Burt Lindley, 1957-2021


Funeral services for Burt Lindley, 63, was held on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 2 p.m. at the Hainesville Baptist Church with Rev. Cody Mize officiating. Burt departed his worldly home bound for heaven at 4:51 p.m. on Jan. 13, 2021. What a glorious day this was for him. No more struggles, no more pain only the joy and glory of Heaven.

Burt was born the third child to Jack Lee Lindley and Mary Alice Horton on Dec. 6, 1957, in Ferriday, La.

Burt married the love of his life, Danna Lindley, on March 10, 2000 in Mineola, and they would have celebrated their 21st year anniversary on March 10, 2021. This union created a wonderful blended family that included five children. Burt was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and his love for his family was always a priority in his life. 

Burt graduated from Mineola High School in 1975 and was active in the school’s athletic and FFA programs, and he attended Tyler Junior College and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a 32nd degree Mason. Burt worked in the oilfield industry for 46 years. Burt’s exceptional work ethic was well-known and appreciated throughout his career in the oil and gas industry, achieving considerable recognition and advancement in his work. He worked in company sales, started his own consulting company and was an area drilling supervisor. Burt brought his A game to each and every endeavor and was always there for his drilling hands and drilling superintendents, taking them under his wing and sharing his wealth of knowledge with them. Many of these men became close and dear friends over the years and some still think of him as a father figure. Burt is well-known and respected in the oilfield due to his supervision resulting in drilling many wells at record speed while concentrating on safety. The oilfield was good to him and he to the oilfield. He would let you know in a heart beat that he was proud to be oilfield trash. 

Burt loved cooking for family and friends and for him it was the more the merrier. He was our personal grill master and a mean gumbo/chili cooker and a darn good crawfish boiler! Nothing made him happier than to have a back patio and/or yard full of his tribe. 

Burt was preceded in death by his parents.

Burt’s family was very precious to him. He is survived by his wife, Danna; sons, Cody Lindley and wife Tiffany of Mineola, Clay Lindley and wife Tiffini of Mineola, Casey Lindley and fiancé Peyton Moody of Tyler and Clay Hunter and wife J’Lynn of Arlington; daughters, Dana Cormier and husband Clay of Crowley, La. and Corrie Hunter of Longview; brother, Tommy Lindley and wife Stacey of Hillsborough, N.C.; sister, Pam Trent and husband John of Hainesville; brother, Jim Lindley and wife Pam of Marshall; along with his grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Interment followed the funeral service at the Concord Cemetery on FM 778, out of Hainesville. Services were under the direction of Beaty Funeral Home in Mineola.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make memorial gifts to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.