In Memory

Byron Linton - Class Of 1960

Byron Eugene Linton, 78, a former resident of Lebanon, Indiana who resided in Naples, Florida, passed away on November 14, 2020, surrounded by family.
He was born to parents Darwin Linton and Mariah "Betty" Gilbreath, on September 25, 1942 in Lebanon, Indiana. Byron graduated from Thorntown High School and received an Associates Degree from Indiana Business College. He lived the American Dream of opening his own business, formerly known as Linton Oil Company where he employed many close family members and friends.
He married Carolyn Jayne Dale, the love of his life in May of 1963, who survives him. Byron is also survived by his children Lisa Washburn, Jeff Linton (Tonya Linton), Christi Harden (Lawrence Harden), and Melissa Petit (Jason Petit), as well as a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grandchildren include Jordan, JB, and Julia Washburn, Whitney Turner (Jake Turner), Morgan DeVol (Alex DeVol), Hayley Linton, Lauren Harden, and Easton and Raelyn Petit. Great grandchildren include Phoenix DeVol and Laurel Turner. Step grandchildren include Erik, Katie, Lizzie, and David Hart and Kira and Kaiden Petit. Step great-grandchildren include Corbin and Liam DeVol. Byron was predeceased by parents Darwin and "Betty" Linton, and brothers Carl and Bob Linton. Byron is also survived by brothers Lee and Harold Linton and sisters Darcella Branagin and Sharon McLaughlin.
Byron lived a full and happy life always putting the needs of others first. He was a devoted Christian and touched many people's lives over the years with his caring personality, sense of humor, love and outreach for his community and unconditional love for family and friends. Byron was an amazing athlete, well known for his basketball and baseball abilities. Additionally, he enjoyed golfing and was an avid fisherman. His extreme competitive nature would emerge through intense high school sporting events all the way down to a simple card game with friends.
Due to Covid, a memorial service will not be held. A personal family celebration was held in Naples, Florida