Gregory Odell Linville
Gregory Odell Linville
  • November 23, 1948 - June 29, 2017
  • Alexis, North Carolina

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"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up".Romans 15:2 This verse speaks volumes about Gregory "Greg" Odell Linville, 68, who went to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, June 29, 2017, at the Caromont Regional Medical Center. Greg was active and helpful in his church. Those who knew him only had positive things to say about him. Greg was a kind, humble, hardworking and caring man who would do anything for his family and friends. He loved taking care of his family and the neighborhood children. He provided a safe place for all who came into his presence. Described by his family, Greg was known as PePaw and was an awesome husband, father, grandfather and father in law. Serving his country proudly and honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, Greg was an Army Corpsman achieving the rank of SPC-5. He'll be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Greg was the son of the late Isreal Odell Linville and Rosalee Rhodes Linville. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Birdie Cooper and one brother, James Bert Linville.

Those left to cherish Greg's memories and carry on his legacy are his wife of 45 years, Patricia England Linville of the home; his daughter and son in law: Tosha and Scott Long of Rock Hill, South Carolina; seven grandchildren: Raven Best, Nathan Best and Bryson Long; Aniah Makinzi Bell, Jayla Johnson, Aaliyah Johnson and Donavon "DJ" Bell and their mother Wendy England; one sister: Patricia Phillips.

A Celebration of Life service will be held 3:00 PM Monday July 3, 2017 in the Chapel at Carothers Funeral Home, 412 South Main Street, Stanley, North Carolina 28164 with Reverend Ritchie Doss to deliver words of comfort to Greg's family and friends.

Active pallbearers are Scott Long, Aaron Best, Nathan Best, Allen England, Blaine Dills and Dwayne Pless.

Graveside and committal service with military honors accorded by the Gaston County Honor Guard will follow in the Cherry Garden at Hillcrest Gardens, 1508 Charles Raper Jonas Highway, Mount Holly, North Carolina 28120.

The family will receive friends 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. prior to the service at Carothers Funeral Home.

If you wish to make expressions of love and share fond memories, please visit Greg's guestbook at

Carothers Funeral Home of Stanley is honored to be serving the family of Greg Linville.