Luis De Leon, age 57, of Forest City, passed away, Friday, January 13, 2023.
Luis was born Tuesday, December 14, 1965 in San Pablo, Guatemala to Gregoria Solis De Leon who resides in Guatemala and the late Fausto Francisco De Leon. He worked in textiles and most recently worked for Parton Lumber Company. Luis was known for his cooking skills especially his Guatemalan re-fried beans. He enjoyed dancing, family cookouts, gardening and any outdoor activity. His sense of humor endeared him to many. The family described him as “a very loving person and many people knew him as a hardworking and a caring man. He shared many memories with many families. He loved to dance, anywhere he was at he would dance with pure happiness. He was a joker, he loved to joke around, and make others laugh. He loved to cook especially his culture food that was homemade by him. He liked to dress nice and look handsome everywhere he went. He loved his family and talking to them no matter how far they were. He was very outgoing and loved to do anything to have fun. He would always help anyone in any way he could, even if he couldn’t move fast enough but he would be there in a heartbeat and do what he could. We will remember as the wonderful man he was. Luis grew with many people, and always wanted the best for them. He will be missed by many, but we will have all these memories in our heart.”
In addition to his mother, those left to cherish fond memories are his son, Elmer Lopez and daughter, Glennys Mendez; sisters, Flor de Maria de Leon, Concepcion Caridad de Leon, Aura Doris de Leon, Antonieta Teresa de Leon, Irene Celeste de Leon, Gregoria Jesus de Leon, Maria Beatriz de Leon and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A vigil to honor Luis will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at a later date in San Pablo, San Marcos, Guatemala. Interment will take place in the San Pablo Municipal Cemetery.