Linkous, Jerry Lee

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Jerry Lee Linkous, age 70, passed away at home on Sunday, April 18, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born in Elliston, Va., on November 17, 1950, to the late Trigg and Gilbie Lovern Linkous. In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by sisters, Carol Davis and Patty Linkous.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patty; daughters, Kathy Bingham and husband, Ted, of Andersonville, Tenn., and Cindy Smith and husband, Nathan, of Copper Hill, Va.; and twin grandchildren, Elizabeth and Travis Bingham, all whom he loved dearly. Other survivors include brothers, Jimmy Linkous and wife, Estelle, and Jackie Linkous; and sister, Debbie Boothe, all in Virginia. He is also survived by several special nieces, nephews and cousins; sisters-in-law, Barbara Elliott and Maggie Clark; and special adopted sister, Judy Via. Last but not least, he is survived by his lovable pug, Mr. Wags.

“Dragon” would like to say a special goodbye to all his truck driving friends that he worked with at Malone and Hyde in Virginia and Food Lion in Tennessee. He thought the world of you guys.

A memorial service will be held in Jerry’s honor at Rocky Knob on Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 1 until 5 p.m. Anyone who knew Jerry and would like to attend is welcome. In lieu of flowers, people can make donations to Second Harvest Food Bank in his honor.