Herman Franklin “Sonny” Lindsey was born March 7, 1942 in Cleveland Mississippi to the late Frank Lindsey and the late Ella Mae Holland.

His life was full of chances and risks. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1961 and was honorably discharged in 1965. He also served as a police officer in Lordsburg, New Mexico, deputy at the Grant County Sheriffs Office, chief of police in Central (now Santa Clara) New Mexico, worked for Phelps Dodge Corporation (now Free Port McMoran) in Tyrone, New Mexico, corrections officer in Clifton, Tennessee for CoreCivic and retired from corrections from the State of Mississippi. His love for wearing the badge gave him and his family pride each day he walked out the door to keep both them and the public safe from harm.

He always put his wife and daughters before himself. He was a selfless man who made sure his “girls” as he referred to them had everything they needed and put himself last.

He is survived by his wife Myrtie; daughters Anita Jo Anderson, Christine Chapman, Katherine Lindsey and Patricia LaChar; brothers Charles Wesley, and Bobby Mason; sisters Anita Bishop, Vicki Bright, and Patricia Martinez; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cousins, uncles, and aunts.

He departed this earth April 19,2019 to be reunited with the Lord at his home in Lakeside. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1520 N. Church Lane in Lakeside with Bishop Grant Burgess officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the United States Navy Honor Guard and the Show Low American Legion Post 76.

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