Willie “Bill” Derwin Lindsey
Willie “Bill” Derwin Lindsey, 85, of Orange passed away Friday, Jan. 25, in Beaumont. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange with Brother Jay Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Born in Perryville, TX, on Dec. 5, 1927, Willie was the son of Roy Lee and Ruby Gladys (Corbitt) Lindsey. He was a United States Merchant Marine and in 1989 he retired from Chevron as an Area Supervisor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Lee and Ruby Gladys Lindsey; brother, Harold Dean Lindsey and wife, Betty (Mills) Lindsey; first wife, Peggy Dolores “Doddie” Lindsey; second wife, Jane Palmer Lindsey; step daughter, Janeanne “Jenny” Herring Arnett and nephew, Carmel Scott “Scotty” Lindsey.
Mr. Lindsey is survived by his children, Keith Lindsey and wife, Leslie Grace (Turner) Lindsey of Orange; Sherri (Lindsey) Lee and husband, Henry Lee of Mesquite and Michael Lindsey of Orange; step children, Elizabeth (Herring) Lund of Orange and William “David” Herring of Baytown.
Also surviving are his grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth Lindsey, Richard “Rick” Lindsey both of Orange, Rhiannon Lee, Bruce Lee both of Mesquite, Thomas “Aaron” Burke and wife, Sabrina (Sanchez) Burke, Christianne Elise “Lisa” (Burke) Fountain and husband, Brett Fountain, Jane Elizabeth Lund, Thomas “Bubba” Lund II and wife, Brenda (McCorvy) Lund, Mary Leah (Lund) Finister and husband, Eugene Finister, Alex Lund and wife, Amber (Savage) Lund, all of Orange, and John Adam Arnett and wife, Christy (Patterson) Arnett of Longview.
He is also survived by his great grandchildren, Jackson, Caleb, Kolbiann, Christopher, Julie, Madison, Preston, Brooklyn and Chloe; and his nephew, Randy Dean Lindsey and wife, Kim Lindsey.
Serving as pallbearers will be Richard “Rick” Lindsey, Bruce Lee, Thomas “Bubba” Lund II, Edwin Worthy IV, Preston Turner and Robert “Rob” Turner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.