David Bell Linton
David Bell Linton, age 69, of Branson, Missouri, passed away at home August 3, 2020. He was born December 1, 1950, in Long Beach, California, the son of John and Pricilla (Carlson) Linton, who preceded him in death. David was joined in marriage July 5, 2014, to Susan Kay Thibeault. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.
David graduated from Long Beach State University and retired as an instructor for the Mazda Corporation. As a Life Member and supporter of the National Rifle Association, David believed in firearm safety and responsible ownership. He was a Diamond Member of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada. He enjoyed traveling, the arts, and watching the deer in his yard. David’s favorite actor was John Wayne and he saw every one of his movies. If you knew David, you knew he had three joys in life: his dog Sophie, ice cream, and his family. He was loved and will be missed by many.
David is survived by his loving wife of six years, Susan Thibeault-Linton of the home; his stepdaughter, Kayra Christianson and fiancé Michael Holloway of Branson, Missouri; a sister, Nancy Conn and husband Lloyd of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; a brother, Pete Linton and wife Cathy of Arizona; two nieces: Keri Mullen of Antioch, California, and Eileen Scovill of Nebraska; and a nephew, Leland Conn of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A family gathering will be held at a later time. Memorial/tribute contributions in memory of David may be made to the National Rifle Association by clicking the Tribute tab at: www.nrafoundation.org/donate/.
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