Leon Boatner, 89, Gary, Indiana peacefully went to be went his Lord early Saturday morning during his sleep at on September 9, 2017. Leon was born on February 4, 1928 in New Albany, Mississippi to Mary Lee Boatner. He severed in the United States Army, Korean War from 1950 - 1952. Skilled auto mechanic and devout veteran, he was a perfectionist with his cars. It was a source of pride that he could take something mangled or damaged and make it new, make it look right again, and it was based on his skill. The family would like to express thanks for the wonderful help and care given by Journey Memory Care in Merrillville and Asperia Hospice. Visitation will be Friday, September 15, 2017 12:00 am - 8:00 pm at Guy & Allen Funeral Home. Interment will be 11:00 am on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Fern Oaks Cemetery.