Leslie Junior Whitt 1930-2022

LIBERTY — Leslie Junior Whitt, 92, passed away at 5:26 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, in the emergency room at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

He was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Niles, the son of Alfred M. and Edna Mae Abbott Whitt.

He honorably served in the Army and worked for 23 years as a craneman at Copperweld Steel, Warren, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed traveling and the outdoors.

Leslie is survived by four sons, Phillip Whitt of Niles, Allen Whitt of Cardington, Dwayne (Kate) Whitt of Wisconsin and Robert Oakes of Louisiana; one daughter, Karen (Timothy) Malcomson of Niles; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Josephine Foster of Niles.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Esta Mae Shoulders Whitt, Maggie Butcher Whitt and Beatrice Arrowood Whitt; son, Ricky Whitt; sister, Betty Marie Hinton; and stepfather, Jack E. Harding.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.

Burial will be in Niles City Cemetery.

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