Feb. 8, 1933~Feb. 22, 2017 James A. (Jim) Linney, 84, of Whitehouse, passed away peacefully with his loving wife at his side on Wednesday February, 22, 2017 at The Hospice of East Texas after a brave battle with cancer. James was born February 8, 1933, in Houston to the late James Alton Linney Sr. and Helen Ruth Bigler Linney. His favorite passions were volunteering over the last 20 years for Habitat for Humanity, The Hospice of East Texas, Meals on Wheels, St. Paul's Children's Foundation and Marvin Menders. Prior to his volunteering activities he worked with his sister Alta Lee in the drapery business. James and his wife Cathy were members of Marvin United Methodist Church in Tyler. James is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Billie "Cathy" Catherine Linney; sons, David Linney and wife, Debbie of Beaumont, Michael Linney and wife, Anna of Castle Rock, Colorado, Greg Linney and wife, Jackie of Houston, and Timothy Linney of Houston, Sean Hester and wife, Andrea of College Station; daughters, Beth Henry and husband Dan of Waco, Karla Cochran of Irvine, California; grandchildren, Susan, David, Kylan, Austin, Kylee, Derek, Josh, Megan, Michael, Alex, Travis, Sarah, Caleb, Travis, Connor Samuel, Kersten and Jonathan; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Alta Lee Fontana and son, Phillip Andrew Linney. There will be a Memorial Service for family and friends to celebrate the life of Jim on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Marvin United Methodist Church, 300 W. Erwin St., Tyler, 75702. Memorial contributions may be made to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701 or Marvin UMC Missions, 300 W. Erwin St., Tyler, 75702.
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