Frankie “Durell” Lindsey of Opelika, was born in Tallapoosa County on Nov. 16, 1950 and passed away at his home surrounded by family on Aug. 24, 2021. He was 70 years old.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. He never met a stranger and loved talking to people. His favorite past time was fishing, and he proudly served his country in the Army and fought in the Vietnam War. He retired after 25 years of working for the Coca-Cola Company.

He attended Eastside Emmanuel Holiness Church.

Durell was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Inez and Hubert Monroe “Jack” Lindsey; brothers, Hubert Michael “Mike” Lindsey, Byron Wayne Lindsey; sisters, Martha Dale Lindsey, Jane Spivey.

Durell is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Joyce Lindsey; children, Felicia (Chan) Wood, Heather (Robert) Lindsey/Ferrebee, Lee Lindsey, Laura (Bobby) Riddle, Jill (Matthew) Sanders, and Ethan Lindsey; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; brother, Billy (Linda) Lindsey; sister, Debbie (Edward) Harper.

Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 27, 2021 at Eastside Emmanuel Holiness Church from 5 to  7 p.m.

Funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 at Eastside Emmanuel Holiness Church with Reverend Jackie Prickett officiating. Interment followed at Garden Hills Cemetery.