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Obituary for Det. Bobby Linton
Bobby Linton
Courtesy Richmond Hill Police Department.

Visitation was held Tuesday afternoon at Compassion Christian Church for Richmond Hill Police Department detective Robert L. Linton Jr (Bobby), who passed away on May 8.

A “Celebration of Life” ceremony took place after the visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire

Here is his obituary, courtesy of Richmond Hill Funeral Home.

Robert L. Linton Jr (Bobby), age 57, passed away surrounded by family at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC on May 8, 2019 after a short stay following a heart attack.

Mr. Linton was born on September 8, 1961 in Savannah, GA to Lamar and Katherine Linton.

Bobby graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School in 1979 and spent many years as a master mechanic. He could fix anything. At the age of 47, he attended the Police Academy at AASU and became a police officer for the Richmond Hill Police Department (RHPD). He truly loved police work. He worked his way up to Detective and was recently recognized as “Police Officer of the Year”. Bobby offered so much to everything he was a part of whether it was a smile, a joke or advice.

Bobby was dearly loved by his wife of 10 years-Daphne, children and community and he loved them back with everything he had. Though his time with us was too short, he had a vast impact on every person he met.  He was a devoted police officer, husband and father. His passion showed in every aspect of his life from raising his children to his work at the police department.

In his spare time, you could find him on a boat fishing (in secret spots of course) or in the shop building something.  

He is survived by his Wife, Daphne Linton; Children, Robert L Linton III (Amanda), Blake Allison (Brad), Briana Linton, Gracie Linton, Haleigh Linton, Kalley Linton and Ellie Linton; Grandson Cade Linton; parents, Lamar and Katherine Linton; Sister, Paige Saussy (Hunter); Brother, Mark Linton (Lisa) and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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