Scott Lindsley

Gilbert Scott Lindsley, 59, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia.

He was born Oct. 1, 1951, in Wilmington, N.C., son of Robert and Donna Lindsley. He and Dawn Brown were married in 1979. He married Carolyn Freeman on Sept. 28, 2003, in Branson.

His father was in the military, so he spent his growing-up years in a number of cities across the United States. His family finally settled in Yermo, Calif., where they bred and raised horses for the U.S. Marine Color Guard.

He enjoyed horseback and trail riding, bull riding, surfing, car racing and motorcycle riding.

He became a Christian in 1983 and was active in the church and youth ministry.

He returned to school and earned a bachelor of science in Business Administration at the University of Redlands in 1987 and a master’s degree in Divinity at Claremont School of Theology in 1991. During the next 10 years, he served as the minister of several churches in California and Missouri. He also worked 10 years as a chaplain for Texas County Hospice.

He and Carolyn enjoyed fishing, traveling and gardening. After retiring from hospice in 2004, he and his wife became vegetable gardeners. They sold organic produce and herbs at the farmer’s market in Cabool and Houston.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn of Yukon; a son, Robert Lindsley of Springfield; three daughters, Sharon Duff of Carthage, Suzanne Jernigan of Rolla and Melissa Lindsley of Houston; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial services were Saturday, Jan. 22, at First Christian Church in Houston. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Ernest & Eugenia Wyatt Guest House, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, 317 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, Mo., 65203. Online condolences may be sent to

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