Mr. Wade Franklin Linney, Sr., of 5624 Glen Cove Drive, Charlotte, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, following an extended illness. He was born in Alexander County on November 5, 1940, and was the son of the late Troy Lee Linney and Nettie Morrison Linney. He was married to Joan Edwards Linney, who preceded him in death. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by four siblings, Worth Linney, Marian Lewis, Harvey Linney and Audrey Jones; six in-laws, James Lewis, Jeannette Linney, Earl Jones, Bernice Linney, James Rowe and Terrance Allen.
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He was a High School graduate and also received his BS Degree in Agricultural Economics from A and T State University. He worked as a Parole Officer with the Criminal Justice System while in New Jersey. At one time he was also employed by Beck Corporation, Hertz Corporation and the Veterans Administration. He served with the US Army and was honorably discharged and was also military retire. Wade joined Smith Grove Baptist Church at an early age and was presently attending Derita Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, his son, Wade Franklin Linney, Jr. of Charlotte; two daughters, Nella Redmon Miller of Hiddenite and Cicely Linney of Yonkers, New York; one grandchild, Sasha Linney of Yonkers, New York, whom he loved dearly; his siblings, Tommy Linney of Taylorsville, Shirley Rowe of Taylorsville, Dorothy (Leroy) Sellers of Harrisburg, Kerley Linney of Sacramento, California and Nellie Allen of Upper Marlboro, Maryland; a sister-in-law, Margaret Linney of Statesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and dear friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Hiddenite, North Carolina,at 2:00 pm where Reverend William Little will be doing the eulogy. Members of the family will receive friends prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery with full Military Rites.
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