Samuel P. Lineberger ’48

Samuel P. Lineberger ’48 died September 19 in Gastonia, N.C. He was a native of Gaston County, and was the son of the late Clarence Pinkney “Pink” and Florence Gertrude Kennett Lineberger. He was a graduate of Davidson College of 1948 and fulfilled his lifelong dream with great success of following his uncle Andrew Gullick as a cotton broker. He started the Sam P. Lineberger Cotton Co., Inc. where he worked for over forty years until his retirement. He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Belmont, former member of the Belmont Rotary Club, past president of the Cotton Association, the Men’s Golf Association, and the Eagles’ Club of Gastonia. He is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Clenda Lewis Lineberger, 3008 Imperial Dr., Gastonia, N.C. 28052; his son Jeffrey Z. Lineberger (Lynn); his daughter Terry L. Wendt (Robbie); and three grandchildren, Erica Lineberger, Chris Wendt, and Daniel Griffin. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Sue Lineberger Howe Stell, Sarah Lineberger Smith, Harriet Ruth L. Harris, and Betty Jane Lineberger Warren; a brother-in-law, J. Reid Lewis; and best friends, Andy Gullick ’49 and Joe Brown.