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Feb. 21, 1930-Jan. 31, 2013

Wilfred Daffron Lindley, 82, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Howell Funeral Home and Crematory in Goldsboro. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Princeton.

Mr. Lindley was born in Chatham County on Feb. 21, 1930, to the late Leverett and Dixie Woody Lindley. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Lindley retired from Americal Corporation and was an avid fisherman and wood worker.

He is survived by two daughters, Pamela Bryant and husband, Nick, of Kinston and Dawn Crumpler and husband, Steve, of Goldsboro; one brother, Lester Lindley and wife, Jean, of Knightdale; one sister, Virginia Buckner and husband, Bobby, of Pittsboro; grandchildren, Jason Bryant and wife, Kellan, and Will Bryant all of Kinston, Derek Crumpler of Colorado and Adam Crumpler of Goldsboro; a great-grandson, Conner Bryant of Kinston; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, Pam Howard, Pearl Hinson, Shirley Cooksey and Ernestine Hardee.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Lindley was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jessie Thrift Lindley, who passed away Jan. 20, 2013, and his brother, Donnie Lindley.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, Feb. 5, 2013, from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at Howell Funeral Home and other times at the home of his daughter, Dawn Crumpler.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be directed to Hanks Chapel Christian Church, 125 Hanks Loop Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Light a candle at www.howellfuneral.com.


Published in Obituaries on February 3, 2013 11:06 AM