Leonard C. Lineberry, 85, passed away under Hospice Care in his home at the Villages, FL, on Wed., April 19, 2017. He was born in Yadkin County, NC. He moved to Hampton, VA in 1950 where he started his own Painting and Decorating Business-his Logo was “that certain touch”. He served the Peninsula area until he retired at age 67. Upon retirement, he and his wife moved to The Villages, FL where they have happily resided for 19 years. Leonard was the quarterback in High School and then attended Gilford College in Greensboro, NC for one year when he decided to return to Jonesville, NC to marry his 4th grade sweetheart. Leonard served the Hampton community in the following organizations. He was a past President of the Peninsula Gospel Sing Association; a Boy Scout Master and Explorer Scout Leader for over 20 years; he earned Eagle Scout and received the Silver Beaver Award which is the highest level for Scout Leaders. He was a member of the Wythe Civic Association and an active Leader with “Sing Out”, Up with People. He sat on the Board of Directors for Greenbelt Consumers Corp. and was active in PTA at Wythe Elementary School. Leonard served in the choir for years at Langley Baptist church and later attend Hampton Baptist Church before moving to the Villages.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Lineberry, his children, Larry Lineberry (Elizabeth) of Sedona, AZ, Kathy Murphy (Clyde), Jacksonville, FL and Ann Cholewinski (Ronnie) The Villages, FL. Leonard is preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Denise Lineberry Walker, his parents, 1 brother and 3 sisters. There are 9 grandchildren: Sarah White, Stephanie Hamersley, Richmond, VA; Monica Fenimore, Macon, GA; Shannan Critzer, Jacksonville, FL; Erin Lysse, Kernersville, NC; Lindsay Aenchbacher, Jacksonville, FL; Trey Walker, Woodbridge, VA; Jonathan Walker, Vail, CO and Alex Lineberry, Ft. Walton Beach, FL. There are presently 21 Great Grandchildren and another one on the way. The loves of his life were his wife of 66 years, his family, golf and UNC basketball. His motto was: “I love to live and live to love!” The family would like to thank the many prayer warriors who supported them during Leonard’s short illness.
A Celebration of Life will be held at North Lake Presbyterian Church in Lady Lake, FL on Sat., April 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Operation Homebound, North Lake Presbyterian Church 975 Rolling Acres Road, Lady Lake, FL 32159.