Paul Linton, 86, of Farmer City passed away at 7:24 p.m. Friday (Nov. 11, 2016), at Heritage Health, Bloomington.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City, with Tony Billingsley officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City, with military rites accorded. Visitation will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McLean Christian Church, McLean.
Paul was born Dec. 21, 1929, in Decatur, a son of Chester P. and Eva C. Thompson Linton. He married Marie Tarter on May 27, 1951, in Farmer City. She passed away on June 5, 1993.
He is survived by his children, Paula (Dennis) Hannah, Bellflower; Jean (Mike) Billington, McLean; and Scott (Brenda) Linton, Danvers; five grandchildren, Wade Hannah, Ryan (Ashley) Billington, Josh (Jessica) Billington, Josh (Cindy) Linton and Jessica (Ryan) Hartzold; seven great-grandsons; seven great-granddaughters; sister, Mary (Don) Mitten, Galva; and brother-in-law, Roger (Carolyn) Tarter, Cleburne, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Tim Hannah; and sister, Pauline Milburn.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. He was a member of McLean Christian Church.
Paul was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, and will be missed by all.