Benny Franklin “Sankie” Linton, 71, of Burgess Creek, FL passed away Thursday, June 7, 2018 in Whigham, GA. He was born February 7, 1947 in Port St. Joe, FL where he lived most of his life.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. Sankie worked for 15 years at the Waste Water treatment plant and then retired from the Department of Corrections.

He never did meet a stranger and was happiest when he was making others happy. He loved his family dearly and was adored by all.

Mr. Linton was preceded in death by his father, Sears Roebuck Linton, and his sister, Linda Knight.

He will forever be cherished by his loving wife of 48 years, Linda D. Linton; two sons, Benny Frank Linton and his wife, Joyelle, and Archie Ray Linton, Sr.; grandchildren, Jessie, Luke Lacey, Wyatt Kayleigh, and Archie, Jr.; great-grandchildren, Makon, Marley and Ellie; mother, Inez Benard; brothers, Johnny Linton and wife, Sonya, and Ricky Redd; sister, Robin Griffin and husband, Buford, and many nieces and nephews.

Immortalization by cremation. No services planned.