Dr. G. Dean Lindsey, DVM
80, of Carmel, passed from this life July 26, 2013. He was born September 25, 1932 in Urbana, MO to the late Frost and Elsie Howard Lindsey.
Dean graduated from Urbana (MO) High School, and farmed for one year. He enrolled at the University of Missouri, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He was a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity.
Dr. Lindsey married the love of his life, Ruth A. Alexander, September 27, 1958.
Dr. Lindsey served two years with the Commissioned Corps of the U. S. Public Health Service Center for Disease Control. He also spent 30 years working for Elanco Animal Health, a Division of Eli Lilly & Co., retiring in 1993.
Dr. Lindsey served as President of what is now known as the American Association of Public and Corporate Veterinarians and was named Industrial Veterinarian of the Year. He was Founder and Charter President of the Indianapolis Interfaith Hospitality Network/Family Promise, which provides hospitality to homeless families in cooperation with approximately 30 Indianapolis congregations. A member of the Broad Ripple Sertoma Club, he served as President one year, was named Sertoman of the Year, and was granted the "Service to Mankind" Award. He also served as President of the Carmel-Clay Educational Foundation. Dr. Lindsey was very active at Carmel United Methodist Church for 47 years, serving in a number of leadership roles. In addition, he was a participating member of the Indianapolis Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Visitation will be Wednesday, July 31, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Carmel United Methodist Church, 621 S. Range Line Road. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 1, at 10:30 a.m. at the church with Rev. Greg McGarvey and Rev. Jack King officiating.
Dean is survived by his loving wife of nearly 55 years, Ruth A. Lindsey; devoted children, Neal Dean Lindsey and Leah Ruth Cannon, husband Jeffrey; three grandchildren, Colton Jeffrey, Dean William, and Declan James Cannon; a sister, Irma F. Camp; and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Howard F. and Henry W. Lindsey; and two sisters, Mary E. Armstrong and Mildred L. Davidson, preceded Dean in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Interfaith Hospitality Network; Carmel United Methodist Church; NAMI Indianapolis; or Broad Ripple Sertoma Club.
Final care and arrangements are entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel , 9900 Allisonville Road. http://www.shirleybrothers.com