Mr. Kenneth C. Lindsey, 86, of Decatur, AL, formerly of Coldwater, MS, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018, in Decatur. Shelton Funeral Home assisted the family with local arrangements. Ray-Nowell Funeral Home - Senatobia Chapel is in charge of Mississippi arrangements.
Kenneth was born on August 16, 1931, to the late Nettie Leigh Sartain Lindsey and Chloae Lindsey. Mr. Lindsey was a member of First Baptist Church in Coldwater, MS where he served his Lord as head Deacon for over 20 years. He dedicated his life to bettering the lives of others through his faith, his mentoring young athletes, and his career in education. Mr. Lindsey retired as a Vice-President from Northwest Mississippi Community College. His love for basketball was evident as he was inducted into the Northeast Mississippi Community College Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.
Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving family which includes his two daughters, Deborah Ann Steen (Chuck) of Franklin, TN, and Keneille Lindsey Barton of Decatur, AL; four grandchildren, Lindsey Steen, Elliott Steen, Khristen Price, and Nathanael Cox; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Tays Lindsey, his parents, one brother, one sister, and one grandchild, Sean Cox.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Coldwater, MS with Rev. Bob Maddux and Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Magnolia Cemetery in Coldwater. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to service at the church.
Serving as pallbearers will be members of his 1963 undefeated high school state championship basketball team.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 347, Coldwater, MS 38618.