(417) 581-7811
PO Box 796, 1700 South 15th Ave, Ozark, MO 65721

Gary Lindsey July 23, 1941 - March 24, 2021

Gary Lindsey, age 79 went home to be with his Lord and Savior Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 6:50 A.M at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. After suffering a short illness. Gary was born to Lucian and Helen Lindsey on July 23 1941. Gary was preceded in death by both parents; brother Jack Lindsey; sister Barbara Lindsey and sister Judy Moralez. Gary was long time member of Calvary Baptist Church in Ozark Missouri. He was Baptized at a young age of 14 years old. Gary served honorably in the United States Air Force. Gary was an employee for the Christian County’s Assessor office for many years until his retirement in 2003. Gary loved working with people. He never met a stranger in his eyes everyone was a friend. Gary was an avid lover of animals. He had an amazing heart, and countless friends. Gary will be missed by so many. Burial will be held at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery Springfield Missouri with full honors.

Services and arrangements are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com


  1. REPLY
    Joy Sweeney says

    I loved Gary so much. I was his social worker at the Veterans Home until,I retired in December. We maintained contact and my husband and I planned to visit him. He is greatly missed.

  2. REPLY
    Marilyn Owens says

    Gary was a dear friend. We rode together with Christian Motorcyclists Association. When my husband passed away last year, Gary purchased a brick to be placed in Keith’s honor at the Veteran’s Home in Mount Vernon, MO. He will always have a special place on my heart.

  3. REPLY
    Joe thurman says

    Gary was my daughters grandfather. Melissa, and Michelle were his grand daughters they will miss him. His daughter Tina was not informed of his passing until today. Not right. He will be missed god rest his soul.

  4. REPLY
    Michelle Thurman says

    Going from see you every week,then you were under quarantine for a year.Ok so we talked every week sometimes twice.To finding out you are gone.Never to see you,never to talk to hear you laugh.To feel your warm embrace when you hug me and tell me you love me no matter what.To see the joy in your eyes when we talk about Elijah.The excitement of going through photos showing me your first hotrod.All the stories of living your childhood with your grandmother.I can’t imagine the person I would be with out you in my life.Teaching me all the lifelessons along the way.The time I have got to spend with you will always have a lasting effect on me I am trying to hold on to that and not allowing my grief overwhelm me.I am more devastated than I would have ever imagined.I new it was a matter of time.Just never expected that that time was upon us.The only comfort I have at this time is know he no longer suffering.I truly need to quit be selfish and consider he situation.I will always love you

  5. REPLY
    Micah says

    Dear grandpa, I want to start off by saying we all miss you down here. Grandma really cried when you passed away. I wish I could have seen you before and I regret it everyday. Somedays all I do is blame myself. I miss everything about you. The stories about the air force, all of the knives and how they were made. We still have all of them put up in my mom’s drawer. Even though you were old and really grouchy you still died too soon. I wish I could bring you back so grandma would be happy again. You lived a good life that’s for sure. The place you were at sucks monkey balls though. They didn’t tell us you died. We went up there to see you and they said that you passed away a couple nights before. I haven’t heard grandma cry like that ever. I still have all of the stuff you gave me like the bible and other bible like thing. It’s crazy how I got them in 2018 and it doesn’t even feel like that. 03-24-2021 is a day that will never be forgotten. You were 79. You should have made it to 80. God decided that he needed you to be up there with your wife. I’m sure she missed you and gave you a big smooch on the cheek. I hope you guys are up there dancing in the clouds as happy as can be. You guys better be watching us and protecting us. I wish I could have gone and see you more. I bet we would have become best friends. It’s crazy that in a month you would be gone for a year. The only time we really went and saw you is when we were working up in joplin. Thank you for serving are country grandpa, we really appreciate it. You used to do anything you could to help. You gave my mom $40,000 so she could buy a truck and then she unfortunately didn’t get it back to you. I know she would have eventually but only time could tell. I love you grandpa. I hope some angel comes down and prints this letter off so you can read it. I bet you’re on my shoulder right now reading what I’m typing. If there was a mail truck that could send letters up to heaven this would definitely be in there. I wish I could talk to you just one more time so I could say all the stuff that I’m not allowed to type. We all love you and miss you grandpa. And I know that grandma really wishes she could see you. Love Micah

Leave a Condolence