YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mr. Leslie Stoutemire, affectionately known and loved by everyone as Mr. Les, departed this life on Sunday, April 11, 2021.
Leslie was born August 1, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio to Bertha and William Stoutemire.
He relocated to Youngstown after doing a tour in the United States Army where he was a marksman.
He then worked as a laborer for Sheet and Tube Steel for several years until the shutdown. He then moved to Campbell and performed janitorial duties at OK’s Store, better known as Angelo’s.
Les was an avid book reader and loved doing crossword puzzles. His love for fashion always had him dressed to the tee with his daily polished shoes. He will always be remembered for wearing his hat cocked to the side of his head. He always wanted to be addressed as Les no matter who you were. He loved watching the Indians and Packers play ball. He talked jive all the time. He enjoyed people and everyone loved him, especially the children in the neighborhood who he always passed out candy to.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Ms. Leslie, Ms. Viza, Ms. Carla and Mr. Michael Stoutemire, all of Cleveland and Ms. Lisa Stoutemire of Youngstown; six grandchildren, Mark, Marquis, Orlando, Cyrus, Michael, Jr. and Jerminnie; four great-grandchildren, Trayvon, Markayla, Mark, Jr. and Malachi and two siblings, Willie Eddy and Frances Young.
He was preceded in death by his beloved parents; two sons, Maurice and Leslie, Jr.; brother, John Eddy and sisters, Dorothy Eddy, Carrie Peoples and Barbara Anderson
Funeral service will be Monday April 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the F. D. Mason Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., Friends may call from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. prior to the service.
Due to the pandemic please follow the CDC guidelines (6 foot rule) of social distancing and wearing your mask over your mouth and nose. Please do not linger so the family can start their private funeral service promptly at 1:00 pm.
A television tribute will air Monday, April 19 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.