Linda Lee Dockins


Linda Lee Dockins, 80, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, at Magnolia Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Columbia, Tenn., after a brief illness. Born June 22, 1941 to Lloyd and Dorothy (Kennedy) Woods. 

Linda was a longtime resident of Byron. She was a 1959 graduate of Byron High School. She married David Dockins on Oct. 10, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Byron. David passed away Oct. 31, 2012.  Linda devoted her life to raising their three children and managing the family household.  She worked as a teacher’s aide at Mary Morgan School, as an assistant to Byron’s City Clerk, and on the staff of Byron Bank until 1986. Linda was a parishioner of St. Mary’s for many years and taught CCD there for several years. 

Linda is survived by her three children: Dennis of Centerville, Ohio; Pamela, of Spring Hill, Tenn.; and Kimberly (Gary) Rice of Rockford; two grandchildren, Stephen and Michael Dockins; her sister-in-law Virginia Woods; and several nieces and nephews. 

Also predeceased by her parents and her brother Steve Woods. 

Her children would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of Magnolia Healthcare & Rehabilitation for their kindness and care. There will be services at a later date. Memorials can be made to Serenity Hospice and Home, PO Box 462, Oregon, IL 61061,  The family was assisted by Heritage Funeral Home, Columbia, TN. To express condolences or share a memory, visit