Linkous, Curtis Hubert

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On Saturday, March 12, 2022 Curtis Hubert Linkous age 90 awoke as he always did giving thanks for another day. At 11:45 am he was happy to leave this world when the Lord called him into his eternal care with loved ones by his side.

Curtis was born May 16th 1931 to Fred & Cannie Linkous, he was a spirited young boy and as teen loved playing catcher on the Merrimac baseball team. He raced a 1936 Ford Coupe with the number “B29” at Victory Stadium in Roanoke. Curtis served in the National Guard in the 29th Infantry Division based out of fort Belvoir, VA. He worked in the Merrimac Coal Mines and then became a painter at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. After an early retirement he spent a lot of time going to Virginia Tech Hokie Football games & playing golf with his cherished friends. One of the most important things in Curtis’ life was his walk with the Lord, he was member of Merrimac Pentecostal Holiness Church and served as a Deacon and Sunday school Superintendent for many years.

Curtis was proceeded in death by his beloved wife Robertine Kipps Linkous “Bobbie”, a still born daughter, and son Mason Lee Linkous II, as well as his father Fred, mother Cannie, brother Mason, & sister Rachel.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Chester & Debbie Linkous of Christiansburg, granddaughters and spouses Ginger & Tim Cromer of Christiansburg, Dottie & Todd Burris of Salem, and Jennifer & Greg Priddy of Greensboro, NC., great grandchildren Cassidy, Kaylyn (Adam Simones) & Caleb Cromer, Laci, Marley, & Garrison Burris, Logan, Parker, & Tyler Priddy. Also surviving are his sisters and spouses Claremont & Bob Yates and Maxine & June Cook. Curtis dearly loved his nieces like they were his very own, Dana Sutphin, Kay Allen, Joy Palmer, & Michelle Wooddell, and three honorary granddaughters as well, April Clark, Holly Gray, & Taylor Wooddell. Curtis is also survived by many extended family, church family, and dear friends.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022 at McCoy Funeral Home in Blacksburg and the funeral will follow at 1:00 pm conducted by Rev. Richard Hall, & Rev. Clayton Kipps, special speaker Kim Dix. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers are Tim Cromer, Todd Burris, Mark Moore, Sheryl Sutphin, Tim Allen, & Larry Wooddell.