Charles M. Lindsey

Charles M. Lindsey, 77, of China Spring, passed away Sunday, December 9th at his residence. Funeral services will be 10AM Wednesday, December 12th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Curtis Holland officiating. A private burial will follow at China Spring Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Tuesday, December 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Charles was born July 15 , 1935 in Waco to George M & Reba(Pack) Lindsey. He graduated from Waco Tech. He met and later married the love of his life on March 24, 1956, Minnie P. Bird. Charles served two years in the U.S. Army and returned to the Waco area to begin his career in Dairy Farming. During the course of his years he also served on many committees and boards. He served as a Deacon to the First Baptist Church of China Spring and Grace Baptist Church of China Spring. After retirement, he spent many years working part time at the H.O.T. Fairgrounds with many friends and coworkers. He never met a stranger. He loved life and made everyone he met feel special. He was an avid sports fan. He played an active part in the lives of his children and grandchildren. He was blessed to enjoy three years of his Great Grand Daughter, Lily. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Martha Lindsey Barlow.

Survivors include wife of 56 years, Minnie P. Lindsey of China Spring; daughters, Linda Matthijetz of Waco, Sandra Soileau and husband Nick of Addis, LA, and Charleen Hall and husband Clayton of China Spring; son, George Lindsey and partner Greg Holland of China Spring; granddaughters, Lindsey Harris and husband Jared of College Station, Christie Spohn and husband Frank of Baton Rouge, LA, Rebecca Lousteau and fiancee’ Jason Breaux of Baton Rouge, LA, Marki Landry and husband Brian of Donaldsonville, LA, Sarah Matthijetz of College Station, and Kayla Schwertner and husband Grant of Midland; grandson, Justin Coleman and wife Shea of Mountain Home, ID; great granddaughter, Lily Spohn of Baton Rouge, LA; and sister, Dorthy Scott and husband Bill of Waco.

Honorary pallbearers are designated as all those individuals whose lives Charles touched in some special way.

The family would like to acknowledge Providence Hospice, nurse Steve, Martin and Makesa, and Temple V.A. Hospital, Dr. Kelly Cooke.

In lieu of flowers, memorials should be made to China Spring Tabernacle, P.O. Box 222, China Spring, TX 76633 or Providence Hospice.

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  1. Lindsey Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Lindsey was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed.

  2. Arthur&Mary Bird

    The greatest man I have ever known.Will miss his smile and humor.Hewas like a dad to me.Love you aunt Minnie and family.

  3. Time does not abate nor memories fade of the people who had the greatest influence in your life and Charles was one of those people. The world we live in now has too few people such as him. My condolences.

  4. Sandra and Family,

    We mourn your loss with you. Hold each other through this difficult time.


  5. Sandra and the Lindsey Family,

    I hope that you find great comfort in the memories you share and the love of your family and friends. May Mr. Lindsey’s passing bring you closer together. My thoughts are with you. Peace!

  6. To the family of Charles Lindsey,
    Words can never express the love and respect I had for Papa. After my dad died, Papa filled that gap left in my heart. He was always willing to share his secrets for growing good hay, talk sports or happenings at the fairgrounds.I gave him a key to the concessions for that late night sweet tooth and coffee. Everyone he encountered at the grounds would ask about him the past few years of his absence from there. Time may heal all things, but a void is in my heart as well as your’s. May God comfort us all and give us peace…Love Clayton

  7. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Linsey family during this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around each of you and give you Peace.
    Debbie Bigham
    Northside Animal Hospital

  8. mr lindsey- a kind and caring man-never seen him once that he did not have a smile on his face which brought much sunshine to any room! god bless you all today and all the days to follow- he will indeed be truly missed…

  9. My heart is broken with the loss of Mr. Lindsey. His smile lit the hallways at the HOT Fairgrounds. He will be truely missed. May the family be comforted now that he is looking down on you.

  10. Lindsey family,

    It is with great sadness we missed the unfortunate news about Charles and were not able to pay our last respects.

    As we all know, Charles clearly loved life and was devoted to his family & friends. There are many, many memories being in the Lindsey home, which was always filled with love. We are praying for you all in this difficult time. Our condolences for your loss.

