Rev. Ronald C. "RC" Linville, 85, a resident of Eclectic, AL (formerly of Tallassee, AL and Opelika, AL) passed away May 12, 2022.
He was born June 15, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN to William “Bill” and Berneice Boone Linville. He graduated from St. Paul High School, St. Paul, IN and DeVry Institute of Technology in Electronics. He received a Bachelor of Theology from Indiana Bible College in 1989. He and his wife worked in the ministry in Orlando, FL; Kissimmee, FL; Lafayette, IN and Opelika, AL. He had served as an ordained minister with United Pentecostal Church, International and served as Section 4 Presbyter for several years. He was the founding pastor of Gateway Pentecostal Sanctuary in Opelika, AL. After moving to Tallassee, he enjoyed teaching Sunday School at First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Madonna Linville; children, Mary May, Verlyndia Peters (Mark) and Brad Linville (Sherry); grandchildren, Doris Jean Cole (Lawson), Jonathan Headlee (Starcee), Shawn Headlee (Larra); Angela Volsic (Eric), Ryan Kelly (Melia), Ashley Cain (Andy), Alysia Brandenberger (Ben), Andrew Peters (Nicole), Stuart Linville (Brittany Davis), Hannah Linville and Trent Griffith (Hallie); great-grandchildren, Dixie Cole, Emerald Cole and Gabby Cole, Brooklyn Headlee, ShaLa Headlee, Shawn Headlee Jr., Maddie Volsic, Stefan Volsic, Sierre Inskeep, Jared Inskeep, Maelynn, Leilan and Rhys Kelly, Matthew, Hunter, Luke and Ethan Brandenberger, Eli and Cooper Peters, Elijah and Mariah Cain, Adelyn Griffith and Grayson Griffith; and brother, Dale Linville (Deb) of Kentland, IN.
Visitation will begin at 10 am with funeral service to follow at 12 noon at Linville Memorial Funeral Home on Friday, May 20, 2022. Rev. Ronald S. Linville, Rev. Larry McEndarfer, Jr. and Bishop Roger Lewis will be officiating. Pall bearers will be Shawn Headlee, Stuart Linville, Trent Griffith, Charlie Turner, Terry Futral and Gabriel Futral. Honorary pall bearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class from First United Methodist Church. A committal service will follow in Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Clint McBroom officiating.
His hobby was bird hunting in younger years, then electronics became his passion and life work. He worked on many Hammond church organs. This sparked him to open Clear Sound Speaker Service in Opelika, AL which he owned and operated for several years. It is interesting to remember that he reconed speakers, repaired televisions and small radios and installed mounted cell phones in automobiles and buses before all these technologies were replaced. After retiring from his ministry and electronics, his family remembers him as a faithful husband, loving father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all, especially his Linville Memorial family.
Online condolences at www.linvillememorial.com.
Linville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory