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Dale Linvill, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture and Biological Engineering – May 13, 2022

May 17, 2022

Dale Linvill, 81, Professor Emeritus of Agriculture and Biological Engineering, died on May 13, 2022.

Linvill joined the Clemson faculty in 1980 retired in 2004. He was known for his work with the University agricultural weather office and its weather observation records. After retirement, he continued to check the rain gauge every Saturday at LaMaster Dairy Center, maintaining Clemson’s continuous observations with the National Weather Service.

Linvill graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in physics in 1962. He earned a master’s in soil physics at the University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in agricultural meteorology at Purdue. He began his academic career in 1972 as a professor at Michigan State University, then joined Clemson University’s Department of Agricultural Engineering in 1980.

Linvill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy; two sisters, Linda Worrick (Danny) and Johanna Linvill; and their three children and six grandchildren: Brian and Anna Linvill, Colin and Delaney, of Hillsborough, North Carolina.; Jennifer and Clarke Scott, Samuel and Ellie, of Alpharetta, Georgia; and Darren and Claiborne Linvill, Sylvia and Amelia, of Clemson.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Clemson, and the family will receive visitors at the church after.

His full obituary is online.