(ANNISTON) The funeral for James "Cecil" Lindley, 102, of Anniston will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with Pastor Josh Hickman officiating. Interment will follow at Forestlawn Gardens.
The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Lindley died May 19 at NHC in Anniston.
Mr. Lindley was a graduate of Jacksonville State University and the University of Alabama. He was a Randolph County native and retired from education with 38 years of service. He served as director of vocational training for World War II veterans at Anniston High School for several years immediately following the war. He served as coordinator of vocational career training for high school students at Piedmont and Oxford high schools before working with the State Department of Education in Montgomery, serving 18 years
as supervisor and director of trade and industrial technical education. Mr. Lindley's earlier career included classroom teacher and coach in Randolph County just prior to World War II, where he served three and half years in the Army Air Force with two years in
the Southwest Pacific Theatre. Mr. Lindley received many honors and awards in education including the Hall of Fame in the Alabama Vocational Education Association, Hall of Fame in the VICA Association, J.F. Ingram Award for outstanding leadership in the field of Trade, Industrial Education, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Fraternity of Lota Lambda Sigma, and many other honors and awards. He also served as past president of Oxford Lions
Club, president of Oxford Golden "K" Kiwanis Club and served one year as lieutenant governor of Division 7 of Alabama Kiwanis. He was a member of Wedowee First United Methodist Church, where he served several years as the district day leader for the Roanoke district. Mr. Lindley was also a past president of Randolph County Cattleman's Association and Randolph County Retired Educators.
Survivors include his wife, Imogene Lindley; son, Don Lindley (Sheila); three granddaughters; and four great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Cofield Lindley; son, Doyle Lindley; brother, Lonnie Lindley; sister, Bessie Kitchens; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; and parents, James Pierce and Lettie Lipham Lindley.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions are made to Wedowee First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 116 W. Broad St., Wedowee, Alabama 36278.
K.L. Brown Memory Chapel, Anniston.