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Mack Starks Linebaugh, Jr.
August 19, 1938 ~ February 22, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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The Cook-Webb Funeral Home of Guthrie is honored to have been called to serve the family of Mr. Mack Starks Linebaugh, Jr.
Mack Starks Linebaugh, Jr., age 84 of Guthrie, passed away peacefully on February 22, 2023.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Katherine Hawkins Linebaugh; children, Lynn Linebaugh Jones (Byron), Elizabeth Jane Groos (Erich) and Mack Linebaugh, III (Holly); grandchildren, Reed and Taylor Jones, Dylan and Savannah Groos, and Wren Linebaugh; his sister, Margaret Jane Arning and beloved nieces and nephews.
Mack was born on August 19, 1938 in Nashville, TN and was raised in Guthrie, KY, son of Mack Starks Linebaugh and Jane Beasley Linebaugh. He graduated from Clarksville High School and then went on to graduate with honors from Vanderbilt University.
After college, he spent two years in the Navy, stationed in Charleston, SC, before moving to Nashville. Charleston would remain a special place for Mack and Katherine throughout their lives, and they took their children and each of their grandchildren there over the years.
Mack spent 30 years in various positions at First American National Bank before joining the Bank of Nashville as president, chairman and CEO in 1992 where he served until his retirement.
Throughout his life Mack was involved with organizations that were dear to his heart. He spent time on the boards of the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency, the Tennessee Bankers Association, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Oasis Center, and Family and Children’s Services. He served as president of the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts of America, treasurer of the national office of the American Heart Association, and as chair of Leadership Nashville, Crimestoppers of Nashville, and the administrative board of West End United Methodist Church. He served as a trustee and chairman of the board at Martin Methodist College where he received an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters.
After retirement, Mack spent over two decades living with Katherine on their family farm on the Tennessee state line just outside of Guthrie, KY. When they weren’t traveling to far off locales like Russia, China, and the Galapagos Islands, Mack fixed up John Deere tractors, drove many a hayride for his grandchildren, and tended an extensive vegetable and flower garden. He grew a mean half acre of sweet corn that drew the whole family for picking, processing, and keeping the freezer stocked year-round. Mack served as treasurer of the Guthrie Senior Citizen Center. He treasured time with his friends at the American Cafe and the Guthrie Hardware Store. He drew strength from the love, support, and care of his friends and family.
A visitation with the Linebaugh family will be held on Friday, March 3, 2023 at the Cook-Webb Funeral Home from 5:00 until 7:00. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 4th at 1:00 at the Guthrie United Methodist Church. Following the service, the family will then receive friends at the Guthrie Senior Citizen's for a gathering in his honor. A private burial will be held at the Highland Cemetery.
The family expresses special thanks to Maria Gann for the special care she gave to Dad in his final weeks.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Madison Street UMC, 319 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040 or the Guthrie First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 427, Guthrie, KY 42234.