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Obituaries » John Allen Lineberry

John Allen Lineberry, 86, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 11, 2021, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Gainesville. John was best known as Jack but also Pap, Grandpap and Popa Jack.

He was born Jan. 17, 1935, to the late Vernon and Isabella Lineberry, son Keith Roger.

Jack enjoyed a long career in the field of mechanics. He started as an auto mechanic, then moving into diesel mechanics and finished his career as a Double AA Mechanic for the Metro Rail System. Jack and Dottie enjoyed 24 years of retirement together, traveling extensively and spending winters at their Sanford, Florida, home. While in Florida Jack enjoyed riding their golf cart, riding his bike, playing cards, Dominos, Bunko (a favorite), cookouts, dances, listening to music jams and making morning coffee for his buddies. He was always ready to lend a hand and could fix anything that needed fixing. Most of all he enjoyed family time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as often as possible.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dottie; his daughter, Kathy Orr of Gainesville; his son, Jack Lineberry Jr. and wife Tracy of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Christine and husband Jim Raznoff, Vanis Orr Jr. and wife Amy, Jacob Orr and wife Kristi, Nickie Secrist, John Ebersole and fiancée Ursula Larrania, Katelyn and husband Michael Ribadulla, Travis Secrist and fiancée Nicole Pronzato, and Brittany Lineberry; seven great-grandchildren, Waylon Orr, Hunter Mullineaux, Avery Orr, Kolbi Orr, Hudsyn Orr, Henry Ribadulla and Brayden Oden; his brother, Robert Lineberry; his sisters, Isabella Geary and Barbara Burda, and multiple nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Ebersole.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 18, at Royston Funeral Home in Middleburg. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church in Middleburg. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Leesburg.

The family would like to give special thanks to Heart Matters HHC in Bristow and Heartland Hospice in Warrenton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.

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