Patrick Alan Lindsay
Patrick Alan Lindsay

January 12, 1950 - October 2, 2018
Born in Willard, Ohio
Resided in Waycross, Georgia
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Mr. Patrick Alan Lindsay, 68, died Tuesday (October 2, 2018) at his residence in Dixie Union.

He was born in Willard, OH but had lived in the Waycross area less than 10 years. Pat attended secondary schools in Satellite Beach and Merritt Island, Florida. After graduation, he applied for and was accepted into the Army Aviation Program. He was an Army Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam with over 800 hours of combat duty and was awarded the Bronze Star, National Defense Service, Vietnam Service and Vietnam Campaign medals in addition to Army Aviator Badge. Upon release from Active Duty in 1972, he served in the National Guard for three years. This service was the foundation for Pat's lifelong devotion to and work with Veterans.

After conclusion of military service, Pat worked as a pilot in several positions, including crop duster, chief pilot for a medical group, and off shore pilot for oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.

He then returned to college and earned a Bachelor and Masters in Social Work at the University of Kentucky. Pat became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker after clinical training at the Cooper Veteran's Center Administration Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky in the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program. He then served in professional positions in Lexington, Kentucky before relocating to Minot, North Dakota. His professional experience included serving as a Mental Health Clinician, Clinical Supervisor and Manager and Program Director.

In North Dakota, he was employed by the University of Minot as an instructor in the Social Work program and also created the first nationwide computer list serve for Veterans and their families who were impacted by Agent Orange. Pat eventually returned to Orlando, Florida and became a Program Manager for Volunteers of America of Florida, where he worked for over ten years to build rehabilitation programs for homeless veterans in Cocoa and Key West, Florida.

Pat retired at age 63 to Waycross, Georgia, his mother's hometown, where he spent many summers as a child. He settled on a five-acre homestead that he carved from the forest, where he grew vegetables, grapes, and raised a bevy of cats.

Pat's hobbies were many and eclectic, including fishing, hunting, metal detecting, gardening, antique collecting and tinkering with and inventing numerous mechanical devices. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his lifelong love of learning, and his ability to entertain everyone around him with his jokes and raconteur skills.

Mr. Lindsay was a son of the late William Glade Lindsay and Jeanette Jordan Lindsay.

He is survived by two daughters, Heather Jean Unger (Daryl) and Gretchen Ann Grenz (Micah); eight grandchildren, Michael Scott Boldizar, Steven Cory Boldizar, William Lee Sedelmeyer, Matthew Kyle Unger, Kaitlyn Madison Grenz, Paige Miriam Grenz, Emma Linden Grenz, and Benjamin Shea Grenz; a brother, Phillip Lindsay (Theresa); two nephews, Todd Lindsay and Dustin Lindsay; his girlfriend, Wanda Jennings; and his former wives, Susan Lindsay Roberts, Dr. Liza Levy, and Elizabeth Vicknair Lindsay.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday (October 6, 2018) at Hephzibah Cemetery in Dixie Union. The family will be receiving friends Saturday at Music Funeral Home from 12 until 1 o’clock.

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Music Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation
Music Funeral Home
1503 Tebeau St.
Waycross, GA United States 31501
Saturday, October 6, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Service
Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery
Hephzibah Church Rd.
Dixie Union, GA US 31503
Saturday, October 6, 2018
2:00 PM
Burial
Hephzibah Baptist Church Cemetery
Hephzibah Church Rd.
Dixie Union, GA US 31503
Saturday, October 6, 2018
2:00 PM