Clinton Anthony Linthicum Jr., Iisak’shi Bae’t it’che (Talented Good Young Man), 32, died June 10, 2020.
He was born Jan. 17, 1988, in Poplar to Clinton and Veronica Linthicum. He joined sisters Annette and Krystle. He also loved spending time with his grandparents Don and Irene Linthicum. They would sit and watch TV, play card games and do the Billings Gazette puzzle.
He attended elementary school in Poplar. At an early age, he loved sports. He started playing basketball when he was a first grader. He won his first basketball tournament as a fifth grader. In basketball, he and his fellow teammates stayed undefeated from seventh through ninth grade. His love for football started in junior high. He played football all four years of high school and also was selected to play at the Class B All Star game. He also played golf in high school and continued to love the game until this day. He graduated from Poplar High School in 2007.
He loved being around people and loved making friends.
He lived in Thedford, Neb., with his cousin Jacob Cummins. They played music and worked at a quick stop. At that time, he was taking pilot lessons and was certified to fly small engine aircrafts.
After working at a quick stop, he realized he didn’t want to do that all his life and started at Rocky Mountain College. He red-shirted a year and then moved to Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, N.D. He went on a football scholarship where he was coached by his cousin Dustin Morgan and played football for two years.
On July 9, 2010, he married Randy Ackerman after dating all through high school. In 2011, they moved to Billings, where they remain today.
He started attending Rocky Mountain College again and he played college football two more years as a Rocky Mountain Bear. He graduated from Rocky Mountain College with a master’s degree in accounting.
From the union of Clint and Randy came three children. Elijah Moriah Linthicum was their first, then came William “Liam” James and Connor Aden. In the past two years, he enjoyed teaching William how to wrestle.
He worked at the BIA in Billings and was currently employed at the Billings IHS as a financial specialist.
He was preceded in death by his son, Elijah Moriah Linthicum; and sister, Annette.
He is survived by his wife, Randy; two sons, William and Connor; father, Clint; mother, Veronica (Art St. Germaine); sister, Krystle; grandparents, Claudia Thompson and Henry Sarge Old Horn.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 15, at the Assembly of God Church in Poplar. Interment was at Poplar City Cemetery. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
Natalie Smoker (McCoy) died in Louisana. Services are pending upon completion of arrangements. Clayton Stevenson Memorial Chapel has been entrusted with the arrangements.