Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA


Joseph George Linsler

May 1, 1927July 29, 2020

Joseph George Linsler, 93, of Stafford County passed away, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital surrounded by his daughters. He is preceded in death by his wife, Gloria E. Burton Linsler and sister Catherine A. Emminger-Litzenburger. He was born to the late Francis and Agnes Linsler on May 1, 1927 in Batavia, NY. He is survived by his daughters Sharon Goodchild and Darlene Pack, two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The service and funeral will be immediate family only on August 6, 2020 and he will be interred at the Quantico National Cemetery with the love of his life for nearly 60 years. A celebration of his life will be held at a future date. Arrangements are being made by Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service,186 Shelton Shop Road, Stafford, VA.

Joe grew up in western New York state where he attended Catholic schools and a one room school house. During his life he survived a variety of serious illnesses which caused him to be given last rites a least three times, but he was a survivor. As a result of his childhood illnesses, it took him three tries to enlist in the Navy. However, after he completed his military training, the war in the Pacific ended and he completed his service in Key West, Florida.

On his return to Washington, DC, Joe met his future wife, Gloria. After a long and happy marriage, he lost Gloria in 2009 and had missed her every day. Over his lifetime, Joe worked at a movie house, as a milkman, as an elevator operator, as a bicycle messenger, as a plasterer and was part of the Truman era White House Reconstruction. His last job was as a mailer at The Washington Post.

Joe loved baseball, golf, bowling, and his family. He would break out in song whenever the mood hit him. Joe retained his sense of humor to the end. He was an engaging personality who got along with everyone he met.

We say goodbye to a man whose life was full with few regrets on how he lived it. Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, he did it all. Thank you Joseph Linsler for everything.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association.


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Rich and Marilyn Goodchild

August 6, 2020

We loved Joe Linsler. He was a kind gentle man who was quick with a smile, a laugh and a good story. He is with Gloria now which is what he really wanted.

Ben and Raeann Litalien

August 5, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. It was always such a joy to see Mr. Linsler and hear his stories. We know heaven received another angel and he has been reunited with those that have gone on before him. Cherish all of the memories and look forward to seeing him again some day. Keep a smile on your face and God in your heart always. We love you, Ben & Raeann

Loretta Jackson

August 5, 2020

My condolences to the family and friends. Mr. Linsler was my neighbor, a very special neighbor. My mom and I will miss him dearly. He was always so pleasant and kind. I felt like he was my protector. I was very close to my grandfather who has long passed on and when I met Mr. Linsler I think I sort of claimed him as my grandfather replacement (though he never knew that) because he reminded me so much of my very protective grandfather. Mr. Linsler always looked out for my mom and I and if things didn't seem quite right, you could be sure he was coming to check. We used to spend time talking in his kitchen and there was always life lessons that I took away from them.

God Bless You, You will be missed! Loretta and Momma Everleaner

Bill Emminger

August 1, 2020

The passing of Uncle Joe leaves a huge gap on many lives. He had great stories, loved to sing, loved his family, loved his friends, always would light up a room when he came in. Joe, never had a bad word to say about anyone, just a kind , kind man to everyone he met.
Now is time he be with the one he missed mostly in this world, Gloria, I can see them now dancing together once again.
God Bless Uncle Joe, you made a tremendous impact on many, and was greatly loved.
Will be missed, but always in our memories.
Just a nephew--Bill