William “Linwood” Northern, 67, originally of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away unexpectedly on May 12, 2022 in Snow Creek, VA.
Linwood is predeceased by his parents, Herbert Daniel Northern, Sr and Hildegarde Coates Northern. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 36 years, Nancy Mitchell Northern, his children Duke Dodson and wife Jessica, and their sons Tripp and Tucker, Ann Northern Jones and husband Adam and their son Liam, brothers Herbert Daniel Northern Jr and wife Debbie, and Bobby Northern and wife Donna, his brothers-in-law Jimmy Mitchell and wife Dale, and Roy Mitchell and wife Catina, along with many special nieces, nephews, coworkers, and dear friends.
Linwood was born October 28, 1954 in Fredericksburg, VA. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1977. He then settled in Roanoke, VA for many years. He later moved to Lexington, KY, where he retired from Davis H. Elliot Company in 2021 after almost 30 years of service.
Linwood was a hero to his family. He had a selfless devotion to others, and his witty humor will be missed tremendously. He was an aficionado of cigars and Virginia Tech Football. His happy places were smoking ribs, eating seafood and playing golf with his brothers at the beach.
His family will hold an intimate celebration of life by the ocean in California, near the home of his daughter, Ann.