Tyler Joe Young passed away at home on Monday, August 17, in Leesburg, VA. He was 19. Tyler was born in the Chicago suburb of Barrington and grew up in Leesburg.
His quick thinking was a combination of his mom’s analytical skills and his dad’s sense of humor, working harmoniously inside a blond, curly head. When his curiosity got him into mischief, his honesty and expert negotiating skills helped get him out. Gifted does not begin to describe Tyler. As a toddler, he loved disassembling his toys and putting them back together. He took up chess and conquered every kind of Rubik’s Cube. His idea of summer camp was coding at Princeton, analyzing algorithms at Yale, and creating computer operating systems at UCLA. He taught himself to play the harmonica, piano, and ukulele, and was a trombonist in the marching band. Tyler could make anyone laugh, showed selfless kindness to those around him, and had a unique talent to connect individually with every person he met. He was silly and happy and always the entertainer. His versatility ranged his outfits from bow ties to Sperry’s and Hawaiian shirts, and his music from heavy rap to classic rock and Lana Del Rey. He was our resident Star Wars scholar and reigning lip sync champion.
Tyler was adored by a big, blended family and loved being a brother. He was Alexis’ pride and closest confidant and navigated the challenges of college with Lauren. He was the only one who could read Courtney’s mind, make Briley cry with laughter, or convince Dalton to get in trouble. He looked up to Connor who taught him the ways so he could be a hero to Hudson. His parents were so proud of the man he became. Tyler had struggles too, and he faced them with enormous courage, determination, and a desire to be his best self.
He graduated from Loudoun County High School in 2019 and was majoring in math at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Tyler’s life was full of promise and he was taken from us and this earthly place way too soon. He is in our hearts forever and his immoveable faith carries him on as an Angel in Heaven.
He is survived by loving parents, Julie and Jeff Hines and Bill and Lindsey Young, all of Leesburg; siblings, Connor Phipps (23) of Virginia Beach, Alexis Young (23) of Los Angeles, CA; Lauren Hines (19) of Ashburn, Courtney Stewart (18) of Leesburg, Dalton Hines (18) of Ashburn, Briley Hines (15) of Ashburn, Hudson Young (5) of Leesburg; grandparents, Joyce (Carl) Carr of Chillicothe, IL, Robert (Cherie) Miller of Libertyville, IL, Ed (Barb) Young of Pekin, IL, Shirley Young of Temple, TX, Robert and Linda Phipps of Virginia Beach, Cheryl Hines of Flower Mound, TX, and Dixie Hines of Argyle, TX; and so many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.
On Saturday, Aug. 22, the family held a viewing at 9:30 a.m. at the Loudoun Funeral Chapel and a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, followed by a reception at 1:30 p.m. at the Hines family home. Bowties and Hawaiian shirts welcome.
In memory of Tyler, the family welcomes donations to the Tyler Joe Young Memorial fund, which has been established to provide grants to organizations serving children and young adults in need of financial assistance for mental health and addiction services. For more information can be found at https://www.cfnova.org/donate/young-memorial-fund. Online condolences my be expressed at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com.