Robert Harold Lindsey, 74, went to be with our Heavenly Father on April 24, 2023, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on September 12, 1948, to parents Maurice and Francis Lewis Lindsey. Robert attended Stamps High School in Stamps, AR and SAU Southern Arkansas University formerly known as Southern State College in Magnolia, AR. After attending SAU, Robert worked for the Cotton Belt Railroad (later Union Pacific) as a locomotive engineer, and this became his lifelong career. Robert was a former Local Chairman of the BLET Division 858 (Cotton Belt) at Pine Bluff, AR. He served on the Southwest Convention Committee. Robert was involved in numerous projects including getting disability insurance nationally and served on many committees. He was the Legislative Representative of NARVE Unit 116 and was a proud retired member of the Locomotive Engineers and Attainment. Robert’s opinion was highly valued in the union for which he so proudly served.
Robert loved going to Hot Springs, watching the horses at the track, hitting the casinos (quite lucky on those slots), cruising on the lake, watching sports, and spending time with his family and friends. Most of all, Robert loved cooking. He was an excellent chef and spent most of his time in the kitchen or standing by a meat smoker. Anyone who visited Robert’s house knew to come hungry and would leave with a full belly, jars of homemade jelly and other personally canned goods, and with multiple to-go plates.
Robert was a proud husband, father, father-in-law, son, brother, Granddaddy, and friend. He loved his wife Donna wholeheartedly and was a fantastic father to his daughter Stacy. There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them and his son-in- law Mike, or his grandson, Alex. If anyone needed him, he was on his way it didn’t matter the time of day or night. He was a protector and took that job very seriously up until his last breath.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Donna Lindsey; his daughter, Stacy Anne Lindsey; son-in-law, Michael (Mike) Graff; his grandson, Michael Alexander (Alex); sister, Linda Eades; and brother, Ronnie Lindsey (Sherry). Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Francis Lindsey, and grandparents, Lloyd and Effie Lewis.
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 10:00am with funeral service starting at 11:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Graveside will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 12:00pm at Lakeside Cemetery in Stamps, Arkansas.
Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at www.anaturalstatefuneralservice.com