HERMON AND HAMPDEN - Richard A. "Dick" Lindsey, Sr., 81, died peacefully July 25, 2014 with family by his side at a Bangor Hospital. He was born in Hermon, March 2, 1933, a son of Virgil W. and Estelle M (Brown) Lindsey.
He attended Hermon Schools, and he served in the United States Air Force as part of the Air Police during the Korean Conflict. Following the service, he returned to Hampden and began a long career in the construction trade as a Master Carpenter eventually forming Lindsey Builders. He was an inventor and builder, he could take any idea and make it into something of worth. He was a hardworking man, dedicated husband and family man, and enjoyed time spent with the family at Hermon Pond. Past Master of Eastern Star Grange Number 1 and a member of the Hermon Mystic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, music, puttering, painting and was a creative artist and was musically inclined and enjoyed the guitar, banjo, organ, and singing. He also enjoyed car racing, restoring, and tinkering on cars with his son. He was an avid snowmobiler and a past member of Hampden Snowmobile club.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years Ernestine "Tena" (Collins) Lindsey; three children, Debora "Dub"Lindsey-Melvin and her husband, Dennis of Hermon; Richard "Dick" Lindsey Jr. and wife, Deborah of Wasilla, Alaska, and Lori "Lulu" Worcester and her husband, Donald Jr. of Hermon; five grandchildren, Crissia Fettig and her husband, Bill of Hermon, Billy Baxter and his wife, Joanna of Ft. Hood, TX, Meghan Porter of Hampden, Morgan Porter of Hampden, Donnie Worcester III of Hampden; four great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Alexander Fettig, Amarianna, and Lindsey-Joe Hodgdon; "adopted grandchildren" Brandy and Juliette; several nieces and nephews and his special little twinkle. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses of the Cardiac Care Unit at Eastern Maine Medical Center for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Dick and the entire family.
A celebration of Dick Lindsey's life will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday at the Hampden-Gilpatrick Funeral Home, 45 Western Ave., Hampden, where friends may gather from 1 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401 or visit www.bangorhumane.org