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John B. Linville Sr.

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John B. Linville, Sr.

Greenville - John Bruce Linville, Sr., 91, husband of the late Mary Lee Stiller Linville, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018.

Born in Knoxville, TN, he was a son of the late Charles E. Linville, Sr. and Carrie Manes Linville.

Mr. Linville was a retired sonar technician with the United States Navy. He was active in numerous organizations including Wade Hampton Masonic Lodge #404, Greenville Scottish Rite, Hejaz Shrine, Pleasantburg Lions Club, the American Legion, and was a former president of the Greenville Area Personnel Assoc. Mr. Linville was a charter member of Laurens Road United Methodist Church.

He is survived by two children; Bruce Linville and wife, Patricia, of Easley; and Carrie Lee "Karle" McAbee and husband, Dr. Thomas,of Livermore, CA; two grandchildren, Carrie Ann Linville, and Dr. Samuel McAbee; and one great-grandchild, Elias McAbee.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. at Laurens Road United Methodist Church followed by the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richard Campbell Veterans Nursing Center Memorial Fund, 4605 Belton Hwy, Anderson, SC 29621; or 950 W Faris Rd, Greenville, SC 29605.

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Published in The Greenville News on Jan. 28, 2018
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