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Dexter Tindley

Dexter Tindley, 97, husband of Katherine F. (Powers) Tindley of Story Acres, Essex, died Monday July 13, 2009 in the Caldwell Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center, Ipswich, following his brief illness.

Born in Beverly June 5, 1912, son of the late Walter J. and Alice (Ober) Tindley, he was raised in Beverly and was a 1931 graduate of Beverly High School. Married in 1936, the Tindleys made their home in Beverly while he was employed at United Shoe Machine. For many years, they operated the Tindley’s Egg Farm on County Road in Essex. Later he became a real estate broker, owning Tindley Real Estate in Essex. Following his retirement in 1969, they moved to Bonita Springs, Florida, returning to Story Acres ten years ago. . 

As a youth he was an accomplished track athlete. He ran many marathons as a student and later as a young adult. He enjoyed his home vegetable garden and sailing and fishing in the local waters.

He was a member of the Tyrian Masonic Lodge AF&AM of Gloucester.

In addition to his wife of seventy-three years he is survived by a son, Dexter Tindley, Jr. and two daughters, Sheila Anderson and  Barbara J. Carter and her husband Dana  all of Essex.

Private arrangements were under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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