MILTON, W.Va. — Frank Linville Jr. of Milton, formerly of Charleston, was tragically taken from us on the morning of February 25, 2013, in a house fire. Oh, how we grieve his passing.
Frank was a Christian man and a 45 year member of the Oakwood Road Church of Christ in Charleston. Honesty, integrity, truthfulness, humility and love – all these things describe the way Frank lived his life. All who knew him, whether in his business or personal life, would agree that Frank was a one of a kind man. He had the purest of pure hearts. He now takes his place with the heavenly Father.
Born May 14, 1937, in Gordon, he was a son of the late Ester White Linville and Benjamin Franklin Linville. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Rex Linville, Maxwell Linville, and Norman Linville, and by his sister, Vera Carte.
Frank graduated from Van High School in 1955 and in 1958 he joined the Air National Guard. In 1961 he wed Nancy Carolyn Chaffin and they began their life together. n 1962 Frank joined the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.
At the age of 44 Frank completed his business degree from W.Va. State College. He retired from the W.Va. Department of Natural Resources in 1989 with 25 years of service. In 1990 Frank joined his two sons in their business, Tri-State Business Machines of Williamson. Also in 1990 they opened American Business Machines of Barboursville. In 1992 the three created Linville Enterprises, a company involved in the construction and acquisition of rental property. In 2004 the company bought Meadowland Golf Club of Winfield. In 2011 the company bought Riverview Apartments in Winfield.
He leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Nancy Carolyn Linville; sons, Charles Steve Linville and wife Carla and David Allen Linville, both of Milton; grandsons, Daniel Stephen Linville and Joshua David Linville; granddaughters, Ashley Nicole Linville, Chelsey Rae Short and her husband Eli, and Carlie Beth Linville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, in-laws, and friends.
The void left in our hearts will never pass. Dad, we loved you so much.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Wallace Funeral Home at Milton. Inurnment will be in Forest Memorial Park at Milton with Military Rites conducted by American Legion Post 139 of Milton.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at www.timeformemory.com/wallace
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cabell Midland High School Linville Family Fund, 2300 US Rt. 60, Ona, WV 25545
Wallace Funeral Home of Milton is in charge of arrangements.