David Jon Linkous

Published 8:14 pm Monday, August 11, 2014

SUFFOLK — David Jon Linkous, 71, of Suffolk, passed away on Aug. 9, 2014, at the Sentara Obici Hospital of Suffolk, with his loving family by his side. He was born on Dec. 1, 1942, to the late John and Annette Linkous in Norfolk. David graduated from Ahoskie High School in 1961. He joined the Hampton Police Department and retired in 1977 as sergeant of the detective bureau, then becoming a building contractor and retiring in 2013. David enjoyed spending his spare time reading and woodworking.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Charlene Raven and a sister, Jo Linkous Brigham.

Left to cherish David’s memory is his wife Mary; two daughters, Robin Burkett and husband, Linwood Dale Jr., and Amy Hardy and husband, John, all of Suffolk; a son, Tom Linkous and wife, Kelly, of Fairfax; 10 grandchildren, Alex Matelski, Gary Jr., John (Heather), Matthew, Jenny and Janie Raven, Jessica, Jarrett and Lindze Burkett, and Ethan Hardy; and four great-grandchildren, Jaclyn, Regan, Vanessa and R.J.

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Visitation will be held Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, N.C.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Ahoskie Chapel, Ahoskie, N.C., with Pastor Thurman Hayes officiating with burial to follow at Highland Memorial Gardens.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Linkous family. Online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.