Larry Finn Linkey

larry linkey

May 27, 1949 ~ August 20, 2023

Born in: Toledo, Ohio
Resided in: Mulberry Grove, Illinois

Larry Finn Linkey, 74, of Mulberry Grove, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Larry was born May 27, 1949, in Toledo, OH, the son of Louis and Rosa Linkey. He married Pauletta Yates, on February 6, 1987, in Paintsville, KY and had been married for over 36 years.

After graduating high school in Toledo, OH, Larry attended college before traveling around the states working for the carnival service. He then moved onto the coal mines in Kentucky, worked bridge construction, and did general carpentry work, among a variety of other jobs through the years. He was a hard worker and a devoted family man and friend. He was a whiz at mathematics, enjoyed fixing computers and setting up computer programs. Many people said he was a ‘jack of all trades.’

Larry decided to make his home in Illinois and has lived here for over 30 years. He enjoyed chatting and making friends with people all around the globe, via the internet. He had a contagious laugh, was a lovable person, and always had a fun time. He will be dearly missed by his family and those who knew him best.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Nathaniel Linkey, and a brother, Louis ‘Peanut’ Linkey.

Surviving, Larry, are his wife, Pauletta Linkey of Mulberry Grove, IL; his son, David Linkey of Toledo, OH; daughters, Jenny (Donnie Van Hoose) of Mulberry Grove, IL, Sabrina Zbinden of Mulberry Grove, IL, and Mercedes (Rodolfo) Cruz Snellville, GA; grandchildren, Laura, Andrew, Brian, Colin, Joseph, Summer, Zach, Isaiah, and Angel; siblings, Gloria (Kenny) Groch of Florida, Mary Ann (Chester) Woods of Arizona, and Bobby (Sharon) Linkey of Ohio.

No services will be held at this time.

In lieu of flowers, plants, and other gifts, the family asks that contributions please be given to their choice of donation.

Memorial contributions may be mailed to the Greenville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 400 E. Hillview Ave, Greenville, IL 62246.

The family has entrusted Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville with the ceremonies.

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Larry Finn Linkey 's name.

Greenville Nursing & Rehab

400 E. Hillview Drive
Greenville, IL

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