She was the daughter of Robert “Doug” D. and Augusta “Tate” O. (Tatum) Linkous. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William “Bill” D. Linkous.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Happy and Selena Ruben of Christiansburg; her grandsons, Dylan Britt of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Kendell Britt of Christiansburg; one great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Britt; a niece, Wendy Linkous Bertoli (Brett) of Lancaster, Penn.; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Judy was a graduate of Dublin High School and Radford University. She retired from the United States Army after 37 years of service. Judy was a member of the Hokie Club and a Virginia Tech football season ticket holder for 33 years.
She was a lifelong member of Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, a member of the Presbyterian Church Women, and the Pulaski County Women’s Republican Party. She volunteered with numerous organizations, including the Radford Food Bank and the Radford Clothing Bank. She also supported the NRV Women’s Resources Center and To Our House homeless services.
The family would like to thank English Meadows of Blacksburg and Kindred Hospice for their care. A special thank-you goes to Melinda Collins, Gary Graves, Bobby Bonds, and countless others at English Meadows-Blacksburg who oversaw her care throughout her residency.
The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at the Mullins Funeral Home in Radford. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m., with Pastor Allison Unroe officiating. Interment will follow at the West View Cemetery in Radford.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Fairlawn Presbyterian Church at 6900 Pulaski Avenue, Fairlawn, VA 24141, or Pulaski County Virginia Animal Control at 80 Dublin Park Road, Dublin, VA 24084.
The Ruben family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory of Radford.