Born June 6, 1933 in Scott County, IN, he was the son of Alba Roy Coker and Lola May (Kennon) Coker who are both deceased.
Leon was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1953-1955. He was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church where he served as head usher.
Leon retired from Cummins Engine Company on January 1, 1987.
On May 30, 1969 he married Cora Belle (Berkhead) who preceded him in death on June 6, 2015.
Survivors include a step daughter, Carol (Larry) Fletcher of Crothersville, IN, 2 step sons, Ed (Kathy Law) Solsberry of Deputy, IN, Gary (Dottie Murray) Solsberry of Crothersville, IN, 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, and a step daughter in law, Delores Solsberry of Scottsburg, IN. 2 nieces and 1 nephew.
He was preceded in death by 3 stepsons, Infant Harlan Eugene Nichols, Fred Solsberry, and James Solsberry, 2 sisters, Elizabeth & Emma Coker, 1 brother, Albert Coker.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville, with burial to follow at Crothersville Cemetery.
Friends may visit on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Leon to Lighthouse Tabernacle Church building fund c/o Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.