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July 29, 1995
Kingsport -- Riley L. Linkous, 66 of 155 Woodmont Avenue, Kingsport, died early Saturday (July 29, 1995) at Prince William County Hospital and Medical Center, Manassas, VA.
He was a lifelong resident of Sullivan County (Kingsport) and a graduate of Lynn View High School. He was of the Baptist faith. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953 and was a lifetime member of the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W.
He previously worked for Holliston Mill, Phipps Bend, and Holdston Defense. He was retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Onzie and Cornie Combs Linkous King; one sister, Dorothy Mitchell; three brothers, and one half-brother.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Frances Johnson Kieso, Kingsport; one daughter, Ms. Desiree Linkous, Towson, MD; one son, John R. Linkous, Haymarket, VA; one step-grandaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Kinley, Kingsport and Mrs. June Wagner, Bowie, MD; one half-sister, Mrs. Larkin (Ella Maude) Manis, Surgoinsville; one stepsister, Mrs. Willard (Betty) Fleenor, Mount Carmel; three half-brothers, Larry King, Brazil, Ind., Willard Linkous, Daytona Beach, Fla. and Lawrence Linkous, Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday a Carter-Trent Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mike Stout officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by th Charles DeWill Byrd Post No. 3382 of the V.F.W.
Pallbearers will be the V.F.W. Color Guard.
may be made to Korean Memorial Fund, Washington, D.C. or to the charity
of the donors choice.