William H. “Bid” Lindsey Jr. – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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bidWilliam H. “Bid” Lindsey Jr., age 92, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Friday, September 27, 2013 at his residence.  He was a native of Lawrence County, Tennessee.  Mr. Lindsey attended public schools in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and was President of his high school class.  He graduated in 1953 from the FBI National Academy in Washington, D.C. and had several specialty Law Enforcement courses at the University of Tennessee.  He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945 in the Pacific Theater and was awarded five bronze stars.  Mr. Lindsey was a Special Investigator for the U.S. Treasury Department and proudly served the City of Lawrenceburg as Assistant Chief of Police, Chief of Police, and Commissioner of Fire and Safety.  He was a member of the VFW Post 1618, American Legion Post 146, and Mimosa Lodge No. 542.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William H. “Bid” Lindsey, Sr. and Maude Morrow Lindsey; two sisters, Willa L. Kenyon and Mary L. Bailey; and three brothers, Judge A.D. Lindsey, Oscar H. Lindsey, and Edward M. Lindsey.

He is survived by:

His loving wife of over 66 years –
Virginia Blair Lindsey of Lawrenceburg, TN

Two Daughters –
Martha Lindsey Fish and husband, Harold T. Fish of Indialantic, FL
Mary Duncan Lindsey Payne of Crossville, TN

Two Grandsons –
Jason Levi Payne of Crossville, TN
William Brian Payne and wife, Kristy of Crossville, TN

One Great-Granddaughter –
Annabelle Lindsey Payne, Crossville, TN

Several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins also survive.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 01, 2013 at Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM Tuesday, October 01, 2013, with Rev. Donald E. Bailey and Rev. Rickey Wade officiating with a Masonic service to follow.  Interment will follow at Blair Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN with full military honors.  In lieu of flowers, any memorials may be sent to Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church or a charity of choice.

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