Leon Walker, of Brookings, passed away Saturday, July 21, at the age of 81.
A native of California, he was one of seven children born to Marjorie and Milford Walker in Los Angeles.
Leon attended Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles, and later andndash; due to his mother's poor health andndash; went to work full time caring for her and his siblings. He became an accomplished businessman, having worked in the automotive industry for more than 40 years. He opened Coast Auto Center in Brookings in 1977.
Leon enjoyed fishing, traveling throughout the U.S. in his motor home, traveling abroad, playing with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, engaging in light-hearted political discussions, watching old movies and Fox News.
Leon was known to his friends and family as generous, loving and supportive. He is survived by his brothers Darryl and Kenneth along with his three children, Carol, Lorraine and Ron. Also surviving are seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.
At his request, no services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Wier's Mortuary Chapel of Crescent City.
Wier's Mortuary Chapel.