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1946 Kenny 2024

Kenneth D. Linsman

February 11, 1946 — February 7, 2024

Paris, TN

Kenneth D. “Kenny” Linsman, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at his residence.


Kenny was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of Friendship Baptist Church.  He enjoyed playing golf, hosting parties with his friends, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was the retired owner and operator of North American Caviar Company in Paris, TN.  


He was born February 11, 1946 in Paris, TN to the late John Linsman, and the late Ida M. Hart Linsman Jones.


Kenny is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Mary Langhi of Paris and her family of Benton, KY; one daughter, Christel (Clay) Young of Paris, TN; two sisters, Linda Hosford of Paris, TN, and Tammy Vinson of Ohio; four brothers, Johnny (Frances) Linsman of Paris, TN, Edward Linsman of Memphis, TN, Jimmy (Nancy) Harris of Memphis, TN, and William Linsman of KY; two granddaughters, Madison (Correy) Stroope of Paris, TN, and Lauren Young of Paris, TN; one great granddaughter, Elizabeth Kay Stroope; and his best friends, Ray (Kay) Houston.


Besides his parents, Kenny was preceded in death by a daughter, Alecia Gail Linsman. 


Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN.  Visitation will be Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 12 – 2:30 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home.  The graveside service will be Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm at Memorial Cemetery with Bro. Russell Ragsdale officiating.


Pallbearers will be Neil Matlock, James Matlock, Ernesto Lopez, Doris Rowlett, John Tyree, and Steve Powers.  His golfing buddies are named as honorary pallbearers. 


Burial will follow in Memorial Cemetery in Paris, TN.


Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, In Memory of Alicia Gail Linsman, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

12:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Saturday, February 10, 2024

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