James E. Linkous Sr., 78, of Hixson, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014. Mr. Linkous owned and operated Linkous Home Improvements in Hixson for over 30 years and was a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia F. Linkous. Survivors include his sons, James E. Linkous Jr. and Richard M. Linkous; special friend, Emma Andrews; grandchildren, Anna, Kate and Jackson Linkous. At Mr. Linkous request services will be private. Share your memories, stories and photos at www.legacyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Soddy-Daisy.