The Hubbard Alumni Association (HAA) celebrates the life, contributions, and legacy of Linwood Gantt, Jr. Linwood was born January 14, 1948 in Forsyth, GA to the parentage of Linwood and Mary Frances Jackson Gantt and was the second of nine children.
Linwood attended Hubbard Elementary School in 1954 and graduated from Hubbard High School in 1966 as president of his class, a position that he held and served in until his untimely death. He attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, GA and then joined the U.S. Army from 1968 through 1970.
Linwood completed technical training in heating and air conditioning and began his life's career initially employed at Sears and later employed and retiring from Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, GA in the Civil Engineering Department after 35 years. He was also an entrepreneur, working as an independent heating & A/C contractor.
In 1971, Linwood married Marilyn Stubbs and they had one daughter, Monica Lynn. The couple divorced but loved and raised their daughter as good friends. He continued living in Warner Robins.
Linwood, a born leader, loved his family, friends, church (St. Luke A.M.E.), the Hubbard Class of 1966, the Hubbard Alumni Association, his work, his Impalas, and the Fort Valley State University Wildcats. He gave generously of his time and finances. He was a man of service and action and never met a stranger.
Linwood died on August 27, 2014 in an automobile accident outside of Warner Robins on Interstate 75. He was on his way to Forsyth to repair the A/C at his beloved St. Luke A.M.E. Church where he served as Chief Steward, a role previously held by his father.
We will miss Linwood's infectious upbeat personality, his love of dancing and his love of people. He was genuinely loved and respected throughout his life by those who knew him and the communities he lived in. We are saddened by Linwood's passing, but we celebrate the fact that he lived!