Leroy Younger, 1948 -2017
Leroy Younger, 68, of Cumberland, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.
Born June 25, 1948, in Cumberland, Mr. Younger was the son of the late Walter Younger and Elizabeth Selene (Smith) Younger. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Jane Beckwith, Wilma Jean Younger, and Florence Meade; and a brother, Norman Younger, Sr.
A graduate of Allegany High School, class of 1966, Leroy was a United States Marine Corps Veteran serving two tours during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Leroy was a member of the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church where he was a Trustee. He was a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172, a former member of the Ridgeley American Legion Post 136, and Past Commander of the Fulton Myers Post 153 American Legion. Leroy was an avid gambler and loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing softball and coaching children's basketball. Leroy was also a staff member for the CUIA Youth Group where he mentored youth.
Leroy is survived by his wife of 14 years, Sheila (Washington) Younger; his daughters, Shanetta Younger and Monica Younger; his stepdaughter, Tammy Hilton; and his stepsons, Stephen Washington and wife, Shari, and James Hilton Jr., and wife, Mary. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Timmy and Tony Ampey, Stephen Washington Jr., Briannah Alger, Demetrius Hilton, and Desirae Hilton. Leroy is also survived by his brothers, Walter "Eggy" Younger and wife, Barbara, William Younger and friend, Genevieve, Dwight Younger, and Lionel Younger; his sisters, Mary Barnett, Angela Nicholson and husband, Floyd, Virginia Jessie, Frances Sell, Norma Younger, Linda Whitehead and husband, Glander, and Deborah Moore and husband, Darryl; his special friends, James Simmons and wife, Barbara, William "Mr. Bill" and Danny Darr; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, June 16, 2017, at noon with Reverend Dr. J. Anthony Josey officiating.
Interment will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Pallbearers will be Simeon Younger, Travis Jessie, Stephen Washington Sr., Michael Fields, Patrick Younger, and Todd Blowe. Honorary pallbearer will be Demetrius Hilton.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 Color Guard.
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