Virgil "Bud" Lindsey

1912 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Virgil "Bud" Lindsey March 7, 1912 - September 10, 2012 Virgil "Bud" Lindsey has "taken the train to Glory". "Bud", as he was known to his friends and family, celebrated his 100th Birthday in March of this year in the Recreation room of Columbus Estates Retirement Home where he has lived for 10 years. Bud left home at the age of 14, "riding the rails" HOBO-style from Missouri to Colorado to find one of his brothers and work in the coal mines. During the next several years he worked the mines in various states finally staying in California. Though he didn't go further than the 4th grade in school, he became an apprentice electrician, advancing in that profession and finally became the head electrician for Kern County School District, retiring at age 60 after two heart attacks. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping/RV'ing, and horseshoes, as well as "tinkering" in his workshop. He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters; 4 wives. Bud is survived by his two stepsons, Marion (aka Mike) Drewry and wife Denise, and Bob Drewry and wife Penny; two grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews; and his faithful little dog, Harvey. Special thanks to Bud's very caring caregivers, Juanita Lucatero and Bertha Ferguson. Visitation is Friday, September 21 from noon to 2 p.m.; with a Chapel service at 2:00 p.m., at Greenlawn Memorial Mortuary, 3700 River Blvd. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 18, 2012
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