William E. Lindamood

William E. Lindamood, 91, of Tiptonville passed away on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at his residence.
William was born on Nov. 20, 1929, in Jackson. His parents were Maleita Everett Smith and stepfather, George Wynn Smith; and his late father, Edward Coleman Lindamood.
He was a member of the Tiptonville Presbyterian Church, where he had served as treasurer, elder and chairman of the session of the Presbyterian Church, and was very active in the Presbytery. He was a member of the Tiptonville Lions Club, where he was chairman of the sight fund helping Lake County residents obtain glasses.
He was a former scoutmaster of Explorer Troop No. 80, and had served as a Lake County election commissioner for many years.
He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, prior to graduating from Harvard University. He returned home to marry Helen Fumbanks and start his family and begin his farming career.
He assisted his father in managing Phoenix Oil Mill and Phoenix Gin Company. Mr. Lindamood stayed very active in his farming and gin business up until his time of death. He was involved in the cotton industry, a member of the National Cotton Council and past president of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association. He was named National Cotton Farmer of the Year in 1970 and also the Southern Ginners Association Ginner of the Year in 2003.
Philanthropy was very important to him and he supported many different groups, including the Presbyterian Church and LifeBeat Pregnancy Care Center. He had also helped many Lake County students to attend college.
He dearly loved his children, grandchildren, family and his community.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Tiptonville Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Walter Lockhart officiating. Burial will be in Lake Memorial Gardens.
Dyersburg Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The family will receive visitors from 4-7 p.m. today at Tiptonville Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Fumbanks Lindamood of Tiptonville; three sons, William E. Lindamood Jr. (Teri Curvo) of Memphis, Benjamin L. Lindamood (Joyce) of Nashville and John F. Lindamood (Cherry) of Tiptonville; a daughter, Kathryn Clegg (Chris) of Dyersburg; a sister, Mary Lynn Martin of Mississippi; six grandchildren, Mary Watson, John Edward Linda-mood, Ginny Campbell, John Michael Lindamood, Maleita Lindamood and Daniel Clegg; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Twyford; and two brothers, George Wynn Smith Jr. and Buddy Lindamood.
Pallbearers will be Steve Hensley, Rob Hensley, Greg Lucas, Jimmy Fumbanks, Daniel Clegg and John Michael Lindamood. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Sumara, David Mooring, Vance Shoaf, Daniel Arant, Jerry Chadwick and Michael Wiggins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Crossett-Lindamood Pay-It-Forward Scholarship Endowment at the University of Tennessee at Martin. Gifts may also be made online at: http://give.utm.edu; LifeBeat Pregnancy Center of Tiptonville or The Down Syndrome Associations of Middle Tennessee.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.dyersburgfuneralhome.net.

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