Cover photo for Gerald  Lindsey's Obituary
Gerald  Lindsey Profile Photo
1933 Gerald 2023

Gerald Lindsey

July 1, 1933 — September 21, 2023

A “Good Man” in his 90th year, ascended into heaven. He was healed from his dementia and bone cancer.

Gerald Glenn Lindsey was born July 1, 1933 to the late J.D. and Ruth Chapman Lindsey in the Alexis Community, in Cherokee County, Alabama. After enjoying a typical Alabama Country boyhood with cousins and siblings, his father moved the family across the state line to Cave Spring, Georgia and opened the family business, Lindsey’s Cave Spring Hardware on “Broad Street”. Gerald, now, had jobs working for his Dad, running a PURE Oil service station and graduating C.S. High School in 1952. Some years later, he went to his Dad and talked with him learning to become a Die Maker. Naturally, Jay gave Gerald his blessings and wished a good future in a successful venture. This began his next 40 years towards becoming a skilled journeyman die maker and corrector second to none. He began with Dixie Aluminum, M.V. Anderson, Alcon and Profile Extrusion. Afternoons he continued to run Cattle on his farm in Floyd County along the Little Cedar Creek.

Gerald was preceded in death by all his siblings and their wives and husband: Dewell (Martha Kay), Sheldon (Sylbil), Wayne (Mary), Reba Mason (Dennis) and Earlgene Lindsey; 2 nephews, Gary and John Lindsey and step-granddaughter, Lawrey Terry Boyd; step-daughter, Thelma Best Terry; step-son, Larry Best; and Elaine Jones Best (the mother of her children, who called him “Honey” and loved him from the beginning and he them).

Gerald is survived by his wife of 23 years, Reba Dempsey Ciliax. She and Elaine blessed Gerald with Step-Children, DeLona Best (Billy) Simms, Sandra Acker Best, Danny Terry, Pamela (Steve Guthrie), Joni (Rick Nelson); seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. A great loving family!

He was long time member and faithfully attended, until his health made it impossible, The Oak Hill Church of Christ on the HILL off Martha Berry Hwy.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Oak Hill Church of Christ of Rome with Ministers Michael Ferris, Ron Vick, and Lucian Harris officiating. David Newby will lead congregational singing. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens with Minister Steve Murdock officiating.

Pallbearers will include Britt Simms, Hunter Nelson, James "Bubba" Boyd, Dave Simms, Evan Simms, and Major Holder.

The family will receive friends Monday afternoon from 12:00 noon until the funeral hour at Oak Hill Church of Christ.

The family has requested that flowers please be omitted and memorial donation be made to Georgia AGAPE, 3094 Mercer University Dr., Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30341. 

A “Good Man” has left us to be with His God!!

Alvis Miller & Son Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Gerald Glenn Lindsey.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gerald Lindsey, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, September 25, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Monday, September 25, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 34

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree