Raiden Dwayne Linkous, age 16, of Dublin, passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Born April 24, 1996 in Pulaski, he is the son of Michelle Dean Long and Douglas Dwayne Linkous.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bobby Dean. He was a student at Pulaski County High School.
He is survived by his mother, Michelle Dean Long, of Dublin; father, Douglas Dwayne Linkous and step-mother, Robin Linkous, of Dublin; brothers, Alvis Burton and Ashton Long; step-brother, Christian Shinn; step-sister, Abby Shinn; maternal grandmother, Glenna Joyce Dean, of Dublin; parternal grandfather, Doug Linkous, of Dublin; paternal grandmother, Barbara Cumbee, of Pilot, and uncles and aunts, Danny Dean, Barry Dean Brenda and Sue Damron, Ricky Linkous, Clint Linkous, Ronnie Byrd and Sarah Garmon, Cynthia Akers and Jill Linkous.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m., at Valley Harvest Ministries, Dublin, with Pastor Steve Willis and Pastor Randall Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. Visitation will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6-8 p.m., at Valley Harvest Ministries, Dublin.
The family suggests donation in Raiden’s memory be sent to Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, www.nnpdf.org.
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.bowerfuneralhome.ccom.
Bower Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the family.