, Port Arthur, Texas


January 7, 2013

Bevil Lindsey

SILSBEE —    Bevil Lindsey, 88, of Silsbee, passed away January 5, 2013 at his home.  He was a retired teacher after 58 years in the Honey Island, Saratoga, and Warren Independent School Districts, with his last 33 years in the Silsbee Independent School District.

     He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Lindsey, his father, Arthur Denton “Red” Lindsey – sheriff of Hardin County 1942-1953; mother Edna Musgrove Lindsey, and two sisters Verda Mae Lindsey Turner and Donalene Lindsey Dudley.

     Bevil is survived by one daughter, Donna Carol Lindsey Jackson and husband Donald Jackson of Nederland; grandchildren Donald “Trey” Jackson and girlfriend Jennifer McDonald of Groves, Matt Jackson and wife Megan Sparks Jackson of Port Neches, Brad Jackson and girlfriend Alexandra Romano of Groves and, Nicole Jackson and boyfriend Brandon Gary, of Nederland. He is also survived by two nieces, Barbara Cox of Hixson, Tennesee; Beverly Leavings of Kirbyville; and several great nieces and nephews.

     Bevil always wanted to be remembered by the Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words of “What is Success?”

What is Success?

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of

intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty;

To find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;

This is to have succeeded.

In his family’s mind, he achieved this goal.  He will be remembered forever.

   A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 at Farmer’s Funeral Home in Silsbee, Texas.  A graveside service will be held at 2:00, Friday, January 11, 2013 at Farmer’s Cemetery.

Farmer Funeral Home

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