Norris Hilton “Sonny” Linton Jr.


Mr. Norris Hilton “Sonny” Linton Jr., 61, of Parksley, passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, at his home. Born Dec. 2, 1958, in Nassawadox, he was the eldest son of the late Norris Hilton Linton Sr. and Margaret Jean “Peggy” Linton.

Following graduation from Parksley High School, Sonny worked as the warehouse manager at M&M Beverage in Nelsonia, which was owned by his relatives, Langston and Annie Laura Mason. Once M&M became Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, Sonny began working alongside his brother, Jamie, as his right-hand man at Advantage Lawn Care and Landscaping, where he remained over the last 25 years. Sonny was especially close to his late mother, Peggy, with whom he shared a special bond. His life revolved around family, both at work and at home, and nothing gave him more joy than being there for those he loved.

Sonny is survived by his brothers, Joseph Isaac Linton, of Keller, and Jamie Lee Linton and his daughter, Leighann, both of Fox Grove; aunt, Sue Linton Newhart, of Ohio; and several cousins and extended family members.

Funeral services were conducted from the chapel of the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, with George Fulk officiating. Interment was held in the Parksley Cemetery.

Contributions in Sonny’s memory may be made to Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 132, Bloxom, VA 23308.

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Arrangements were by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home.