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Rose Hill Burial Park
Friday July 3rd, 2020

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Jeffery Earl Linkous

Jeffery E. Linkous, 75, passed away on June 25, 2020. He was born on August 8, 1944 in Akron, Oh to the late Bueford and Dorothy Linkous. He was a graduate of Ellet High School. Jeff proudly served his country in the US Navy and had retired as a Sound Technician, last working for Warwick Communications. He had a great interest in radio-controlled airplanes and was a member of the Alliance Balsa Bees and another club in the Wayne County area. Jeff was also a member of the USS Little Rock Association.

He was preceded in death by his two grandchildren, Austin and Dillon Meadows.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 33 years, Gail; children, Dionna (Dennis) Moffit and Larry (Stephanie) Linkous; grandchildren, Owen, Skylar, Kaylee, Tyler, Cameron, Grady, Cameron (Jamie) and DJ; brother, Larry (Pat) Linkous; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Bill (Joyce) Peel and Rick (Joyce) Jacobs.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Andrea Cerone and the many doctors and nurses that had helped Jeff over the years.

A Graveside Service will be held at Rose Hill Burial Park, 3653 W. Market St, Akron, OH 44333 on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11 a.m. Rev. Gary A. Smith officiating. We request that social distancing be practiced and face masks be worn to protect those around you.

If desired, donations may be made to the USS Little Rock Association, Scholarship Fund, Atten. Frank Berglas, Treasurer, 63 Barnes Rd., Stamford, CT, 06902-1201, in memory of Jeff.

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I met Jeff through Rowland family get togethers as cousins through Gail, his beautiful loving wife. We always discussed getting together and unfortunately as family does always thinks we have plenty of time. Bob and I sorrowfully admit we waited too long. I remember Jeff as a kind happy warm gentleman. You could see the love in his eyes for Gail and we know he brought her great joy.
I joined the family in 2002 and Gail and Jeff always made me feel welcomed. I am 410 short and Jeff's height made me feel him as a gentle giant. I of course called him shorty.
Jeff will be sorely missed.

Judith and Robert Rowland Jul 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jeffery Linkous

Kay (Beam) Watson Jul 3 2020 12:00 AM

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Jeffery Earl Linkous, give you peace, comfort and strength

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of .

US Navy Veteran, Jeffery Earl Linkous, is A True American Hero God Bless

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum Jun 27 2020 12:00 AM

Jeff was a very special person I was the next door neighbor he was always there for us! I enjoyed our talks and puzzles he did when I came over he will never be forgotten!

Debbie Beekman Jun 26 2020 12:00 AM