Louis Ogden Lineberger Jr.

September 29, 1920July 14, 2013
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Charlotte – Mr. Lineberger passed away July 14, 2013. He was born September 29, 1920 in Charlotte to the late Ogden and Jessie Talley Lineberger.

Mr. Lineberger was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1938. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and served in the United States Air Force during World War II, where he was a radio operator for the B-17 Bomber. Mr. Lineberger was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. He retired from Procter & Gamble after 27 years of service. He was a charter member of Providence United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Charlotte Tennis Club, where they dedicated a court to him, “Papa Bear”, of the Bad News Bears.

Mr. Lineberger was a true southern gentleman. He spent the last 17 years of his life on the family farm caring for horses and helping with outdoor projects. He loved God and his family, music, dancing, nature and animals, and the sport of tennis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Grice Lineberger; grandson, Khan Lineberger; and sister, Barbara Lineberger Winchester.

Mr. Lineberger is survived by his daughters, Jan Lineberger Young, Lynda Lineberger Andrews and husband Greg, and Meridee Lineberger Floyd and fiancé Jim Worley; grandchildren, Melissa McDougall, Matt Floyd, Rob Floyd, Karen Lineberger, Jennifer Young and Jamie Young; great-grandson, Kody Lineberger; and great-granddaughter, Sloane Young.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 20th at Harry and Bryant, 500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Sharon Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Height Dr., Shelby, NC 28150.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2013

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July 21, 2013

Louis was a great friend and mentor to me for many years at the Charlotte Indoor Tennis club. He was my doubles partner and we were a pretty darn good team! I treasure my memories of our travels together to Pinehurst and Asheville and Mobile, Alabama for tennis tournaments. We were roommates on these trips and I always enjoyed his stories of his days at Carolina and his flights in WWII. He also reminisced frequently about his wonderful wife "Miss Betty".
The tennis gang made many visits to Waco to visit after his move to the farm. He and "Wishbone" were our hosts as we rode or walked all over the grounds and pastures. He was so proud of his family and his new home. He loved feeling needed by his daughters and his wonderful grandchildren. I remember all of us having a hearty laugh when it was suggested that he put a tv antenna on the chicken coop. We teased him because it was as big and roomy and clean as most of our starter homes! After each tour of the barn and the grounds we would go out to lunch together for BBQ, Chinese or home cookin' at some spot in Cherryville. We always came to take him to lunch but more often than not he took us to lunch. He was always so generous with everyone had beautiful manners and was just an elegant, gentile and kind soul. I will try for the rest of my days to live them by the lessons he has given. I truly share your loss of the wonderful man. May each of your cherished memories help fill the void of his passing.
Most Sincerely, Phil Tappy

Rosemarie Franklin

July 19, 2013

Dee, Jan, and Lynda,
I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad but feel as if I know him through the stories shared with my family through his grandson, Rob. I know he was loved, admired, and respected...what a wonderful role model he must have been. As long as these beautiful memories are shared, stories told with laughter and sometimes tears, "grandpop's" spirit will live on. Thoughts and prayers are with you all

Fred Dula

July 18, 2013

Some of my most memorable good times at
The Dilworth Tennis Group included Louis. What a gentleman and a very special man. I will never forget him.

July 17, 2013

It has been so long since I have seen any of you and I miss you I will try to come to Charlotte on Saturday. Linda Glenn Jones

Megan Franklin

July 17, 2013

I feel so incredibly blessed just to have had the chance to meet this amazing man. To Dee, Jan and are 3 of the strongest women I have ever met and I know a lot of that is because of your father. I am the lucky girlfriend of his grandson, Rob, who I know is and will continue to be like his Grandpop, loving, hard-working and touching the lives of everyone around him. I'll never forget going to the tennis courts and watching as his friends told funny stories about him while he sat and smiled, and then a tennis court was even opened in his name. Pepper was one lucky dog to have such a loyal owner who loved him like a child. He even got to pick what they watched on tv :-) I only knew 'Grandpop' for a short while but I do know he was an incredible person who lived a long, amazing life and achieved so much. He is an idol to many and will be missed so much.

Wanda Many

July 16, 2013

I thought of you often while your father was in Hospice. You and your sisters gave him such loving care over the years he lived on the farm and I hope you can find comfort in your memories.

Teresa Braaten-Wyckoff

July 16, 2013

Jan, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My love and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Kim McNeely

July 16, 2013

Jan, Karen and Kody:
We were so sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as well as the whole family. What a fabulous reunion he is having with everyone in heaven.
Love to you all,
The McNeely's

Ellen LaBarge

July 16, 2013

Jan, I was so sorry to hear about your father's passing. You have my very deepest sympathy. Praying for you and your family, Love, Ellen

Cindy Winchester

July 16, 2013

I love you all and look forward to being with you on Saturday to honor our very special 'Unc'!