    The Gilchrest Family

  11. Dorothy Bird Graham

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Charles’ passing. He was such a sweet & kind hearted man. I had so many good times at their house & dairy growing up. Rest in Peace with The Lord, and say hi to Mom for me.

  12. Dorothy, sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Keeping everyone in my prayers.

  13. Minnie and all of the family;
    Charles was one of my Daddy’s very favorite people. I will always remember Charles’ easy smile and quick wit. It was never enough that he worked dark to dark as a dairy farmer, he alwasy found time to help out in the community and his Church. He is an example of what family men should strive to be. Cling fast to your memories, good and otherwise, for they are what will get you through the days and weeks ahead.

  14. Mr Lindsey i will surely miss your conversations an making me laugh while working all the overnights at fairgrounds. You were a real inspiring man thanks for all the memories enjoyed all

  15. Joe and Nancy Mitchiner Wood

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Lindsey Family. We knew them long ago from Bosqueville and China Spring…
    Charles was always smiling and a good man.
    GOD Bless you…
    Joe and Nancy Mitchiner Wood

  16. Kari Osgood Springer

    I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lindsey was such a sweet man and he had the most beautiful blue eyes! May God be with all of you during this difficult time.

  17. Mr. Lindsey was a delightful man. It was an honor to care for him. He had a gentle spirit and a smile that could brighten a room. I feel blessed that God made our paths cross. I am grateful for knowing him and his whole family. I wish there was a way to ease your sorrow. Please know that he always smiled when he shared stories of his family with me. He was a pleasure to care for. I always looked forward to our visits. May you find comfort in your memories and know that his spirit is close.

    With hugs and many blessings, Kelly Cooke

  18. Kelly Pass McFadden

    Charleen and Family,
    I have so many fond memories of your Dad. I watched the video and it brought them all back. He was a wonderful man and I’m proud to say that I knew him. I’m not able to be there but know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Kenneth & Mary Jo Moore

    Charles was a very kind and gentle man whom we reapected and valued his friendship greatly!
    May God comfort each family member during this difficult time! You will be in our prayers.

  20. Charles Lindsey- Trusting, loving, happy, a man more than ready to help another in a crisis, a true Christian in every sense of the word. My condolences to the Lindsey family God Bless

  21. Lonnie and Linda Douthit

    We send our sincere sympathy to all the family. Charles was such a sweet, kind man who touched many lives. He wll certainly be missed in the China Spring community. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  22. Loraine Sims A.K.A. Rainy :)

    Wishing I could be there in person to give you all a big hug. Just watched the video and now I’m in tears… but I’ve got a big smile in my heart… Blest be the tie that binds…
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love coming from Louisiana…

  23. Lynn Kimball McClelland

    Minnie and family, I have only fond memories of Charles while I was growing up in China Spring. He was truly a nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in the knowledge that you will be together one day.

  24. Nimmie [Johnson] Bryant

    Mrs.Lindsey and family,All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.Mr.Lindsey was a great and wonderful man,he will be missed dearly.May God Bless each and everyone of you.

  25. Roger & Teresa Bailey

    Justin & Family,

    We are so saddened to learn of your grandfather’s passing. I remember you speaking of him and sometimes hurrying home and/or taking off work to be there to help him, because you wanted to. He clearly was important to you and you both lucky for it. I’m certain he was good man.

  26. Ron & Ann Richardson

    May God bless this family during this difficult time. The world lost one of the best men I have ever known! Charles was always willing to help anyone and everyone he could! He was such an inspiration to all who knew him! Our prayers are with you!

  27. Sandra Umberger Tague

    I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you all in his arms and provide comfort during this difficult time. God Bless you all.

  28. I am so sorry to hear of Charles’s passing. All you can say is heaven has a special angel. What a wonderful man. I have always had the utmost respect for him. There was a time long ago when I saw him regularly. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. It was an honor to have had him touch my life.

  29. I always thought that Bill & I could call on Charles for anything. He was a wonderful friend, and I send Minnie and all of your family my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  30. George, Minnie and family,
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful, kind man. He and your family bring back many fond memories of my childhood. Prayers of comfort to you all. He will be missed.

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