Paul R. Lindsey Sr., 87, Duncansville, passed away after a brief illness Saturday at Altoona Regional surrounded by family.
He was born in Foot of Ten, son of the late Tolbert Elder and Mamie G. (Smith) Lindsey. He married Martha J. Glunt on Nov. 10, 1944.
Surviving are his wife, Marty, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage; a daughter, Kim E. Evans and husband, William; a son, P. Roger Jr. and wife, Donna, all of Duncansville; three grandchildren: Matthew Evans and wife, Danielle, Tanya Glass and husband, Chris, and Tessa Lindsey; and four great-grandchildren: Sage, Reese, Jared and Cayden.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Misti Evans and Jared Lindsey; and three brothers: Eugene, Tolbert and Charles.
Paul was a 1943 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Company A, 38th Armored Infantry Battalion, and received the Purple Heart on April 8, 1945, in Germany. Paul was an antique refinisher and a partner in Lindsey Bus Line, where he drove for more than 40 years. He served as a justice of the peace in his home for eight years.
Paul was a life member of Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a member of Juniata Lodge 282, Free and Accepted Masons, where he served as master in 1962. He was a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Altoona, and a sponsor of Blair County Golden Games for seniors.
Paul enjoyed his grandchildren, gardening and bowling, especially with the VA bowling league for 45 years. He also enjoyed playing horseshoes and was president and a 25-year member of the Blair County Horseshoe League.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013, where a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m., and 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, April 19, 2013, with military honors by the Blair County Veteran's Honor Guard, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, Pastor Rich Morris officiating. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hicks Memorial United Methodist Church, Duncansville, or the Pennsylvania Humane Society.