Edward Franklin "Frank" Lindey Jr.
Edward Franklin "Frank" Lindey Jr., 83, of Grove City, Liberty Township, passed away Thursday peacefully in his sleep at Grove City Medical Center, Pine Township, Mercer County. Frank was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Brady Township, Butler County, to Edward Franklin Lindey Sr. and Florence Mae Thompson Lindey. Frank was an owner/operator leased to Tri-State/Parkhill, hauling over-dimensional loads for 16 years. While there, he earned his first 1 Million Mile Safe Driver Award. He then went to work for Interstate Chemical, earning a 25-year Safe Driver Award. Upon retiring, he began delivering parts for Hovis Auto Supply part-time. He was a lifetime member of Center Presbyterian Church in Slippery Rock, where he served as both an Elder and Deacon. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge of Grove City. Frank enjoyed pheasant hunting and reading westerns in between his times behind the wheel. Survivors include his wife, Lauretta McDeavitt Lindey, at home; sons, Edward Lindey III and wife, Laurel, of Mercer, and Daniel Lindey and wife, Starla, of Grove City; daughter, Margaret Lindey Broerman of Prospect; sister, Barbara Lindey Shores of Encinitis, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John William Lindey; sister, Florence Martha Lindey; and a great-granddaughter, Emily. LINDEY - The family of Edward Franklin "Frank" Lindey Jr., who passed away Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith Funeral Home, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock. Another visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with Rev. William Mumaw III, pastor of Center Presbyterian Church, presiding. Interment will be in Slippery Rock Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be given to American Diabetes Association, 1-800-DIABETES.
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