Linder was born on July 4, 1949 in Malone, Texas to Wallace and Martha (Bailey) Flemons. He enjoyed playing dominoes and bingo. Most of all, he loved being with his family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, brother and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martha and Wallace Flemons, and two sisters, Genelle Green and Jackie Sue Brisco.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Flemons of Paducah; daughter Margaret Mason and husband, Vaughn; son Jerome Flemons and wife, Amanda; brother Jimmy Dean Flemons and wife, Jackie of Fort Worth; sister Dorothy Flemons of Paducah; sister Martha Ann Simmons and husband, Jamie of Tucson, AZ; brother Willie Mack Flemons and wife, Jewel of Tucson, AZ; sister Betty Lou Flemons of Paducah; six grandchildren Madison Flemons, Brianne Mason, Cierra Flemons, Aliayah Flemons, Faith Flemons and Vaughn Mason, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 12 PM on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in the First United Methodist Church of Paducah with Rev. Bobby Evans officiating. Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.