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1932 – 2019


Henry Franklin Lindley Jr. passed on to eternal life March 18, 2019, at 86-years-old. He was born March 19, 1932, in Navasota, Texas, to Henry F. Lindley Sr. and Anna Lartigue Conoly Lindley.

Henry’s father founded the Lindley Funeral Home in 1930, where Henry was born and grew up.

He graduated from Navasota High School in 1949 and was always a staunch Rattler! He cherished his boyhood friends and classmates from those days.

Henry and his family were always members of the First United Methodist Church, where the annual Lindley Family Reunion is held. He was the patriarch of the family and organized the reunion for many years. The family will miss his adoring smiles and hugs as they walk through the doors.

He married the love of his life, Jeanette Elizabeth Reimers, Aug. 30, 1958, in Houston Texas. In his own words, “the crowning joy to our marriage came Oct. 14, 1959, when our daughter Anita Jeanette Lindley was born.”

Henry received a BA degree in Liberal Arts from Texas A&M in 1954. He then served in the U.S. Army for two years. In 1961, he completed his MA degree in Educational Administration at A&M. In 1956, he started his 37 year career with the Houston ISD, serving as a high school English Teacher, high school Assistant Principal and retiring as the Executive Director of the HISD Special Education Department.

Henry was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Houston for 50 years, where he served in many capacities. He was also a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas as a descendant of Samuel Lindley and Charles B. Stewart. He was very active and held numerous offices in the Houston Association of Retired Teachers.

Henry is predeceased by both parents and his sister, Virginia Lindley Ford.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanette Elizabeth Lindley; his loving daughter, Anita J Lindley; and by several nieces, nephews, cousins and an extended Lindley family that adored him.

His celebration of life was held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in his name to St. Matthews United Methodist Church, 4300 N Shepherd Dr., Houston. Texas 77018.