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(Feb 28, 2013)

FRANK LINVILLE, JR., of Milton, formerly of Charleston was tragically taken from us on the morning of February 25, 2013, in a house fire. Oh, how we grieve his passing. Frank was a Christian man. He was a 45 year member of the Oakwood Road Church of Christ, Charleston. Honesty, integrity, truthfulness, humility, love - all these things describe the way Frank lived his life. All who knew him, whether in his business or personal life, would agree that Frank was a one of a kind man. He had the purest of pure hearts. He now takes his place with the heavenly Father. Frank was born on May 14, 1937, in Gordon, W.Va., to the late Ester (White) Linville and Benjamin Franklin Linville. He graduated from Van High School in 1955. In 1962 Frank joined the WV Department of Natural Resources. In 1958 Frank joined the Air National Guard. In 1961 he wed Nancy Carolyn Chaffin and they began their life together. At the age of 44 Frank completed his business degree from WV State College. He retired from the WV Department of Natural Resources in 1989 with 25 years of service. In 1990 Frank joined his two sons in their business, Tri-State Business Machines of Williamson, WV. Also in 1990 they opened American Business Machines of Barboursville, WV. In 1992 the three created Linville Enterprises, a company involved in the construction and acquisition of rental property. In 2004 the company bought Meadowland Golf Club of Winfield, WV. In 2011 the company bought Riverview Apartments in Winfield, WV. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his brothers Rex Linville, Maxwell Linville, and Norman Linville and by his sister Vera Carte. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Nancy Carolyn Linville, son Charles Steve Linville and wife Carla of Milton, son David Allen Linville of Milton, grandsons Daniel Stephen Linville and Joshua David Linville, granddaughters Ashley Nicole Linville, Chelsey Rae Short and her husband Eli, and Carlie Beth Linville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, in-laws, and friends. The void left in our hearts will never pass. Dad, we loved you so much. Visitation will be Thursday February 28, 2013, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Wallace Funeral Home, Milton. Inurnment will be in Forest Memorial Park, Milton. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 139, Milton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.timeformemory.com/wallace. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cabell Midland High School Linville Family Fund, 2300 US Rt. 60, Ona, WV 25545.

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