, Port Arthur, Texas


May 22, 2013

John Jefferson Linn, Sr.

   John Jefferson “Jeff" Linn Sr. passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.  He was born in Port Arthur in 1938 to Edward and Jane Linn and was the second of 3 children. He attended St. James Elementary, Bishop Byrne High School and graduated in 1956 from Thomas Jefferson High School. After graduating in 1961 with a degree in History from St. Edwards University, in Austin, he returned to Port Arthur to work in his family automotive business, Linn Motor Company, of which he later became President. After his retirement from the car business in 1990, he moved his family to their home in Wildwood where he remained until his death.

   Jeff was a devoted husband and father. He was married to the love of his life, Mary Knouff Linn for over 40 years and took great pride in his three children and all of their accomplishments. He loved his 2 young granddaughters dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 siblings, and nephew and is survived by his wife Mary, of Wildwood, TX, his daughter, Scotia Linn Daugherty of Houston, sons John Linn of Houston, and Edward Linn of Austin, as well as his two granddaughters Scotia Linn and Charlotte Daugherty and several nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

   Visitation will occur at 5 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Farmer Funeral Home, 415 N 4th Street, in Silsbee with rosary at 6 pm. A funeral Mass will take place at St. Marks Catholic Church in Silsbee the following morning, at 10 am.

   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Texas Home Health Hospice, who provided loving care and comfort during his last six months of life or any Catholic charity.

   Pallbearers will be his sons, John Linn, Jr. and Edward Linn, his son-in-law Darren Daugherty, his cousins E. Linn Heartfield, M.D. and the Honorable Thad Heartfield, as well as his friend and in-law Bernie Brown of Port Arthur.  ************************

Farmer Funeral Home

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