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Leon Duke Young Young

Leon "Duke" Young III, 33, of Searcy, passed unexpectedly from this life Friday, December 6, 2013. He was born January 24, 1980 in Searcy to the late Leon II and Shelia Williams Young.
Duke, as he was better known, taught a youth Sunday school class at St. Mary's CME Church where he was a member. He was a 1999 graduate from Searcy High School and attended college at Harding and ASU Beebe. Throughout his life, he was a devoted worker for various employers in Searcy, the most recent being Searcy Health Care and Anytime Events. Duke was well loved and well known by all that he came in contact with. He was full of life and loved his family and was very family oriented.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, KiJana Marie Young; brother, Markus Denard Young; maternal grandfather, Foster Baker Sr. and paternal grandfather, Leon Young Sr.
He was united in matrimony to Michelle Bland Young; and has five surviving children, Taurin Flowers, Tyson Young, Brandon Dupriest, Amariea Young, and Tylei Young; one brother, B.J. Williams; maternal grandmother, Clementine William; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Young; one special aunt Bettye A. Smith; several other aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of extended family and friends.
Family and friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Thursday December 12, at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Home going services are 11:00 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Richard Stokes officiating. Interment will follow at Crow Cemetery.

  • Visitation

    December 12, 2013
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Celebration of Life

    December 13, 2013
    11:00 AM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Interment

    Crow Cemetery


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he was a good uncle

Posted by A friend   December 10, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I'm so lost without you. I know that the family as a whole miss you. Please continue to watch over us from heaven until we meet again.

Posted by Deborah Wallace - Midwest City, OK - Sister cousin   December 07, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Duke I miss you more than anyone could have ever imagined.I know your making them laugh in heaven. Can you make sure I have a spot on the roll? You take care of those heavenly angels and I handle the earthly ones. Till we meet again!! I love you Lil Bro

Posted by Deborah Wallace - Midwest City, OK - Big Cousin-Sister   December 06, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

God saw you were getting tired, And a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you, And whispered, "Come to Me."
With tearful eyes we watched you, And saw you pass away.
Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

Posted by Trellis Collins - CONWAY, AR - friend   July 15, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I'm going to miss you Cuz, my condolences goes out to both of the families.

Posted by Crystal Stuart - Searcy, AR - Cousin   December 13, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family duke will truly be missed but he will live on forever in our memories!!

Posted by nisha moore - searcy, AR - friend   December 13, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I am goin to miss u cuz

Posted by Noel young - Searcy, AR - Cousin   December 12, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


Love Aunt Judy

Posted by JudyK. Wilson-Murray - Aunt   December 11, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


Posted by Deborah Wallace - Midwest City, OK - FAVORITE COUSIN   December 10, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Michelle, Kids, BJ, & Family ... You have my deepest sympathy for Duke being taken away from us so suddenly and unexpectedly. No worries. He is for sure in a better place. When I would see Duke, the first thing I would see was that
" BIG OLE SMILE " . Be strong for one another. Stay prayed up. Trust and Believe that God will see us through.

Posted by ANGELA ( ANN BAKER ) PIPKINS - AUNT   December 10, 2013

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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