8 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 4051 S. Hampton Road, Dallas. Funeral Mass was held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, and Burial was at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Desoto.

Arrangements made by the Midlothian Funeral Home, midlothianfh.com, 972-723-9884.