George Smith LINDSEY

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LINDSEY, George Smith A Memorial service for George Smith Lindsey of Nashville, TN will be held Friday at 4 p.m., with visitation from 2-4 p.m., at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN. Born in Fairfield, AL on December 17, 1928 and raised in Jasper, AL, Lindsey died in Nashville, TN on May 6, 2012. A graduate of Florence State Teachers College (now the University of North Alabama), and the American Theater Wing, Lindsey served in the United States Air Force. He went on to a long and successful career in show business, in which he was best known as lovable mechanic, Goober Pyle on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Mayberry R.F.D.", and for two decades on "Hee Haw." He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice Smith Lindsey and George Ross Lindsey. Survivors include son, George Lindsey, Jr. of Woodland Hills, CA; daughter, Camden Jo Lindsey Gardner, her husband Russell, and their sons, Carson Cole Gardner and Andrew Liam Gardner, all of Valencia, CA; a cousin, Rebecca Weber of Gadsden, AL; his dear companion of many years, Anne Wilson of Nashville, TN; and longtime booking agent and friend, Carrie Moore-Reed of Nashville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Special Olympics Alabama, 880 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL 36104; UNA Foundation, with a designation to the George Lindsey Film and Digital Media Scholarship, UNA Box 5113, Florence, AL 35632-0001; or another .

Published in The Tennessean on May 9, 2012
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