Leon Edward Younk Jr.

Leon Edward Younk Jr.
Leon Edward Younk Jr., 60, died March 9, 2017, at Halifax Health Medical Center after a long battle with diabetes. A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Billy Calkins, 3655 Woodbridge Road in DeLand.
Mr. Younk was born Aug. 5, 1956, in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, to Leon Younk Sr. and Alvira Younk. He grew up with five siblings.
Leon graduated in 1974 from DeLand High School.
He was a loving and caring person, with a huge heart.
Leon married Linda Lee Younk in 1987, and was a proud father to Lyndsay (29), Lacy, Alex (25), Kelsey (23) and Bryce (14).
He was very passionate and proud of his family.
Leon is survived by his loving wife, Linda Lee Younk; his children, Lyndsay Smith and her husband, Rob, Alex, Kelsey and Bryce Younk; grandchildren Abigail Smith, Robert Smith Jr. and Elliott Maldonado;  brothers Richard, Robert and Paul Gleason; sister Barbara Cappola; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter Lacy Elyssa Younk; sister Betty Gates; father Leon Younk Sr.; and mother Alvira Younk.
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