Linda Barbee Wilhite, 76, peacefully passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be held from 2:00pm until 4:00pm, Sunday, August 28, 2022 at Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 6623 S IH 35, Waco, TX 76706. Funeral services will be at 9:30am, Monday, August 29, 2022 at Waco Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel with burial to follow at Waco Memorial Park. The family asks all who attend to please wear bright colors in memory of Linda.
She was born August 31, 1945, in Anadarko, Oklahoma to Alfred and Virginia McDonald Barbee. Linda grew up in New Mexico and Plainview, Texas and graduated from Plainview High School in 1966. After high school, she spent a short time in Colorado and Pennsylvania before making Waco her home. In Waco, Linda worked at Purvice Bearing, where she made dominos, and at Reed’s Florist and Blanton’s Flowers, where she specialized in beautiful floral arrangements, for several years before going to work at L3 as an electrician. She retired from L3 in 2012, after 28 years.
Linda married Darrell in 1979, and they were happily married for 43 years. She enjoyed dancing, playing pool, dirt track racing, and traveling. She loved her fur and feathered babies. Linda was involved in the Genealogy Club of Waco.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Wanda.
Linda is survived by her husband, Darrell; sons, Bob Kirksey and wife, Alicia, Allen Powell and wife, Mia, and Tony Wilhite; sisters, Sue Brown and Gaylona Yerger and husband, Glenn; grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley, and Michael; great-grandchildren, Kody, Kallie, and Chanler; and her race family, fur babies, and feathered babies.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Compassus Hospice Care for their compassionate and phenomenal care they provided to Linda.
My Dearest Love,
You showed me more love than I ever knew existed. Your beautiful soul fills my heart with a light that will never dim. I look forward to our reunion in heaven, only until then will my heart be full again. Until we meet once more, watch over me my darling and guide me down the right path like you have the past 43 years until our hearts are together again. Love you, my Sweetheart.
Your forever love,