Bobby Ray Lindley

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ABILENE - Bobby Ray Lindley 85 of Abilene, died May 21, 2018. He was born in Colorado City, to Roy Peircen and Ida Mae Lindley on May 6, 1933. He lived and worked on various ranches alongside his father, a government trapper. This life style taught him many valuable life lessons that he has passed down to this children and grandchildren. He loved horses and all of God's creatures. He attended Stanton High School where he played football for the mighty Buffalos. 65 years later, the Class reunion of 1951 honored each player with a reunion football jersey. He later went to work laying asphalt with the Texas Dept of Transportation. While working for TXDOT he found the love of his life, Sylvia Ann Boney. They were marred July 30, 1954 in Colorado City. He pursued his dream of being a Civil Engineer by attending North Texas State and then graduating from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science, but not alone as the couple had three children while he worked and attended college. He worked his way up through the years to become the Assistant District Engineer of the Abilene TXDOT. In 1978 Bob was awarded the Dewitt C. Greer award for his influence in the recycling of asphalt. Bob retired from the Texas Dept of Transportation after 38 years of service. One week after his retirement from TXDOT he was offered a job with the City of Abilene in which he worked his way up to City Engineer. He worked for the City of Abilene as the City Engineer until his retirement in 2009. He then opened his own Consulting Engineering business where he continued to review plans until the end of 2017. He believed in helping others, was a regular at BOBS (Breakfast on Beach Street) where he helped serve and prepare many meals for needy citizens. He believed in our Lord Savior and chose to follow him and became a licensed minister. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sylvia Lindley of Abilene; son, Dirk Lindley; daughter, Debra Hill and husband John; grandson, Dustin Lindley and wife Shawna; grandson, Garrett Lindley and wife Janet; granddaughter, Laci Smoot; grandson, Justin Hill, all of Abilene; granddaughter, Bridget Zachry and Brye Mackleprang of Arizona; granddaughter, Brooke El-attrache and husband Ethan of San Antonio; granddaughter, Tiffany and Dustin Johnson of Alabama and Amanda Hill of Waco; nine great-grandsons and five great granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ida Mae Lindley; sister, Opal McAdams; daughter, Dawn "Dee Dee" Lindley and grandson Mason Zachry. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association Abilene Heart Walk 2018 and Hospice of The Big Country

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