Leon W. Young Sr.
1959 - 2018
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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.
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May 14, 2018
Deepest sympathy to the family of Leon Young Sr. for the loss of your loved one. I worked with Leon for many years at Inland, and I can say he was always a gentlemen, friend, and a co-worker that everyone respected and loved. He will truly be missed by all that knew him, and for those who never met him, it's a great loss. Leon was larger than life, his smile one can never forget, and his kind and gentle nature was a blessing that left a footprint on this world. Rest In Paradise Leon!
Pat Neal
May 12, 2018
To the Young family please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences in the death of Leon. Our knowing we can see him again does not make the loss any easier. May Jehovah continue to carry you all thru this sad time. Reality is that your loss is great! Leon will remain close in your hearts!
LaDonna Jenkins
Friend
May 11, 2018
Jimmy Cook
May 11, 2018
Will miss you Big Lee

Rey Sr.
Reymundo Camarillo
May 11, 2018
Leon "Big Lee" will be missed very much. A friend to all, and a very nice person.

Rey Sr.
Reymundo Camarillo
May 11, 2018
I'm so sorry about the loss, Leon was such a very nice person, a good friend of mine, and fun to be around, I will miss him so much.

Stella Bribiesca
Stella Bribiesca
May 10, 2018
so sorry to hear of Leon passing ! praying for his family you guys have our deepest condolence praying for strength , for my classmate Mary , and my husband is so sorry for his classmate of velt class of 1977 ______ Anthony and Ernestine Strickland _ Indianapolis In
May 9, 2018
LEON, Rest in HEAVEN.
Foom The Quarles and Anderson family.
Jeanette (Quarles) Anderson. Anderson
May 9, 2018
I had the pleasure to work with one of the nicest person and co worker. At that time . lnland Steel Co Number 3 Cold Strip East. We often kid each other by saying we're are family.His ex wife sister was dating my brother at that time. I remember, we're working days,and i need a ride home. I ask Leon to take me home, and he did. I got home, and left my key's in my locker at work. You know he took me all the way back, to get my key's.You don't forget things like that. Rest in HEAVEN LEON.
Jeanette (Quarles) Anderson
May 9, 2018
My condolences to the Leon Young family. Rest in peace my friend.
GRETA HEARD
May 9, 2018
To the Young family ,your in my thoughts and prayers,I have good thoughts from working with Leon for 20 years,
Larry Hoch
Friend
May 9, 2018
Big Lee, we will never forget your beautiful smile and positive attitude!We had such fun hanging out with you at the railcats game last summer!Going to the game this summer wont be the same without you,I hope you knew how much you were loved by the three of us Lee and we will miss you and NEVER forget you love your pals ,Rey ,Heather and Sethe Camarillo.
May 9, 2018
To the Young family,I express my deepest sympathy to all. I worked with Leon at Arcelor Mittal Steel for years. Leon was a lot of fun to be around full of life and positive thinking. I am so sorry for your loss I no he will be sincerely missed.
Venisha Davis
Coworker
May 9, 2018
Regina Crawford
May 9, 2018
Leon and my husband John p e n l e y work together at the Mill I remember meeting Leon at John's funeral he was a very nice person I'm very sorry to hear about his passing
Cathy Penley
Acquaintance
May 9, 2018
CAMELLIA Ridgell-Robinson
May 9, 2018
Leon, my dear friend, my heart aches knowing that you will no longer be here on this earth, nut your eternal soul will rest on in the Heavens, I know that you and Renard are having a Good time and talking about going fishing.

You will be truly missed

Camellia
CAMELLIA Ridgell-Robinson
May 9, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. love you all
Barbara McGee McGee
Family
May 9, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family and friends. May "GOD" comfort all during and after this time.
Patricia Sneed-Harris
Neighbor
May 9, 2018
I worked along fly bye for many years became good freinds went to railcats games together cook outs safety meeting for cocktails at work everyone called him the crane foreman he would tell u like it was I'm gonna miss u flybye until i see my brother again save me some paul.
Rudy Cano
Coworker
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