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Elmer Lindsey


Elmer Woods Lindsey, died on November 8, 2019 in McKinney, Texas where he had resided for the last five years to be near his daughter and family. He was born in Devine, September 25, 1921 to  Rufus Elmer Lindsey and Dovie Cude.

Elmer is preceded in death by parents; brother, Raymond Lindsey; sisters, Ruby Buttram, Floy Kate Lewis and Amy Ross; son, Stanley Woods Lindsey; and grandson, Sheldon Neal Lindsey.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Helen Elizabeth Rosenauer-Lindsey; daughter, Barbara Sue Lindsey-Barnett and spouse, Berle Taylor Barnett; grandson, Jason Wayne Barnett and spouse, Adam Grinage; granddaughter, Pamela Renee Barnett-Clapp and spouse, Jason Clapp; two  great granddaughters, Taylor Lindsey Clapp and Kelsey Morgan Clapp; along with many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

He had lived a long and active life and died at the age of 98 after a short illness.

Elmer grew up in Devine, Texas attending elementary school through high school, graduating from Bigfoot High School class of 1941. On July 11, 1942 he was sworn into the U. S. Army, after several months of training he was shipped to Oran (Algeria), North Africa. He was assigned to the 715th Engineer Company south of Oran. He served our country there and in Italy. He was honorably discharged at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, December 1945.

After returning from the war he married the love of his life, Helen Elizabeth Rosenauer, on March 13, 1946. They lived in or around the San Antonio, area for most of their married life. Elmer worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 32 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working and dominoes, rooted for the Rangers Baseball team, He  served as deacon of First Baptist Church Pearsall, for many years.  He actively served in the American Legion Organization for 65 years and the Frio County Masonic Lodge 399 A.F. and A.M. for over 50 years holding the position as Chaplain for this Organization for two years. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Baptist Church Pearsall, on November 15. Internment will be held at the Pearsall Cemetery, Pearsall.

In lieu of flowers the family suggested donations to the church.

Arrangements are under direction of Hurley Funeral Home, Pearsall.