Larry F. Lindsey

09/16/1955 - 05/17/2019


Larry Finis Lindsey, 63, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends.

Larry was born to Bill and Leola Lindsey on September 16, 1955. At the time, Bill was in the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany. As a result, Larry was unable to meet his dad for almost a year. Even though their meeting was delayed, the bond that formed between the two was deep and their respect for one another never wavered.

He started school in Seminole, Texas, later attending school in Lubbock and Idalou. Before graduating from Idalou High School in 1974, he met the love of his life, Susan Jones. The two were married in Idalou, Texas on June 19, 1976. During their 42 years of marriage, they welcomed two daughters, who became their pride and joy.

Larry owned and operated small businesses over the years, including Lindsey Laundries and Nelco Equipment. He had a strong work ethic and always provided for his family. He enjoyed hunting, playing a good game of poker or “42”, and camping in their RV. He loved spending time with his family and even extended family. He was often telling a “remember when…” story or making people smile with his newest joke.

The Miracles Christmas Parade was something Larry was proud and passionate about. He was an original member of the 34th Street Association board and a founding member of the parade’s wranglers, working tirelessly behind the scenes.

Larry is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Amanda of Fort Worth, and Ashley (Shannon Jones) of Lubbock; father, Bill Lindsey; sister, Laura Lindsey Rose and husband, Lloyd, all of Lubbock; and a wealth of nephews, nieces, cousins, and dear friends.

He has now joined souls who loved him dearly; in-laws, Emmett and Dell Jones, and especially his mother, Leola Lindsey, whom he grieved tremendously.

Arrangements are under the personal care of Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers with visitation on Wednesday evening, May 22, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Funeral services will be at Lakeridge Methodist Church on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. followed by burial at Idalou Cemetery.

“A great man is one who leaves others at a loss after he is gone”. We are at a great loss.


The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Miracles Christmas Parade, P.O. Box 65813, Lubbock, Texas, 79464 or Idalou Cemetery, P.O. Box 351, Idalou, Texas, 79329.


Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Start Time:6:30 pm
End Time:8:30 pm

Funeral Service

Location: LakeRidge United Methodist Church
Start Time:2:30 pm
End Time:3:30 pm


13 Comments on “Larry F. Lindsey”

  1. My dear friend your leaving has left a hole in my heart. Your passing was sudden and unanticipated. I’ll miss you at deer camp and at the poker table and in my everyday thoughts. I can only say, I will see you later. We will have lots to talk about. Bye, for now, my friend.

  2. Larry was an amazing man inside and out! Still hard to believe that you are gone. You will be missed dearly but never forgotten! The talk you had with me had changed me for the best! I will never forget your smile! As we all know you aren’t hurting anymore! With that being said until we met again! Rest in paradise my love!

  3. Susan, Ashley and Amanda,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Larry. There’s nothing I can say that will make it better, but know that a God is there even if you can’t feel it right now. I love you all and am praying for you.

  4. Larry,you will be greatly missed. Susan,Amanda and Ashley. And Bill. My are with you.

  5. Larry suffered tremendously for 3.5 weeks and the family and friends supported and prayed for him endlessly . His suffering resulted in journey to heaven and he is blessed to join his mother , Emmett and Dell in Heaven for a joyful celebration although we are mourning your death here on earth I look forward to Joing you in heaven. Chuck, Renee,Susan, Amanda, and Ashely, we support you with prayers Larry will be missed dearly but never forgotten!

  6. Susan, Amanda, Ashley, and family,

    My heart breaks for you all with the loss of Larry. He was a very kind gentleman! Just being around him with his family, I could tell the love he had for each of you Just think of how much more beautiful Heaven became last Friday morning as he entered his eternal home and how precious it is that you can be re-united with him again one day! I will be continuing to pray for strength for you all as you face the difficult days ahead. I hope that all of the wonderful memories that you have made as a family all of those years will help bring you comfort. I pray that God reaches down and wraps you in his loving arms of comfort and gives you the peace that passes all understanding. I wish I could be there to give you hugs! Love to you all!

    Well done, Larry! Now you go get that well deserved Heavenly Reward!

  7. Susan – My heart is broken for you. I’m praying for you now & will be for a while. Stay strong, keep the faith.

  8. Susan and family, My deepest condolences for the lose of your husband and father. My prayers for your family.

    Becky Barnetti

  9. Larry was one of the nicest men that my Debbie and I had ever had the pleasure to met. We never saw him without a smile on his face and a friendly word to say. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

    Joe and Debbie Allen

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you on Larry’s sudden passing. ?

  11. Larry was a great man and will be greatly missed. We had the privilege to get to know him and Susan through his brother in law, Chuck Jones. Always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Lots of good memories with him and the family. My wife, Debra Underwood Crump went to school with him. Blessings and love to all the family. Bob and Debra Crump

  12. Bill and daughter, Laura

    We are so sorry to hear that Larry did not recover from his injuries. We know all too well the emptiness it can bring–we lost our Greg on May 5, 2019, coroner said he’s 99% sure that he had a massive heart attack. Our prayers are with you and the rest of the family and friends.
    Richard and Doris Welch

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