Harold Lindsey


August 20, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Harold D. Lindsey, 81, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at his home in Humboldt after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease.
He was born March 23, 1933, in Humboldt, the son of Robert Maxwell and Ethel Eva (King) Lindsey. He grew up east of Humboldt and in 1951 enlisted in the U.S. Army for three years. Harold served in Korea and Japan before returning to Humboldt in 1954 to complete his high school education.
On Sept. 2, 1955, he married Wilma Jean Elliott and they made their home in Humboldt. Harold worked for Sinclair Research on a project near Humboldt until 1959 when he was transferred to Tulsa where he continued working for Sinclair Research and Oil. In 1970, after completing a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration, he joined Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center as administrator until his retirement in 1997. In 2000, they returned to Humboldt. He enjoyed bowling, golf, traveling and camping, flying airplanes and attending Tulsa basketball and football games.
Harold was a member of Humboldt United Methodist Church, past president of Humboldt High School Alumni Association and served on the board of the Humboldt Historical Society Museum. He also was a member of Medical Group Management Association, BONES Organization for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Administrators and Beta Gamma Sigma Society in Tulsa.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; one brother, Charles Lindsey and wife Mary Faye, Cheyenne, Wyo.; one sister, Roberta Campbell and husband Bill, Yates Center. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Wayne Lindsey; two sisters, Mary Edith Littlepage and Frances Tweedy.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Humboldt United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Humboldt United Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Humboldt Historical Society Museum or to Humboldt United Methodist Church and can be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, who is in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook online or to leave a condolence go to www.iolafuneral.com.

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