The Lindley name is not a new one in Navasota or the funeral service industry. There are many people who remember Mack Lindley and his horse-drawn hearse serving the people of Navasota and Grimes County. At 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 established 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 Meekins Robertson purchased the funeral home from Henry's widow, Anna Conoley Lindley. In 1954 Pearl began her apprenticeship in the funeral home alongside Malcolm and received her funeral director's license in 1955. Malcolm died suddenly in 1979, and Pearl continued to operate the funeral home until December of 1987 when Grant Holt purchased the funeral home.
Grant graduated from Navasota High School in 1974 and began his apprenticeship 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 received his embalmer's 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. There 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 1987 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 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 home.
In February of 2013 JoAnn died after a battle with ovarian cancer. Grant's sister, Charlotte Holt Bossart joined the Lindley-Robertson-Holt family and now serves as the office manager. Assisting as a funeral ambassadors, Charlotte’s husband, Pat, Charles and Delores Posinski and William Smith of Anderson, along with Rodney Williams of Navasota serve as ambassadors assisting the families we are honored to serve. Jeannie Wells is our Circle of Friends aftercare and prearrangement councilor helping our families navigate through the difficult changes they face after the loss of a loved one. Lindley-Robertson-Holt Funeral Home, serving families for generations.