Walton T.


Walton T. "Grandy" Lineberger, 83, died on Monday, September 9, 2019 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. Born in Valdosta, to the late Tullie T. & Vallie Mae Johnson Lineberger, he had been a lifelong resident of the Valdosta area. Mr. Lineberger graduated from Valdosta High School in 1954 where he played football for Coach Wright Bazemore. Two days after graduation, he started working at the Owens Illinois/PCA Paper Mill in Clyattville where he was affectionately known as "Cheese" for 45 years until his retirement in 1999 as an Evaporator Operator in the Pulp Mill. While his sons were growing up he helped coach Boy's Club football and he continued his love for sports throughout his life, attending the games of grandchildren and other friends. On Friday nights, he could be heard yelling "Defense!" as he was an avid supporter of the Lowndes High School Viking Football program. He loved being outside, whether it was gardening, hunting and fishing earlier in life, or working in the yard and mowing grass as recently as two months ago. His favorite greeting was a tight hug or a handshake that could bring you to your knees. Mr. Lineberger was a devoted and active member of Lake Park Church of Christ.
Mr. Lineberger is survived by "His Platinum Blonde," the love of his life for 64 ½ years, Anne Snellgrove Lineberger, of Valdosta, GA; his children, Kirk and Janet Lineberger, of Valdosta, GA, Kerry Lineberger, of Perry, GA and Karen and Troy Black, of Lake Park, GA and; his grandchildren, Kaylee Martin, Matt Martin (Kayla), Tully Lineberger (Haley), Tal Lineberger, Hunter Lineberger, Luke Lineberger (Samantha) and Ben Lineberger. Also surviving are his "special girls," Lauren Sapp (Scotty), Lakyn Flanagan (Brett), Lannon Ramirez (Alan) and Alle Carter (Terry), & brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by a sister, Margie Dasher; a daughter in law, Angela Lineberger; and a grandson, Zachary Lineberger.
The family will receive friends at 2:30pm with Celebration of Life beginning at 4pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Lake Park Church of Christ with Mr. Marvin Greene and Mr. David Nelson officiating. Burial Service will follow at Dasher Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Christian School or the Youth Group of Lake Park Church of Christ. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.mclanecares.com.
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Crystal Rhoden
Sep 12, 2019
I am so very sorry about your loss, I was one of the many caregivers to "Grandy" at St. Vincents. It was truly an honor to care for him and to meet each and every sweet family member that came to see him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Billy @JoAnn Hardin from Orange Texas
Sep 11, 2019
Sorry for your loss God Bless You All
Ted Okolichany
Sep 11, 2019
Mr. Walt was definitely one of the good guys and a pillar of the faith. Prayers for Mrs. Ann and the family.
Marcia and Ken Collins
Sep 11, 2019
Miss Anne and your dear family,
We are so sad to hear of Mr. Walton's passing. He was one of the sweetest and kindest men we knew. I know you will miss his welcoming smile and hugs as we will. Mr. Walton is now with the other saints who have gone before him. We pray for all of you as you walk this path in the loss of Mr. Walton and pray that all the special memories will bring you comfort. May you find enduring comfort in God's comfort and love. Love to all of you.
Clair Fletcher
Sep 11, 2019
I’m sorry to hear that Walton passed. Thought a lot of him. Sorry that we won’t be able to attend funeral, as we’re out of town on vacation.
Wayne Baxter
Sep 11, 2019
Mr. Walt was one of the nicest and friendliest men I have ever met. I always enjoyed being around him; the world, for sure, is a better place because of him. His family that he leaves behind are wonderful folks too; I know they will miss him very much, just as I will. God bless the Lineberger family in this time of sorrow; however, rest assured that Mr. Walt is now in Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.
William Hamm(Chip)
Sep 10, 2019
Sad to hear of Walt passing. Walt and Miss Ann will always have a special place in my heart as they have taken the time with the youth group at Forrest Park and other endeavers involving the youth of wherever they were. I'll always remember the haunted house at Halloweens at the farm. You have left a very good impression on the youth and now you can accept your reward. Miss Ann and Kirk,Kerry, and Karen and families Walt led a good example for y'all to follow. Thank you all for being in my life.
jerry e davis
Sep 10, 2019
Kerry sorry for yours loss May God bless