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Bobby Gene Lindsey

October 27, 1948 ~ October 26, 2020 (age 71)


Bobby Gene Lindsey, 71, of Madisonville, KY passed away on Monday, October 26, 2020.

He was born in Paris, TN on October 27, 1948 to the late JP and Lorene Lindsey. 

Mr. Lindsey was a member of Pritchett’s Chapel in Madisonville, KY; was a Vietnam veteran having served with the United States Army 101st Airborne division; and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a Rizpah Shriner; a Mason who was a member of Hanson Masonic Lodge No. 766; and was a Kentucky Colonel.  Mr. Lindsey enjoyed fishing, music, and building drag race cars. He was an avid drag racer with Lindsey Racing; and was known as the “Wheelchair Express”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnne Lindsey in 2012; and two brothers: Hunter Lindsey and Douglas Lindsey.

Mr. Lindsey is survived by his wife, Marsha Lindsey of Madisonville, KY; four children: Brenda Parfrey and her husband, Tim, of Marion, IL, Melissa Martin and her husband, Tim, of Dawson Springs, KY, Rebecca Shadwick and her husband, Jimmy, of Beech Grove, KY, and Rick Korzenborn and his wife, Lynn, of Rabbit Ridge, KY; eight grandchildren: Lindsey, Bobby, Wendy, Lori, Ashton, Jessica, Katie, and Kelly; and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be private with Rev. Steve Terry officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Hopkins County Honor Guard will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens in Madisonville.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children.

Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington, KY is in charge of the arrangements.

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3300 Hanson Rd., Madisonville KY 42431

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