Obituary of John Franklin Lindler, Sr.
OBITUARY – John Franklin Lindler, Sr. – Chapin – A Celebration of Life service for John Franklin Lindler, Sr., 85, of Chapin, will be held at 1:30 PM, Thursday, September 24, 2020 at the Mausoleum Chapel of Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072. Pastors Dee Pardue and David Spears will officiate. Interment, with US Army honors, will follow the service in Woodridge Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Thursday, prior to the service in the Mausoleum Chapel at Woodridge.
John Lindler passed away September 20, 2020. Born in Chapin, he was a son of the late David Bachman Lindler and Essie Belle Wessinger Lindler. John was a well-known musician who played in numerous bands, including The Palmetto Playboys, Carolina Gentlemen, and Lou Wise and the Hometowners. John was also well known for playing guitar and fiddle for square dances and military clubs. He served his country in the US Army and the SC National Guard. John was a former member of Oasis Christian Fellowship and Chapin Baptist Church. John was in high demand for his specialty woodwork and interior trim and furniture building skills. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who will be deeply missed. John blessed many lives with his loving and compassionate heart.
Mr. Lindler is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Helen Mielke Lindler; son, John Franklin “Johnny” Lindler, Jr., (Julia “Kim”) of Little Mountain, SC; daughter, Debra “Debbie” Lindler Young of Prosperity, SC; son, David G. Lindler (Janet) of Chapin; grandchildren, Kristopher Lindler (Amanda), Ryan Lindler, Dyllan Garris, Tiffany Minnich, Joshua Lindler, Grace Lindler; great-grandson, Jackson Lindler; brother, Herbert “Hub” Lindler, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. John is also survived by a brother-in-law, Bob Koon.
In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his sisters, Vera Amick and her husband, Harry “Hack” Amick; Katie Amick and her husband, Earl Amick; Effie Frick, and her husband, George Frick; Annie Evans, and her husband, “Shorty” Evans; Virgie Mae Koon; brothers, Claude Lindler and his wife, Katherine Lindler; Clebourne Lindler and his wife, Lee Lindler; Willard Lindler; Ollie Lindler and Robert Lindler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. The family would like to thank the many staff members at Lexington Medical Center who gave their loving and attentive care to John.
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