He was born in Montgomery County on April 5, 1942, to the late Otha E. and Maggie Hylton Linkous. He was preceded in death by his brother, Marshall; sisters Carolyn, Vivian, Vickie, and Jean; and an infant brother.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Connie Linkous; a girlfriend of 42 years, Donna Cox and her family; a special sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Jeff Nester; special friends Sam Jones and Brenda and Donald Dix; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at 11 a.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. T. Michael Bond officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon Jan. 23, at McCoy Funeral Home 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.