Charlotte woman Leigh Ann Walker Young was on a quest for four years trying to find a recording of her father Verlon Walker's voice. When she was almost 3, he died of leukemia. Here, Young holds a baseball signed by players on the Chicago Cubs and her father. From Lenoir, Walker was a major-league assistant coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1961-71. He died of leukemia at age 42 in 1971. Walker Young, who posed for this portrait in 2014, found a recording recently courtesy of her mother.
Charlotte woman Leigh Ann Walker Young was on a quest for four years trying to find a recording of her father Verlon Walker's voice. When she was almost 3, he died of leukemia. Here, Young holds a baseball signed by players on the Chicago Cubs and her father. From Lenoir, Walker was a major-league assistant coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1961-71. He died of leukemia at age 42 in 1971. Walker Young, who posed for this portrait in 2014, found a recording recently courtesy of her mother. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte woman Leigh Ann Walker Young was on a quest for four years trying to find a recording of her father Verlon Walker's voice. When she was almost 3, he died of leukemia. Here, Young holds a baseball signed by players on the Chicago Cubs and her father. From Lenoir, Walker was a major-league assistant coach for the Chicago Cubs from 1961-71. He died of leukemia at age 42 in 1971. Walker Young, who posed for this portrait in 2014, found a recording recently courtesy of her mother. John D. Simmons jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com