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Larry Ross Lindley entered life a war-time baby, born November 27, 1943. His mother, Helen Long Lindley, was alone while his father, Robert Lindley, was serving in the World War II military forces in Europe. Larry was raised near Stampers Creek, Indiana, graduating from Paoli High School in 1961. Soon after he married Judith Tomey, and their union presented them with two daughters, Deborah Sue Lindley (Gross), and Stacy Marie Lindley (Conway).
An avid reader and a lover of all things Western, Larry collected cowboy and Native American art. A simple man with simple tastes, he loved his harmonica, his pipe, and his guns. He had a deep and abiding respect for history, and a reverence for the past.
Most of his working life was as a factory employee, leaving him time to spend with family, friends, and his favorite pursuits of hunting, shooting, and reading. Always the humble one, Larry had a wry sense of humor; but he never judged or condemned—treating anyone from any walk of life as his equal.
In his 79 years, Larry experienced the loss of his grandparents; his former wife, Judy; his father; two stepfathers, Fred Dillard and Ted Magill; a sister, Patricia Dillard; and a brother, John Dillard.
Surviving Larry are his mother, Helen Magill; his daughters; a son-in-law, Henry Conway; his grandchildren Caleb Payne (Tonya), Ashley Payne (Mikey), Austin Payne (Holly), Jacob Gross, Lauren Gross, Peyton Stone, and Levi Stone. Also surviving are sisters Vicki Dillard Gross, Cathy Dillard Hardin (Chuck), and Susie Lindley Robbins; brothers Mike Magill (Mindi) and Pat Lindley; six great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Larry passed away quietly at his home on May 28, 2023 after struggling with health issues for several years. A quiet man of few words, he was loved by family and friends alike, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service is planned for a later date. For those wishing to honor Larry, the family asks that contributions be made to the American Kidney Fund at www.kidneyfund.org/give or call the American Kidney Fund at 800-638-8299 to make your memorial gift. Dillman-Scott Funeral Home, 226 West Campbell Street, Paoli, IN. Online condolences can be sent to www.dillmanscottfuneralhome.com.