Presley “Roger” Linville, age 71 years, a resident of Marion and a former resident of Vienna, passed away Saturday morning, April 21, 2018, at 11:04 AM at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
Roger was born June 22, 1946 in Belknap, Illinois.
On July 2, 1985, Roger was united in marriage to Myra Lew Clifton.
In addition to his former wife, Roger is survived by: a son – Joseph R. (Deandra) Linville of Ozark; 2 sisters – Carla (Terry) Trovillion of Vienna and Donna (Marty) Austin of Marion; a nephew – Patrick (Amy) Trovillion; 3 great nephews – Landon Wyatt, Parker Trovillion, and Nolan Trovillion; and a great niece – Hallie Trovillion.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents – Donald “Bud” and Faye (Morse) Mescher.
Roger was a 1965 graduate of Vienna High School. Following his graduation, Roger worked for Transcraft, Inc. in Anna prior to joining the U.S. Navy in November 1965. He served honorably and was discharged from military service on October 1, 1969.
Roger worked for a number of years as a switchman and later as a conductor on the Burlington-Northern Railroad in Aurora, Illinois.
Roger was of the Methodist faith. He was an avid outdoorsman. Roger enjoyed fishing and hunting. He and his son Joe would often go fishing for catfish together. Roger also had enjoyed spending time squirrel hunting and coon hunting. He also was an avid collector of Coca-Cola memorabilia.
Visitation will be conducted Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 11 AM – 1 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. A Graveside Service will follow at 1:30 PM at the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Pastor Gary Simmons will officiate. Military graveside rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Regional Office, 2141 West White Oaks Drive, Suite A, Springfield, IL 62704 www.heart.org or to the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery Fund, c/o Chesley Williams, treasurer, P.O. Box 714, Vienna, IL 62995.