Leland Bruce Young

Updated: Jan 21, 2019

Leland Bruce Young was born on January 26, 1933 in Yancey County, North Carolina, to Jess Lee Young and Ena Viola Robertson.


He had 4 sisters: Mildred, Hope, Madge, and Helen; and 4 brothers: Ralph, Earl, Ray, and Doyle.


He married Eloise Styles on August 8, 1953. They had a daughter, Janice Young McKinney, and 2 sons: Doug Young and Darrel Young.

He married Sheila Silver on November 22, 1967. They had 2 sons: Eric Young and Jason Young.


He was a U.S. Army Veteran and worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for most of his career.  He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to spend his free time fishing and riding four-wheelers.

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