Thomas A. Lindsey

by | Dec 21, 2016 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Thomas Aaron Lindsey, 95, died in his home in Virginia Beach on December 4, 2016 surrounded by loving friends and family.

A World War II and Navy Veteran born in Chicago, Thomas, the son of David and Tillie Lindsey, met his loving wife of 65 years Edith Gordon Lindsey while stationed in Norfolk before being deployed in Europe and the African Continents for four years. Upon conclusion of the War, Lindsey married Edith and resided in the Norfolk area where he was a real estate developer and contractor.

Mr. Lindsey is survived by his three children, David Lindsey of Virginia Beach; Janet Lindsey Klayton of Oakton, Va.; and Sharon Lindsey of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mr. Lindsey was a member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, an accomplished artist, musician, photographer and composer, having composed the Azalea Waltz for the Norfolk Azalea festival during the 1960’s. Prior to the War, Mr. Lindsey was a reporter and photographer for the Herald American newspaper in Chicago.

Funeral services were held at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. in Norfolk with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Donations to Beth Sholom Home and Jewish Family Service in Virginia Beach, as well as the Kempsville Volunteer EMT Rescue Squad.