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Abe Murray Lindsey

Abe Murray “Chuck”Lindsey was born on December 8,1961 to Georgia Mae McHenry Lindsey in Tampa, Florida. He passed away September 26, 2017 at James Haley VAMC in Tampa, Florida. He is preceded in death by mother Georgia Mae McHenry Lindsey, brother Robert C. Lindsey Sr (Lena)
and niece Cecelia Latoya Watts.

He leaves behind to cherish memories of his loving and generous spirit, six sisters, Maxine Sims (Jerome) Virginia White (Freddie), Loretta Burns (Bobby) ,Bobbie Anderson (William), Helen Johnson( Brett) and Carolyn McHenry.


Three stepsons Carl, Johnny, and Jarmon. Nephews and Nieces Jerome Sims Jr. (Sandra), Latrice Sims,
Latasha Sims, LeAnthony Hastings (Jodie), Robert Lindsey Jr.(Heather), Sherman Henderson, Melynda
Allen (Kelvin), Robin Rogers, Rita Hugabrook ,Thomas Calhoun, Mark Singleton, Ebony Lawton
(Tawaski) Robert Burns, Kenneth Burns, Kamil Anderson, William Anderson Jr , Jillian H. Johnson,
Marlow Blair (Senta), Robin Watts and Elijah Plair, scores of grand nieces and nephews including Rhema, KJ ,Zia, Jerome Sims III, Tony, Aaliegha, Shimiyah, Sherman, Jahari, TJ, Brianna, Terrell, Alexandra ,De Jhazay, Derrick, Danielle, Leona, Leaujanea, Maelynn, Tommi , Senta, Walter, Jonta’e ,Trevion, and Nathanial. Cousin and moving partner, Alonzo Hagins, McHenry family members and numerous coworkers at Mosaic Fertilizer Plant.


He was a member of the Temple Crest Church of Christ, Tampa, Florida. He worked for 17 years at The Mosaic Company in Riverview, FL after retiring from the United States Army. A product of the Hillsborough County Public Schools, Chuck began school at Gorrie Elementary and graduated from Howard W. Blake High School, Tampa, Florida in 1981. He worked for City Plaza in downtown Tampa for one year, then he enlisted in the US Army.

Military Career

Chuck’s military career began in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. His duty stations included Demilitarized Zone
Korea, Ft. Benning, GA, Schofield, Hawaii, and Operation Desert Storm/Shield war zone.

Awards and Decorations

His accommodations and medals include: Bronze Service Star, Army Achievement Medals (2), Good
Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service
Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon Expert Marksmanship Badge(2). After leaving the Army, he relished his roles of son, brother and uncle. Though he was reserved with people outside of his family, he was always amenable to a good board game-any board game, but especially Monopoly (ask Jarmon, Johnny or Carl). The Miami Dolphins were his passion from a child throughout his years in the service and during retirement.

Personal Qualities

His favorite job was as chauffeur for his Mama. He dutifully drove his mother to pay bills, shop for
groceries and clothing shopping. He faithfully continued to chauffeur her to medical appointments until
her final hospitalization and death in 2012. Though the mortal coils of his earthly tabernacle has been
shuttered, loved ones remaining behind celebrate the gifts of generosity, love, and holiday cheer he freely shared with all of us. He loved the festivities and foods of the holidays. Every Christmas Chuck took his Mama shopping for the largest, freshest turkey they could find. The two of them then spent the following week shopping for the highest quality ingredients for the side dishes. He insisted on purchasing the largest Honey Baked Ham Mama’s oven could hold.

Though his last days were tough, the family support he received, especially from his nephews, showed him the tremendous love and appreciation we have for what he has given all of us.

Special Thanks

The family of Abe would like to express our gratitude to the professionals at James Haley VAMC that
supported Abe in his courageous “fight against the dying of the light”. With special thanks to Dr. Salas  Fellow from Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and primary physician Dr. Vo as well as the Life Path Hospice and James Haley VAMC Palliative Care Hospice unit.


Final Taps Will be Played for retired Sergeant Abe Murray Lindsey on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 1:30
p.m. at Bay Pines National Cemetery in Bay Pines, Florida.

Services to be administered by Veterans Funeral Care of Clearwater, FL.

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