John Richard Lindsey, 84, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
He was the son of the late Johnnie Bailey and Nellie Smith Lindsey and was a lifelong resident of Madison County. Mr. Lindsey was preceded in death by sisters, Annie Lou Huff and Betty Coile, both of Athens.
Richard was a member of Colbert Baptist Church, Shannon Lodge # 404, and Danielsville Eastern Star # 537. A lifelong mechanic, he retired from Ivy Truck Sales and the Athens-Clarke County government.
Survivors include Dorothy Covington Lindsey, his wife of 54 years; a son, Richard (Pamela) Lindsey; and daughter, Robbie Diane Lindsey; several grandchildren, Meagan, Justin (Jessie), Ryan and Katelyn Lindsey; and special family friends that will miss "Papa," Denise Bixler, Taylor Perrault and Justin Caudell. The light of his life, was his young great-grandson, Peyton Austin Lindsey; his sisters, Rosa Mae Harper of Athens, and Rachel Gooch of Laurens, S.C.; and brother-in-law, Knox Coile of Winterville survive his passing, along with extended family in both Georgia and South Carolina.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 7, at Colbert Baptist Church. Interment was at the Colbert Cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Justin and Ryan Lindsey, along with Taylor Perrault, James McAvoy, Charles Burroughs and Dwayne Patton. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Shannon Lodge # 404, the Betherean Sunday School Class, as well as those in the Masonic Brotherhood.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Compassion Care Hospice for all their assistance in this time. Donations can be made in Richard's honor to this organization.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, was in charge of arrangements.(www.lordandstephens.com)