Birthday: November 24
Marital Status: Single
Linwood is founder, manager/owner of The Spokesmen and the only original member. Originally the lead singer, he now sings bass and is master of ceremonies for the group on all their personal appearances. He is also the manager of the group and handles all the business responsibilities, bookings, promotions and webmaster of the quartets webpage.
Linwood has two children, Tammy and David and four grandchildren, Cody, Kyle, Courtnee and Nathan.
Linwood believes that his ministry through gospel music is where God wants him to be and has been blessed for the past 50 years of seeing many souls won to christ as a result of this ministry.
"Gospel Music has been good to me. God has been good to me! Not only doing what I feel that God has called me to do, he has given me the opportunity to meet and become friends with many people, some I will cherish their friendship forever. Who would have ever thought a country boy from Durham, NC would have ever became personal friends with the likes of J.D. Sumner, Hovie Lister, George Younce, Bill Gaither, Jake Hess, Rosie Rozell, James Blackwood, The Big Chief, and many many more of my heros of Gospel Music. Through J.D. I became friends with Elvis. I thank God everyday for giving me the opportunity and allowing me to continue to do what I love so much! None of which could I have done without God's grace."
January 1, 2017 will bring a new page in Linwood's life. Linwood will be accepting solo dates doing his "J.D., Big Chief, George and Me" Memorial Tour. He will still be appearing with The Spokesmen Quartet.