Richard "Dick" Stanley Linkel, age 73, was born September 28, 1939 in Union County, IN and passed away at his home in Talladega on April 12, 2013. Dick owned Talladega Appliance for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Everett and Thelma Katherine Linkel of IN. He is survived by his loving wife, Sara Linkel; daughter, Tonya Smith (Jerry); son, Derek Linkel (Tabby); step-children, David Sparks, (Sheana), Deborah McBee (Thomas); grandchildren, Abby and Emily Broughton and Zachary Linkel; step-grandchildren, Brad Sparks, Timmy Wyatt, Noah, Leah and Ian Leary, Alex and Lindsey Peterson and Eli McBee; sister, Leanna Reed (George), Nancy Linkel and June Dekin (Colin); and brother, John Linkel (Sue). A memorial service will be at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Munford, AL on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Glen Horn and the Rev.. Frankie Swiney officiating. Arrangements are being handled by Charter Funeral Home and Crematory, 2521 US Highway 31, Calera, AL.