Memorial services for Frank Tindall, 99, of Indianola will be at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, Indianola. He died Sunday, December 11 at South Sunflower County Hospital two months shy of his 100th birthday. Arrangements are under the direction of Boone-Card Funeral Home, Indianola.
Frank was the youngest of five children born to Charles Sumner Tindall and Mattie Helen Campbell on Febuary 28, 1917 in Winona, MS. He was a graduate of his beloved Ole Miss and was a member of ODK, M Club, Blue Key and Delta Psi Fraternity. He married Joy Moore of New Orleans, his beloved wife, dance partner and the “joy” of his life. They raised their three children at their delta home, “Joyland”.
After being commissioned at the U. S. Naval Academy V-7 program in World War II, he achieved senior grade lieutenant status with command of a fleet auxiliary mine sweeper. His service with the Navy ended in October 1945 when he returned to Indianola and continued farming until his retirement in the year 2000 at the age of 83.
Mr. Tindall served as director of the Indianola Chamber of Commerce; fifteen years on the Public School Board; past President of the Indianola Rotary Club where he was a Paul Harris Fellow; director of Production Credit Association; director of Holly Ridge Gin Company; and former board member of Delta Western. He was an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Indianola and was one of five signers of the Charter to start to Reformed Theological Seminary.
As an avid hunter and outdoorsman, he had a lifelong passion for raising and training horses and hunting dogs, particularly labradors, which extended throughout his life. Pop was a wonderful Christian example and mentor to the youth of his community through work in his church, Boy Scouts of America, and other organizations.
He is survived by his two daughters, Joy Aden (Dr. William) of Jackson, and Helen Thurber (Cooper) of Mobile, AL and a son, Frank Tindall, Jr. (Marsha) of Oxford. Pop was the proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at the family home on Tuesday, December 13, 4:00-6:00 p.m., and also following the memorial service at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be sent to the Joy and Frank Tindall Memorial Scholarship Fund at Reformed Theological Seminary, 5422 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209 or First Presbyterian Church, 311 Catchings Avenue, Indianola, MS 38751.