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ATHENS — Gordon E. Linkletter, 86, of Athens passed away Monday March 12, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family….

…He started out farming, and then he went to work for Peavey Manufacturing out of Oakland and Madison for several years as a manager. Gordon then started Gordon E. Linkletter Sawmill in 1963. In 1971, the family built a new mill called Linkletter and Sons. They progressed into logging in 1978. In 1986, they built and operated Gorbel Thermo Electron Power Co. He retired in 1989. Soon after retiring, Gordon and Melba started wintering in Florida for many years. Gordon was a mason and past master of the Keystone Lodge in Solon. He was also a member of the Shriners, a member of the American Legion Post in Athens, and was a member of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Patron in Solon. He was first selectman in Athens for at least 12 years…

Read full obituary published in the Morning Sentinel March 14