Joseph T. “Joe” Linville, 73, of Nappanee, Ind., died at 8:18 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from natural causes.
He was born July 27, 1939, in Earl, Ark., to Garrett and Lizzie Linville. He moved to the Nappanee area as child from Arkansas. He worked as a carpenter and enjoyed fishing, hunting and listening to country gospel music.
Joe married Laverne Duncan on Oct. 15, 1957, in Nappanee.
He is survived by his wife: Laverne Linville, Nappanee; sons: Ron (Nancy) Linville and Dennis (Teresa) Linville, both of Nappanee; a daughter: Cindy (Joel) Sawyer, Syracuse, Ind.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers: Jack (Nancy) Linville, Florida; and Ray (Laney) Linville, Goshen, Ind.; and sisters: Faye Tyier and Anna Mae Ashby, both of Goshen, Ind.
He was preceded in death by brothers: C.L. and Bill Linville; and a sister: Janie Blackburn.
Friends may visit the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. The service will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Union Center Cemetery.