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Harold Reid Lineberger

November 5, 1933 ~ October 18, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Harold Lineberger Obituary

Harold Reid Lineberger passed away peacefully on October 18, 2023 with his family by his side. He was born to the late Graham Lewis Lineberger and Sarah Lewis Lineberger in their family home in Gaston County outside of Dallas, North Carolina on November 5, 1933. The third of seven children and with 55 cousins in the local area, Harold loved spending time with his large family on Sundays and at reunions. He married Patsy Jean Eaker of Cherryville, North Carolina on December 28, 1958 and they had two sons and a daughter.

 While earning his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Animal Husbandry at NC State University, Harold paused his education to serve as a Private First Class in the US Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. Following his Army service and the completion of his degree, Harold had a 30-year career with Rutherford Electric. 

Throughout each season of his life, Harold was a farmer. He learned to farm on his family’s land and continued to farm alongside his utility career, including starting Killdeer Farm in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, which he later sold to his brother Ervin. After his retirement from Rutherford Electric, Harold had a full, second career growing the family business into Lineberger’s Maple Springs Farm at the family homeplace in Dallas.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents, Graham and Sarah Lineberger; siblings Everette Lineberger, Margaret Troutman, Eleanor Flowers, and Ervin Lineberger; and son-in-law Kevin Hinch. He is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Patsy; brothers Paul (Retha) Lineberger and Dan (Theresa) Lineberger; sons Barry (Melody) Lineberger and Jeff (Karen) Lineberger; and daughter Lee-Ann Lineberger Hinch; as well as 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. 

Harold was a respected member of the community who believed in active caring for people in need. He was intelligent, humble, and hardworking. Harold’s life will be celebrated with a service at 3:00 pm Monday October 23rd at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in the Hardin Community near Dallas, North Carolina followed by burial at Saint Luke’s Lutheran Cemetery in Kings Mountain, NC. A visitation will precede the service at 2:00 pm at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is caring for Mr. Lineberger's family.

Service Address: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 531 Hardin Road, Dallas NC, 28034. 

Burial Address: St. Luke's Lutheran Cemetery, 416 St. Luke Church Rd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086.


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