Wade Franklin Linney Sr.

Posted at 9:47 PM on Sep 2, 2019

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Mr. Wade Franklin Linney Sr. of 5624 Glen Cove Drive, Charlotte, N.C., passed away at his residence on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, following an extended illness. He was born in Alexander County on November 5, 1940, and was the son of the late Troy Lee Linney and Nettie Morrison Linney. He was married to Joan Edwards Linney, who preceded him in death.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings, Worth Linney, Marian Lewis, Harvey Linney and Audrey Jones; six in-laws, James Lewis, Jeannette Linney, Earl Jones, Bernice Linney, James Rowe and Terrance Allen.

He was a high school graduate and also received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from A & T State University. He worked as a parole officer with the criminal justice system while in New Jersey. At one, time he was also employed by Beck Corporation, Hertz Corporation and the Veterans Administration. He served with the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged and was also military retired.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his son, Wade Franklin Linney Jr. of Charlotte; two daughters, Nellie Redmon of Hiddenite and Cicely Linney of Yonkers, N.Y.; five grandchildren, including Sasha Linney of Yonkers, N.Y.; his siblings, Tommy Linney of Hiddenite, Shirley Rowe of Taylorsville, Dorothy (Leroy) Sellers of Harrisburg, Kerley Linney of Sacramento, Calif., and Nellie Allen of Upper Marlboro, Md.; a sister-in-law, Margaret Linney of Statesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Hiddenite, N.C. Members of the family will receive friends prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery with full Military Rites.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Linney at www.rutledgeandbigham.com

Rutledge & Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Linney Family.

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