H.J. (Lindy) Linduff went to be with his Lord on Monday, January 25, 2021, after a long and valiant struggle with Alzheimer’s, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 17, 1933 in Tecumseh, Oklahoma to Howard Joshua and Ila Linduff. He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1952 and married the love of his life, Marilyn Montgomery, on October 2, 1953. They moved to Texas in 1956, where he was employed at General Dynamics in Fort Worth and graduated from Arlington State College, now UT Arlington. They moved from Grand Prairie to Hurst in 1964, where they raised their four children – Paula, Kent, Patti and Danny.
Lindy and Marilyn are members of North Pointe Baptist Church in Hurst. He was a faithful deacon and children’s Sunday School teacher at Bellevue Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Hurst. Dad had a big heart for children and volunteered his time and financial resources to Cook Children’s Hospital. He was honored for his 2200 hours of volunteer work from 1999-2012 at a ceremony at Bass Hall. He valued education and after working so hard to earn his own college degree, made sure that all of the children in his extended family had the opportunity to pursue higher education. In his sixties, he took classes at TCC. Dad also made time to coach both of his boys’ baseball teams and play on the softball team at FBC Hurst.
Lindy retired from Bell Helicopter in 1999 after 27 years as a mechanical engineer. He also owned and operated Lindy’s Air Conditioning and Heating Co. in Hurst for 35 years. He loved gardening, purple martins and travel. His garden kept his friends and customers in fresh produce and his bird houses welcomed scores of purple martins each year. His most cherished trip was to Lindau, Germany, where he visited the apple orchards of his ancestors. He was a proud Okie and was never without a OU baseball cap.
Lindy is predeceased by his parents, his son Danny, his daughter-in-law Linda and his brother Charles. He is survived by his beloved wife Marilyn, daughter Paula Cole and her husband Dale, daughter Patti West, son Kent Linduff , and daughter-in-law Charlene Linduff. He was the proud grandfather of nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Doris Blakley, and his brother, Carl Linduff, and was much loved by numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and friends.
Because Dad loved each sunset, a graveside service will be provided by Forest Ridge Funeral Home and held at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park on Monday, February 1 at 5:00 pm. For the safety of all, CDC protocols for low risk smaller outdoor, in-person services will be followed – individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, wear masks, do not share objects, and come from the same local area. We welcome you to join in our celebration of a life well lived by joining the live-streamed service through the Forest Ridge FaceBook page. Also, please share a memory of dad on the Forest Ridge Funeral Home website tribute wall on his obituary page. www.forestridge-fh.com
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to his beloved Cook Children’s Medical Center at – cookchildrens.org / support us / make a donation now / in memory of H.J. Linduff / please notify the following individual of my memorial gift – Marilyn Linduff, 131 E. Redbud Dr, Hurst, TX 76053.
His Lord said to him, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23
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