Born: January 11, 1937
Died: September 25, 2009
Ernest “Lee” Lindsey slipped the surly bonds of earth, and touched the face of God on September 25, 2009, at the age of 72.
Lee was born in Funston, Texas on January 11, 1937 to loving parents, James Aubrey Lindsey and Deborah Dora Wilson Lindsey.
Lee served his country for over 22 years, first enlisting in the United States Marine Corp., then the United States Air Force and finally the United States Navy. He retired from the Navy in 1976. After retiring, he returned to the United States from Rota, Spain. He lived in Duncanville, Texas while attending barber school. He then moved to Midland, Texas where he went into the service station business with his two brothers, Ray and Jim Lindsey. From Midland, Texas he moved to Pleasanton, Texas and opened the “Olde Thyme Barber Shop”. Lee began having some health issues, so in 2004, at the request of his family, Lee moved to Farmersville, Texas. He opened his barber shop at his home on CR 1077 for a short while, before he opened his beloved “Olde Thyme Barber Shop” on the square in downtown Farmersville. He loved people and their stories, and barbering was a perfect occupation for him. Christmas was a special time, as he became “Santa Clause". He rode in the Christmas parade for several years and brought life to this mystical elf for all of the “children of Christmas”. He also enjoyed participating in the Main Street program, and was adamant about the support of the program and making Farmersville the greatest “Main Street” project. He would want each and every Farmersville resident to get involved with this organization and do what they can to promote its well-being.
Lee was predeceased by his parents, brothers, James E. Lindsey, A. Ray Lindsey, Jim E. Lindsey, and sisters, Marion “Cheri” Jones, and Patsy M. Lindsey.
He is survived by his children, Deborah Lindsey of Austin, Texas, Ignacio “Eneko” Lindsey and wife Angel, of Midland, Texas, and Pedro R. Lindsey of Madrid, Spain, his brother, Roy F. Lindsey and wife Bettye of Edgewood, Texas, his sister-in-law, Betty Lindsey, of Covington, Texas, and his brother, W. Gene Lindsey and wife, Leigh of Farmersville, Texas. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, and a great-grandchild, and by many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also survived by "Taco”, his cat and “Chato”, his black pug-nosed dog.
Just recently he had made a statement to his brother, Gene, that if he died today, “He had done everything he had wanted to do, and yes, he had a few regrets, but when the remaining “T” was crossed, he had a very good life”, He was dearly loved by his family and his departure leaves a large empty space in our hearts. He will never be forgotten.
The family will hold a memorial service at Lynch Funeral Home on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM.
Burial will be held at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas at a later date for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the American Heart Foundation or American Kidney Foundation, or to the charity of your choice.