Paul ‘Les’ Young

Paul “Les” Leslie Young, 70, of Kingman passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at home, while surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born Nov. 7, 1948, at Crawfordsville, to the late Paul C. and Julia Virginia (Dunham) Young.

Les graduated from Fountain Central High School in 1966 and Indiana State University in 1990. On Nov. 18, 1972, he married the love of his life, Sheila Thompson, who survives. Throughout the years he was a teacher at Turkey Run schools and was a lumber inspector for 27 years at Sugar Creek Lumber and Pike Lumber.

Les was a member of the Kingman Town Board for 16 years, Turkey Run School Board, Kingman Jaycee’s and the Kingman Volunteer Fire Department. He was a referee and umpire for many basketball and softball games and an avid Cubs fan. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, bowling, baseball and loved spending time with his family, especially his kids and grandkids.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sheila of Kingman; son James Darrin Young of Carmel; two daughters, Andrea (Jeff) McClain of Greenwood and Adrianne (Philip) Hill of Tennessee; brother Alan (Luana) Young of Washington; sister Linda (Lynn) Krupp of Nevada; and four grandchildren, Jalen, Ava, Quinn and Parker.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother James Young.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Sanders Funeral Care, 203 S. First St., Kingman, with Pastor Doug Newman officiating. Burial will follow at Rush Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Lung Association, 115 W. Washington St., Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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