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HOOPESTON — Leon Polson, 66, of Hoopeston passed away at 3:45 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 5, 2018) at home.
Leon was born July 13, 1952, in Danville, the son of Earnest and Sarah Anna (Crabtree) Polson. He married Patricia Hile on March 14, 1981, in Woodland. She preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2010. He later married Chris Kutch Johnson on Oct. 8, 2016, at Manns Chapel. She survives.
He is also survived by one stepson, Chad Johnson of St. Peters, Mo.; sister in- law, Janice Polson of Hoopeston; three nieces, Karen (Darrin) Eighner of Rankin, Lois Cox of Stateline, Ind., and Linda Nosler of Hoopeston; and two nephews, Kevin (Monica) Polson of Cheyenne, Wyo., and David (Deb) Nosler of Hoopeston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gene Polson; and sister, Lucille Nosler.
Leon graduated from Hoopeston Area High School in 1970. He later graduated from Danville Area Community College in 1972 and from Eastern Illinois University in 1974. Leon owned and operated Polson Insurance Agency in Hoopeston since 1980. He was a member of the Hoopeston Jaycees and Star Lodge 709. Leon enjoyed traveling, camping and spending time with his family, and was an avid Chicago Bears fan. He also enjoyed his cats and loved to always be working.
A celebration of Leon’s life will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston. He will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Masonic services at 7 p.m.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hoopeston Jaycees and Star Lodge 709. Memories or photos honoring Leon’s life may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at BlurtonFuneralHomes. com.