Age 58 was born September 8, 1959, to D.K. Young, Sr., and Jimmie Lee Young. He departed his life on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.Leon attended Roosevelt High School. While in school, he began working for Washington Janitorial, Bethlehem Steel, Sears, and ended up at Inland –Arcelor Mittal Steel until his retirement after 34 years He was an avid sports fan. He was known to be at all the Railcats games. Leon was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, D.K. Young, Jr., Billie Young, Sr., and Gregory Young and one sister, Johnnie Ruth Hamlin. He leaves behind a loving wife, Darniece Young, one son, Leon Young, Jr., one daughter, Erica (Terrance, Sr.) Washington, of Minneapolis, MN, five grandchildren, Terrance, Jr., Juanita, Ariana and Eric Washington of Minnesota MN and Ahkelah Jackson, of Indianapolis, IN. one step-son, Antonio (Amy) Williams and one step-daughter Martell (Derek) Coleman. Six step-grandchildren, Briona, Diamond, Jayden, Myah, Anyia, and Alex; six sisters, Faith Dent, of Chicago, IL, Gloria Young, June Key, Carolyn Sherls, of Gary, IN, Margaret (Chuck) Higel, of Sarasota, FL, and Mary Dawson, of Lafayette, IN, and one brother, Ronald (Lillian) Young, of Michigan City, IN. Mother-in-Law, Bezell Grady, sister-in-laws, Betty, Rochelle, Regina (Zeke) and Leslie (Willie), brother-in laws, Lorenzo (Ruby) and Victor (Antonia). Two special friends that made him smile, Anissa Kirby and Khloe Selmon, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, family, and friends. Visitation Friday May 11, 2018 from 12-8:00p.m. with family hours from 6-8:00p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue. Funeral Service Saturday May 12, 2018 at 12:00p.m. at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness 1401 West 20th Avenue Gary, Indiana.
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Published in Post-Tribune on May 9, 2018.