Leroy Younger Friday, June 25, 1948 - Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cumberland, MD – Leroy Younger, 68, of Cumberland, MD, 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, MD, 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 Street, Cumberland, MD, on Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., and from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
 
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, June 16, 2017, at 12:00 Noon with Reverend Dr. J. Anthony Josey officiating.
 
Interment will be in Maryland 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.
 

Join us on Friday, June 16, 2017 - 12:00pm

404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, Maryland

My condolences and prayers are with you Sheila and family. I had the honor of praying with Leroy at the oncology center inWMH. He always inspired me. His face always wore a smile no matter how much he was suffering; he was always upbeat rarely down in spirits; he was a marvellous example for me and others. Often he would lead the prayer and I was so humbled and grateful when he prayed for me. He was close to God and now I am sure he is at rest and peace with Him. Angelo Bucchino, Pastoral Care, WMHS
 

Rest In Peace Old Friend

Sending this for my grandfather:
I'm sorry for your loss, my condolences.

Earl "Pete" Clanagan

My condolences

I am so sorry for your loss.i remember having cookouts and parties with Leroy and Sheila...you always made me feel like family...you will be deeply miss...God bless you

I'm deeply sorry for the loss of my cousin Poss. As a kid I remember how he always had a smile, always seemed to say rhe right things, and always let me know I was family. These things carried over into our adult life and I always looked forward to running into him and we parted I always felt better. My condolences to all my family. I am so sorry for the loss of our family member. RIP Poss.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all the families. Poss was a wonderful and caring person! When mom passed I felt this gentle touch on my shoulder I turned around it was the one and only "Poss", offering his and Sheila's condolences to our family and catching up on old memories. RIP Poss your Healed by his Stripes.

To the families. We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Poss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are always with you during this difficult time.

Billy and Renae Powell