Childress, Linda

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Funeral services for Linda Childress, age 70, of Troup, are scheduled for 2 o’clock in the afternoon Monday, February 15, 2016 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Rev. Dale Taylor and Jason Taylor officiating. She will be laid to rest at Concord Cemetery, Troup, Texas.

Mrs. Childress passed away Friday, February 12, 2016 at her residence in Troup.

She was born December 11, 1945 in Jacksonville to Doyle and Mildred (Harris) Musick.

Linda Childress was a member of First Baptist Church in Mixon and she worked in tax preparation.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Marlin Musick; stepmother, Vera Musick; and sister-in-law, Jean Cox.

Survivors include her beloved husband of 52 years, Billy Childress; son, Kevin Childress and wife Beverly of Henderson; daughter, Kathy Beam of Bullard; brother-in-law and wife, Ronald and Glenda Childress of Troup; sister-in-law and husband, Donna and Phil Waldrup of New Summerfield; grandchildren, Kyla Childress, Kristin Beam, Kourtney Childress, Kolton Beam; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Michael Waggoner, Chance Waggoner, Russell Duvall, Eric Anderson, Kyle Childress and Kevin Curbo. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Musick, Ronald Childress, Phil Waldrup, Sam Clark, Ronald Starks and Charlie Rhodes.

Visitation will begin on Sunday, February 14, 2016 and friends are cordially invited to visit with the family from 4 to 6 o’clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.

Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, TX 75701, or Concord Cemetery Association P.O. Box 133, Troup, Texas 75789.

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