CONCORD - Christopher Mark Linker, 53, to passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Tucker Hospice House surrounded by family.
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The family will receive friends Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Wilkinson Funeral Home on Branchview Drive in Concord.
The funeral service will be held Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Roberta United Methodist Church on Cochran Road in Concord, with Pastors David Cox and Roger Hudson offi-ciating.
Chris was born in Gastonia on Feb. 23, 1961. He attended Ashbrook High School. Chris was retired from the City of Concord as the Emergency Communications Director. He is a Reserve Police Officer with the City of Concord, and a former officer of the Towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Stanfield, Locust and Oakboro. He was a member of Roberta United Methodist Church. Active within his community, he held many positions throughout his career within the following organizations; Civil Air Patrol, Red Cross, Cabarrus County Amateur Radio Society, Rowan County Shrine Club, Masonic Lodge #720, NC Associa-tion of Public Safety Communications Officials, Cabarrus County Law Enforcement Association, Gaston and Cabarrus County Police Explorer Posts, Winecoff Volunteer Fire Department, Cabarrus Rescue Squad, Charlotte and Gaston Lifesaving Crews.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Hudson Linker. Other survivors include his father, Daniel Howard Linker, Jr and stepmother, Jeddie of Greensboro, his brother, Dan Linker III and wife, Michelle of Clay-ton NC, his sister, Kathy and her husband, George of Gastonia, his Godson, Bryan Cook of Concord, mother-in-law, Shirley M. Hudson and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Imogene Walker Linker.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to Roberta United Methodist Church, build-ing fund 3925 Cochran Road, SW, Concord, NC 28025.
Condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com.
Wilkinson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wilkinson Funeral Home
100 Branchview Dr Ne
Concord, NC 28025
Published in Gaston Gazette on May 17, 2014