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1932 Howard 2016

Howard “Jake” Lineberry

April 1, 1932 — October 29, 2016

Howard “Jake” Lineberry , 84 of Tipton died at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at I.U. Health Tipton Hospital. He was born in Elwood, Indiana on April 1, 1932 to Howard and Margaret Addison (Ewing) Lineberry. He married Doris Sink on February 4, 1951; she survives.

Jake had retired from Delco Radio in Kokomo. He was a former member of West Street Christian Church, and the American Legion, serving in the Air Force from 1951 to 1955. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and fishing in his spare time.

Surviving with his wife Doris are two children, Cathy Lineberry and Michael Lineberry of Tipton. Grandchildren include Aaron Smith, Taylor Lineberry and Hayley Lineberry, and three great-grandchildren, CamMarie Smith, A.J. Smith and Zane Rutledge.

Jake was preceded in death by a daughter, Christy Widmer, a grandson, Caleb Lineberry and siblings Robert Lineberry and Jackie Lineberry.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Young-Nichols Funeral Home. Rev. Linda McKiernan-Allen will preside at a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 4, at Fairview Cemetery with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 5635 West 96th Street, Suite 100 Indianapolis, Indiana, 46278 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33607.

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