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Donald "Don" Aubrey Linville

May 26, 1937 — May 3, 2024

Mr. Donald “Don” Aubrey Linville, beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather peacefully passed away on Friday, May 3, 2024 at the Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson. He was 86 years old.

Born on May 26, 1937 in Forsyth County to the late John and Addie Vance Linville, Mr. Linville’s life was a testament of love and generosity for his family, and those he met. He was an active member at Calvary Baptist Church for many years and taught Sunday school.  He worked for 55 years for Kelly Office Machines. He was the service manager for many years and then traveled to Wilkes, Yadkin, Surry, Davie and Forsyth Counties and assisted customers with sales.

He traveled extensively throughout his life. He visited Switzerland, Austria, Iceland, Spain, France and Germany. He went behind the iron curtain before it came down. He loved driving on the autobahn and the food in Germany. He was always quite the food connoisseur and enjoyed a good meal wherever he went.

He was known for his many talents. He could build most anything. He built furniture, buildings, decks, cabinets for homes, and once a church steeple. He enjoyed oil painting and was a very talented artist. He framed prints for clients and had a framing business at one point. He also made beautiful one of a kind knives. The handles were fashioned from deer antlers and the blades from steel. He loved clocks and built many. He would buy them, build them, fix them, exchange the inner workings and loved to make them chime. He always stayed busy. Near the end of his life, he took pleasure in feeding and watching birds.

In addition to his accomplishments, Mr. Linville will be remembered for his gentle spirit and his love for his family. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John and Addie Linville; Brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Georgia Linville; Sister and brother-in-law, Alverta and Homer Lynch; Brother and sister-in-law, William (Bill) and Peggy Linville; and Sister, Marion Cassell Linville.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jane Linville; Children, Michael (Jo) Linville, Melinda (Kent) Renegar, Melissa (Van) Brawley; Grandchildren, William (Leslie) Linville, Bethany (Jamie) Reavis, Blake (Kacie) Renegar, Lee (Kayla) Renegar, Clint (Racheal) Renegar, Samuel (Falon) Brawley, Caleb (Priscilla) Brawley; Great-Grandchildren, Jack and Shep Linville, Eleanor, Timothy and John Reavis, Brooks, Colton and Rhett Renegar, Kolbryn and Hollyn Renegar, Charlotte and Ruby Renegar, Piper Brawley and Pierce Brawley.

The legacy of our “Pop” lives on in the hearts of his family who were so blessed to know and spend time with him. His kindness, generosity, wisdom and strength will continue to inspire and uplift those whose lives he touched. We are so thankful for this Godly man who planted the seed of Christ, raised us in a Godly home and lived his life as an example of Christ.

The family will receive friends from 1-2PM Monday, May 6, 2024 at Gentry Family Funeral Service in Yadkinville. A service to celebrate his life will be held following visitation at 2PM in the Gentry Family Chapel officiated by Reverend Kenny Gooden. A private family interment will take place at Center Global Methodist Church Cemetery following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mtn Valley Hospice in memory of Donald Linville. Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville is serving the Linville family. 

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Visitation

Monday, May 6, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville

5108 US-601, Yadkinville, NC 27055

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Celebration of Life

Monday, May 6, 2024

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Gentry Family Funeral Service of Yadkinville

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Private Family Interment

Monday, May 6, 2024

Center Global Methodist Church

1400 Center Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055

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