Donald Leroy Lindsey was born to Troy L. and Abbie E. Lindsey on June 21, 1940 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Don graduated from Midwest City High School (Oklahoma) and entered Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee studying diesel mechanics. Don was drafted into the U.S. Army, doing his basic training at Fort Polk in Louisiana, continuing his service in Vietnam and ending his military career at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma.
After completing his service, Don began his lifetime career as a long-haul truck driver.
Don was predeceased by his parents, brothers James Robert, Troy Kenneth and Sammy Erwin, brother-in-law Dennis Kennett, sisters-in-law Joy Lindsey and Marijo Lindsey and nephew Brian Scott Lindsey.
He is survived by his sister, Sarah Jane Kennett and nephews James Kenneth Lindsey, Galen Dean Kennett and nieces Janna Kaye Preston and Jenni Karole Romero and his great nieces and nephews.
Don was a passionate dog owner, having dogs from childhood through adulthood. Don was accompanied to grade school by his dog, Blackie and was one of the best behaved “students” in the class. One of Don’s proudest moments was when Blackie was pictured in the student pages of his grade school yearbook. His love for dogs continued up until his death by volunteering for a local dog rescue, as well as being a dog owner.
Memories of Don’s unique sense of humor and his smile will be missed by all who knew him.