Doug was born in Leavenworth, Kan., to Alvey Percy and Calla Rene (Mathy) Lindsey. He graduated from Washington High School, Kansas City, Kan., in 1961. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the US Navy and proudly served his country for 25 years. When stationed in Albuquerque N.M., he met and married the love of his life, Rosemary (Messier) Lindsey. Two daughters, April and Joni, were born in 1964 and 1965.
During his career in the Armed Forces, he served with honor, integrity and always, always, did the very best in everything he did. This is a virtue that Doug instilled in all of those around him, throughout his life. Early in his career, he served in the Vietnam War and completed tours on the USS Midway and the USS Kittyhawk specializing in aviation radar and sonar electronics, eventually retiring as a Command Master Chief with the highest honors, on May 31, 1986.
In 2003 Doug and Rosemary moved to Ava, Mo. Doug was a Christian and a very straight forward and simple military man who fiercely loved and was always there for his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvey Percy Lindsey.
Doug is survived by his wife, Rosemary Lindsey, Ava, Mo.; two daughters, April Myler and husband, Joe, Holland, Mich., and Joni Lindsey and Debbie Vesco, Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Stephen Myler and wife Caitlin, D. Scott Myler and R.J. Myler all of Holland Mich.; two great-grandchildren, Jaiden and Colton Myler, Holland Mich.; his mother, Calla Rene Carter Mathy, Gainesville, Mo.; one sister, Georgia Raydene Leser, Ava, Mo.; three nieces, Kim Sullivan and Rocky, Gainesville, Mo., Karla Eslinger and David, Wasola, Mo., and Jamie Dorum and David, Lakeside, Ariz.; and nephew Jeff Lamar, Gainesville, Mo.; and many other relatives and friends throughout the county.
A family viewing was held on Monday, June 4, with Navy honors. Memorials may be made to DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.