David A. Linton


David A. Linton, 77, of Rotonda West, Florida, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Englewood Community Hospital after a short, but courageous, battle with lung cancer. He was surrounded by his family in his final days. Born in Greenfield, Indiana to Arthur and Dorothy Linton, Dave lived in Greenfield all of his life and graduated from Greenfield High School.

Dave worked at Eli Lilly and Company in Greenfield for 33 years, retiring as a systems analyst. He and his wife, Sharon, had many friends in Greenfield, and were active in the Lilly camping club, bowling leagues, and the Elks. He retired to Florida in 1994. Upon retirement, Dave enjoyed golfing, twice scoring a hole in one, and was active in the Sons of the American Legion, was a life member of the VFW and the Rotonda Elks. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Rotonda. He and his wife also enjoyed the company of a wide circle of Florida friends, both permanent, snowbird and friends visiting the sunshine state.

Dave is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon (Crider), daughter Debbie (Matt Egan) Linton of Rotonda West, FL, son Jeff (Dottie) Linton of Fullerton, CA, grandson Quin Patterson of San Antonio, TX, and granddaughters Jessica, Whitney, Rachel, and Caroline Linton, all of Fullerton, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Sheila, and his brother, Doug. Dave was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.

Dave’s family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Englewood Community Hospital for their excellent and compassionate care and advice.

Dave will be remembered in a Celebration of Life at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Dave’s name to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, or to a charity of choice.