The Obit For Henry Lineberger

Henry V. Lineberger Jr.

Published in The News & Observer on December 3, 2009

Henry Vernon Lineberger, Jr., 82, of Mooresville, passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born on January 7, 1927 in Iredell County, to the late Henry and Christine Dellinger Lineberger. He was a veteran serving in the US Army Air Corps.

Henry was a graduate of Catawba College, where he excelled at baseball and continued after college playing in the NC State Baseball League with the Mooresville Moors.

After baseball Henry began his career in the food business with Thomas Howard Company later becoming a partner in the J.A. Richardson Company retiring in 1985. He was a member of Berea Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Adult Men III Sunday School Class.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jean Boring Lineberger; sons, Henry Vernon Lineberger III and wife, Nancy of Charlotte, Edward Lineberger of Apex; brothers, Bobby Lineberger and wife, Patty; sisters, Joy Gabriel and husband, Leon, Betty Ann Horton and husband, Jimmy, Patsy McCall; grandchildren, Ryan Elizabeth and husband, Bryan, Zachary, Todd, Anna; and great granddaughter, Callie.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 4 at Berea Baptist Church with Rev. Dan Freeman officiating.

The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service, where cake and ice cream will be served.

Memorials may be made to the Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the Lineberger family.