Linda Fox Kriner

Linda Fox Kriner, 77, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

She was born and raised in Victoria, Virginia. She was a 1965 graduate of Victoria High School. Linda graduated from Trevecca Nazarene College in 1969 with an Elementary Education and English degree.

In August of 1969, Linda married her “campground sweetheart” and the love of her life, Walt Kriner. They lived together in the military and pastoral ministry in Okinawa, Japan; Richmond, VA; Colorado Springs, CO; and Kittanning, PA. Walt and Linda have been residents of Newport News for 42 years.

Linda was a devoted Christian and pastor’s wife. She played the piano and organ and taught Sunday School every Sunday of her and Walt’s ministry together. Outside of ministry, Linda worked for the City of Newport News as the Commissioner of the Revenue Office for over 30 years, retiring in 2012 as the Deputy Commissioner of the Revenue.

Linda was predeceased by her parents, John Earl Fox and Clara Farris Fox of Victoria, Virginia. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Walt; two sons, David (Theresa) and Jason (Scott); seven grandchildren, Emily, Lauren, Micah (Sara), Caleb (Tiffani), Mary, Benjamin, and Quinnten; and a sister, Carolyn.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024, at the Newport News Church of the Nazarene, 29 Harpersville Road, Newport News. There will be a time to greet the family beginning at 12:30 with a celebration of life service immediately following at 2:00. Interment will follow at Peninsula Memorial Park.


  1. Sherrill Michael

    Family, my heart is saddened at this news. What an incredible and faithful saint of God! May Gid sustain all of you during this time.

  2. Carter B. Harrell

    To the Kriner family,
    My sincere condolences to you on the passing of Linda. She and my father, C.B. worked for many years together in the Commissioner’s Office. Dad always had immense praise for her work and for her as a person. What a dear person she was. She will certainly be missed. Many prayers to the Kriner family.

  3. Jacquie & Jenilis Gomez

    Kriner Family, we are sorry for your loss. We are deeply sorry for your loss. May God grant you the strength and comfort you need to cope with the sorrow of your loss.

    • Pastor Tim & Ardith Eyring

      Our sincere condolences to you, Pastor Walt, Pastor David, Jason and your families. We have fond memories of our work together on the Pittsburgh District and in our later associations through the years. May God surround you with His arms of love and sustain you in your grieving as we look toward our hope. Blessings, Tim & Ardie Eyring

  4. Jacquie and Jenilis Gomez

    Family Kriner,
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. May God grant you the strength and comfort you need to cope with the sorrow of your loss.

  5. Jim & DJ Nelson

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of your precious Linda. She was a sweet lady. We’re praying for
    your family for the Lord’s gracious comfort.

  6. Patricia (Nelson) Horelick

    Dear Kriner family, you will be in my prayers for strength and comfort. I remember Linda and Walt from Teen Camp all those years ago. God bless each one of her family as you grieve and bring you peace.

  7. Timothy Eyring

    Kriner family,
    Our sincere condolences to you in your time of loss. We have fond memories of our laborers together over the years. Our prayers are with you. Tim & Ardie Eyring

  8. Dick & Mary Guizar

    Our hearts of Christian love are with you, Walt and family. We pray for God’s peace and comfort to be with you during this stressful time.

  9. Betsy Newcomb Long

    Oh no! I am so sorry to read this. Linda was a great, kind, smart and loving friend. I met her at Victoria High School in 1960 and we graduated in 1965. Prayers for Walt and all the family.
    May God grant comfort and peace,

  10. Thomas A. Dill

    Walt, David, Jason and entire Kriner Family, we were sad to receive Word of Linda’s passing. She was always a Wonderful example of Christian Service never one to seek credit but, totally consistent and Faithful. We’ve enjoyed NBC days together and Serving in Virginia together since 1984. May God be very Close to each of you during this time.
    With Prayers,
    Tom and Barbara Dill
    Lynchburg VA

  11. Carol Johnson Parmer

    My heart was saddened by Linda’s passing. She was a perfectionist and was committed to whatever she was involved in. I have fond memories of Linda and her family when my parents, Rev. Al (& Frances) Johnson pastored the Church of the Nazarene in Victoria, VA, beginning when we girls were pre-teens. Rest in peace, Linda! Walt & family, may you feel God’s presence as he stands by you through the grieving process. Linda did not die, she went home like a shooting star.

  12. Jerome Hancock

    Walt, we sure love you and your family and we are praying for you. We are so sad to hear about this news and will be praying for you and your family. We loved Linda. She was a blessing to us and so many others. Lean on Jesus.

  13. Dan and Nancy Whitney

    So sorry to hear this news. Though it has been a long time since we have been in touch, we always thought the Kriners were the best of people. We will pray for the Spirit’s comfort for you, Walt, in these days

  14. Marlon and Bobbie Jo King

    Dear Kriner family, we are so sorry to hear of your great loss and wanted to be with you today to offer our condolences but due to my mother experiencing health issues which require a doctors visit we are unable to make it. Your family has been greatly appreciated on our district and by our church, VB1. We are sorry we couldn’t be with you today but please know our thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you all!

  15. Mike and Jacki Lamphire

    Walt & family,
    Jacki and I are so saddened by the news of Linda’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Kruger family.

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