Louis Ogden Lineberger Jr.
Louis was a great friend and mentor to me for many years at the Charlotte Indoor Tennis club. He was my doubles partner and we were a pretty darn good team! I treasure my memories of our travels together to Pinehurst and Asheville and Mobile, Alabama for tennis tournaments. We were roommates on these trips and I always enjoyed his stories of his days at Carolina and his flights in WWII. He also reminisced frequently about his wonderful wife "Miss Betty".
The tennis gang made many visits to Waco to visit after his move to the farm. He and "Wishbone" were our hosts as we rode or walked all over the grounds and pastures. He was so proud of his family and his new home. He loved feeling needed by his daughters and his wonderful grandchildren. I remember all of us having a hearty laugh when it was suggested that he put a tv antenna on the chicken coop. We teased him because it was as big and roomy and clean as most of our starter homes! After each tour of the barn and the grounds we would go out to lunch together for BBQ, Chinese or home cookin' at some spot in Cherryville. We always came to take him to lunch but more often than not he took us to lunch. He was always so generous with everyone had beautiful manners and was just an elegant, gentile and kind soul. I will try for the rest of my days to live them by the lessons he has given. I truly share your loss of the wonderful man. May each of your cherished memories help fill the void of his passing.
Most Sincerely, Phil Tappy
Dee, Jan, and Lynda,
I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad but feel as if I know him through the stories shared with my family through his grandson, Rob. I know he was loved, admired, and respected...what a wonderful role model he must have been. As long as these beautiful memories are shared, stories told with laughter and sometimes tears, "grandpop's" spirit will live on. Thoughts and prayers are with you all
Some of my most memorable good times at
The Dilworth Tennis Group included Louis. What a gentleman and a very special man. I will never forget him.
It has been so long since I have seen any of you and I miss you I will try to come to Charlotte on Saturday. Linda Glenn Jones
I feel so incredibly blessed just to have had the chance to meet this amazing man. To Dee, Jan and Lynda...you are 3 of the strongest women I have ever met and I know a lot of that is because of your father. I am the lucky girlfriend of his grandson, Rob, who I know is and will continue to be like his Grandpop, loving, hard-working and touching the lives of everyone around him. I'll never forget going to the tennis courts and watching as his friends told funny stories about him while he sat and smiled, and then a tennis court was even opened in his name. Pepper was one lucky dog to have such a loyal owner who loved him like a child. He even got to pick what they watched on tv :-) I only knew 'Grandpop' for a short while but I do know he was an incredible person who lived a long, amazing life and achieved so much. He is an idol to many and will be missed so much.