Alvey Douglas "Doug" Lindsey,
Retired Master Chief, Ava, MO
Alvey Douglas Lindsey, 68, born on November 8, 1943, passed away at home, on May 31, 2012.
Doug was born in Leavenworth, KS to Alvey Percy and Calla Rene (Mathy) Lindsey. He graduated from Washington High School, Kansas City, KS 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.
Doug was preceded in death by his father, Alvey Percy Lindsey.
Doug is survived by his wife, Rosemary Lindsey, Ava, MO, two daughters, April Myler & husband, Joe, Holland, MI and Joni Lindsey and Debbie Vesco, Phoenix, AZ, three grandchildren, Stephen Myler & wife Caitlin, D. Scott Myler and R.J. Myler all of Holland MI, two great grandchildren, Jaiden and Colton Myler, Holland MI, his mother, Calla Rene Carter Mathy, Gainesville, MO, one sister, Georgia Raydene Leser, Ava, MO, three nieces, Kim Sullivan & Rocky, Gainesville, MO, Karla Eslinger & David, Wasola, MO, Jamie Dorum and David, Lakeside, AZ and nephew Jeff Lamar, Gainesville, MO and many other relatives and friends throughout the county.
Memorials may be made to DAV (Disabled American Veterans). Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO.