T he Lindley name is not a new one in Navasota or the funeral service industry. There are many people who remember Mack Lindley adn his horse-drawn hearse serving the people of Navasota and Grimes County. At that that time, he operated a livery stable and an undertaking establishment located on the present main street of Navasota (Washington Ave.)
Henry Lindley, the son of Mack Lindley, became an embalmer in 1912. He was associated with his father until Mack sold his business in 1917. Henry continued to work for other funeral homes until 1928, when he establishied Lindley Funeral Home.
It was in February 1950 that Henry took in Malcolm Robertson as a business partner. After the sudden death of Henry Lindley in March of 1950, Malcolm and Pearl Louise Meeking Robertson purchased the funeral home from Henry's widow, Anna Conoley Lindley. In 1954 Pearl began her apprenticeship in the funeral home along side Malcolm and received her funeral directos license in 1955. Malcolm died suddenly in 1979 and Pearl continued to operate the funeal home until December of 1987 when Grant Holt purchased the funeral home.
Grant graduated from Navasota High School in 1974 and began his apprenticship at Pat H. Foley & Co. in Houston. Upon graduating from Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science, he became a licensed funeral director in April of 1977, and his embalmers license in March of 1978. He continued to serve families of Houston at Waltrip Funeral Directors and later Geo. H. Lewis & Sons.
Grant took a break from the funeral industry in 1980, and worked for GMAC where he met JoAnn Schrimpf who he married in October of 1989.
Longing to get back to serving families in their most desperate hour, it was in September of 1987 that Grant returned to Navasota to work for Lindley-Robertson Funeral Home. It was in December of 1989 that he purchased the funeral home and added his name, which is now Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home.
JoAnn took early retirement from GMAC and went to Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and became a funeral director in August of 1999.
Together, they have continued the tradition of the Lindley and Robertson families serving the families of Navasota, Grimes County and the surrounding area as a true family owned and operated funeral.