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John Walter Lindley Sr. was born July 22, 1922 at Pauls Valley, OK, to Margaret Hoover and Jesse Tyree and died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at The Springs in Muskogee, OK.
John grew up around Holdenville, OK, and lived in the country. He was an excellent gardener. John served his country in the U. S. Army during World War II and was a decorated combat veteran. Upon discharge from military service, he attended Oklahoma University and was always an avid OU fan.
On April 4, 1949 he married Della Pauline White in Drumright, OK. They had two sons and three daughters.
John lived most of his adult life in Tulsa, OK, where he was employed by McDonald-Douglas and RCA Service Company as a radio communication technician. He was of the Baptist faith.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Tyree and Margaret Hoover; son, David Lindley; and two brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline; son, John Walter Lindley Jr. and wife, Barbara; three daughters, Paula Imhoff and husband, Steven, Loretta Bower and husband, Kirk, Deborah Dolph and husband, Dorian; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Eastern Heights Baptist Church in Muskogee, OK, with Reverend Darren Wallace and Brother Dave Kelly officiating. Bruce Imhoff, John Shadwick, Martie Martin, Chad Morrison, Steve Carpenter, and Jim Carpenter will serve as Pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be John Edwards, Sam Whitley, and Jerry Hill. Burial will be in Flynn Cemetery in Cushing, OK, under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee, OK.
Published on February 9, 2017
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