Mr. William Henry and Mrs. Deloris (Kelly) Lindsey were gifted with a healthy boy, born on June 20, 1938, in Kewanee, Mississippi. His name is Joe Les Lindsey. He attended school at T.J. Harris High School in Meridian, MS. At Harris High, Joe played the tuba in the band and studied auto mechanics and carpentry. While in Mississippi, Joe worked at a men’s clothing store and learned to do alterations, press clothes and dress mannequins. With this training he started working at a dry cleaners in Mississippi.
Joe met and married his high school sweetheart, Fredna O. Armstrong, on July 15, 1956. After getting married, Joe and Fredna moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where they started their family. To that union were born six children. Once they had their kids they decided to move to Saginaw, while he continued to look for work to support his family. He did find work in Ludington and during his first year working in Michigan, he found the small town of Idlewild. He move his family to Idlewild in 1966, where they decided this was the place to raise their family.