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In Memory of
Johnny Odell Linville
April 29, 1947 - March 1, 2016

Wed, March 2, 2016 from 6-9pm
Richmond Callaham Funeral Home in Warfield, Kentucky

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 1pm
Richmond Callaham Funeral Home in Warfield Kentucky

Muncy Family Cemetery - Grayeagle, WV

Johnny Odell Linville
Born April 29, 1947
Passed March 1, 2016

The former mayor of the Mingo County town of Kermit passed away on Tuesday.
Johnny Linville, 68 years old, had been battling health problems the past few months.
Last year Linville resigned as mayor, however he remained on the city council for the town he loved and lived in for so many years.
Linville served as mayor for 17 years and also on the town council.
The Little League Field at East Kermit was named after Linville. He fought hard to raise funds to build the baseball field, which is located beside Kermit Pre K8 school.
Linville was also instrumental in getting the town a new water treatment plant.
For many years Linville operated a sign shop in Kermit.
He was also well-known for helping keep the town litter free and not only picked up trash himself, but also hired people to pick it up to help keep the town clean.
Dad absolutely loved his hometown of Kermit and was very proud to serve the community for so long, said his daughter Rhonda Gail (Linville) Muncy Dad was my best friend.
Its with sadness, to know he had to leave us, now and even when he had to step down as mayor for health reasons about a year ago, said Anna Mae Sartin Wellman, a longtime member of the Kermit Town Council. I have enjoyed serving as council member with him for many years. Because I got the chance to really know how much he loved serving the town of Kermit to achieve their needs. He has been missed during his recent sickness. I am asking for Gods blessings on his lovely family.
Linville is survived by his loving wife of 49 years Dorothy Spaulding Linville of Kermit.
Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home located at Warfield, Kentucky is in charge of the arrangements. The visitation will be tonight (Wednesday) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The funeral will be on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Warfield Chapel of the funeral home. Johnny Odell Linville 68, of Kermit, West Virginia went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2016. Born April 29, 1947 to the late Lenhart and Hazel Linville. Johnny was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Kermit United Baptist Church. He will always be remembered for his love and dedication to his community and town which was shown for his 19 years of service, 17 years of that serving as Mayor. He always took great pride in his home town and it was evident through all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Tony “Lyle” Linville and a niece, Teresa Linville Gerlich both from Texas.

Johnny is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Dorthy Spaulding Linville of Kermit, West Virginia and daughter, Rhonda Gail Linville Muncy, son in law, Gabe Muncy and Grandson, John Alex Muncy all of Greyeagle, West Virginia. He is also survived by brothers; Lenhart Jr. (Shirley) Linville, Otis (Phyllis) Linville both of Stepptown, West Virginia and Jimmy (Judy) Linville of Leander, Kentucky, sister; Goldie Linville (Scott) Adkins of Hamlin, West Virginia and Patty Linville Chapman of Greyeagle, West Virginia along with a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the Warfield Chapel of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home in Warfield, Kentucky on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 1:00pm with Freddie Messer officiating. Burial will follow at the Muncy Family Cemetery in Greyeagle, West Virginia. Friends may visit at the Warfield Chapel on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 6:00-9:00pm.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Richmond-Callaham Funeral Home, Inez, Kentucky.