Ralph S. Linton

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014



Ralph S. Linton

Feb. 17, 2014

Ralph Sherwood Linton, age 67, a resident of the Terra Ceia Community of Pantego, died Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Vidant Pungo Hospital.

A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington, officiated by Billy Ray Askew. Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery of Washington. James Thomas Linton, Bradford Linton, Joseph Boyd, John Bryant, Charlie Brooks and Jerry Phelps will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and other times at the home.

Mr. Linton was born in Beaufort County, son of the late Oscar Rudolph Linton and the late Ruth Tetterton Linton. He was a graduate of Maury High School in Norfolk, VA.  Working with the Norfolk Police Department, he advanced to detective before working as a loss prevention consultant for Learner Corp in New York and J.C. Penny in Norfolk. After moving to Beaufort County, he was owner of Linton’s Appliance Parts and Mobile Home Supply in Pantego. His final career was as a rural mail carrier with the Pantego and Washington Post Offices. In August of 1981, he married the former Diane Lynn Warfield who survives.

Surviving along with Ralph’s wife Diane of the home are two daughters: Tiffany Linton Boyd and her husband Joseph of Pantego and Debra Linton Bryant and husband John of Chesapeake, Va.; one sister, Ravanda Fitchett and husband Phillip of Kinston; two brothers, Bradford Linton and wife Linda of Cross Junction, Va., and James Thomas Linton and wife Robin of Virginia Beach, Va.; and six grandchildren, Jacob “Little Bubba” Boyd, Bailee “Shortcake” Linton, Chelsie Marie Boyd, Justin Phillip Bryant, Caitlyn Marie Bryant and Brandon Alexander Bryant.

Flowers are welcome and appreciated or memorials may be made to N.C. Fraternal Order of Police, 1500 Walnut St., Cary, NC 27511-5927 or N.C. Sheriffs’ Association, P.O. Box 20049, Raleigh, NC 27619.

Mr. Linton’s video tribute may be viewed and condolences may be offered by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Linton family.