Lindy Clarence Ellason, was born in Liberty Hill, Texas on November 5, 1931. At his home, surrounded by loved ones, he went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on April 24, 2014, after a brief battle with cancer. |
Lindy is survived by his loving wife Sylvia Dixson Ellason of 44 years, nieces Sharon Ciccarelli and husband Steven, Linda Arbuckle and husband Gene, Shirley Smith, Vicki Morton and husband Wes, nephews Chris Conklin and wife Penny, Bolten Linden, Ric Jones and wife Michelle, sister-in-law Deanna Staples, together with many great-nephews and nieces.
Lindy served in the Navy onboard the USS Essex during the Korean War. He was retired from Biehl International after 47 years of employment.
Lindy was a giant among his peers. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the fishing world such as Ray Scott, Earl Bentz, Doug Hannon and several Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioners, 2 very dedicated executive directors and several different TPWD Inland fisheries personnel. Lindy has been a very integral part of founding (S.M.A.R.T.) Sensible Management of Aquatic Resources, (T.B.B.U.) Texas Black Bass Unlimited, (T.O.P.S.) Texas Outdoor Partners and had supported (T.A.B.C.) Texas Association of Bass Clubs for many years. Lindy supported the Texas State Bass Tournament for over 40 years. He helped to start the Two of Us Bass Club in 1972 and continued to be an active member until his death. To say the least Lindy gave back in so many ways to our fishermen and fisheries in this great state of Texas for so long.
He was preceded in death by his brother Shelton, and sisters Joan Linden and Norma Conklin.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 30th at 2:00 P.M., followed by a memorial service at 3:00 at Klein Funeral Home, 9719 Wortham Blvd., Houston, TX. Interment will be on Friday, May 2nd at 2:00 P.M. at the Rodgers Cemetery, 908 N. Little School Rd., Kennedale, TX 76060.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the
or charitable organization of your choice.
Published in Houston Chronicle from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2014