Obituary: Johnny Ray Lindley

Funeral services for Johnny Ray Lindley 66, Athens have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jason Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens.

Johnny passed away Tuesday evening in Tyler.

He was born December 30, 1950, in Pampa, Texas to J.C and Clara Florene Seabourn Lindley. Johnny graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and went on to serve his country in the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Piedmont. He attended Texas A&M University. Johnny loved music and he was an avid guitar player. He loved to read and had a special gift writing poetry. He was a Baptist by faith.

He was preceded in death by his father J.C. Lindley and a brother Jimmie Lindley.

Survivors include his mother Clarene Lindley, sisters; Ann Boggs and her husband C.L. of Granbury, Sharon Wright and her husband Randy of Austin, nieces; Jade Rolison, Rebekah Swartz, nephews; Canyon Lindley, Chris Wright, Timothy Wright and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Canyon Lindley, Chris Wright, Tim Wright, Jason Rolison, Cooper Rolison, Kyle Swartz, Will Bordelon and Jetty Wright.

Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday evening from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church “Building Fund” 225 Lovers Lane, Athens, Texas 75751 or to a charity of your choice.

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