Jerry Ray Linton, 76, of Alma passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at a local hospital. He was a retired salesman for Sale Mark Foods, a member of Concord Baptist Church and U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was born July 20, 1941, in Dyess, Ark., to the late George and Lela (Strickland) Linton and also preceded in death by two brothers, Norman and Bill Linton.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Linton of the home; one son, Kevin Linton and wife Kelley of Van Buren; three sisters, Alene Martin of Van Buren, Florene Ussery of Rochelle, Ill., and Georgia Johnson of Denton, Texas; one brother, Paul Linton and wife Shirley of Van Buren; five grandchildren, Kayse Machan, Faith Linton, Kaylor Machan, Gunner Linton and Kami Jo Machan.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Concord Baptist Church with interment at Forest Park Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements are by Ocker Funeral Home of Alma.

Pallbearers will be Randy Arnold, Rickey Morse, Mac Woody, David Linton, John Hall and David Peevy.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Stubbendeck, Wilfred Arnold, Robert Wilson, Johnny Wilkerson, Jim Leasure, Fred Peters, Les Pippin, Jimmy Don Smith, Allen Kaylor and John Chenoweth.

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