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OBITUARY: Herbert Sidney Linton

CHURCHTON, Md. — Herbert Sidney (Sid) Linton died March 10, 2023 in Churchton, Maryland.

He was born on March 11, 1941 in Miccosukee, Florida, and was raised in Rockingham, North Carolina.

He was a 1959 graduate of Rockingham High School and a 1963 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

He was preceded in death by a son, John David Linton of Raleigh; his parents, Sidney and Clarissa Linton of Rockingham; and a brother, John Thomas Linton of High Point.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Isabella Isom Linton; a daughter and son-in-law, Clarissa and Andrew Harris, as well as two grandchildren, Zachary and Annette Harris, of Bethesda, Maryland.

A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Sid relished spending time with his family. He also enjoyed several hobbies, including restoring antique radios and record players, collecting train memorabilia, and selling replica postcards. He reveled in connecting with his fellow enthusiasts, sharing stories and making lifelong friendships among those who shared his passions.


Above all, he had the deepest of connections to his communities in Wakula, Florida, and Zion in Rockingham, loving to visit cherished family, friends, and places. Sid had a long career in public policy, including leading constituent services for Georgia Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor and directing communications for The Sandhills Center in West End.

Sid will be interred March 25 at 11 a.m. alongside his parents and son in the cemetery of Zion United Methodist Church in Rockingham.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers any donations be made in Sid’s honor to the Zion United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 128 Zion Church Road, Rockingham, NC 28379.
Online condolences may be made at watson-kingfuneralhome.com. Watson-King Funeral Home in Rockingham is serving the Linton family.