Donald Eugene Linson was born in Oregon County, Missouri, the son of James F. Linson and Elsie A. Grooms Linson on May 3, 1939, and departed this life on March 26, 2020 at Shady Oaks Healthcare Center in Thayer Missouri, at the age of 80 years.
He was united in marriage to Loretta Ann Slover on November 5, 1960 in Thayer, Missouri, who preceded him in death on October 24, 2008.
Donald is survived by two daughters, Sheila Linson of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Robin Linson of Thayer, Missouri; one son, Kelly Linson and wife, Angie of Streator, Illinois; one sister, Janice Collins; four brothers, Frank Linson, Carl Linson and wife, Joan, Lonnie Linson and wife, Martha, and Kenneth Linson and wife, Mabel; four grandchildren, Bethaney Zmia and husband, Ryan, Taylor Linson, Ashton Linson and Hannah Linson; six great grandchildren, Sophie Linson, Skylar Linson, Killian Linson, Dax Linson, Rylynn Zmia, and Beau, Zmia; many nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta Linson; and one infant daughter, Terry Linson.
Donald attended high school in Koshkonong and graduated as valedictorian of his class.
He was a member Koshkonong Free Will Baptist Church in Koshkonong, Missouri.
Donald worked for over thirty years in glass manufacturing in Streator, Illinois.
He was a life-long St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, even when he lived in Illinois.
Donald loved his family, especially his grandchildren He will truly be missed by his family and all that knew him.
Graveside services for Donald Eugene Linson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Walker Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer.
Burial will be in Walker Cemetery in Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc, in Thayer.