Wilson Lindsay


(Sept. 23, 2003)

A graveside memorial service for Wilson Lindsay, 85, Powell, was conducted Monday, Sept. 29 at Crown Hill Cemetery.

He died Tuesday, Sept. 23 at Powell Valley Healthcare Center after a long and happy life.

He was born June 4, 1918, in Byron to David D. and Sarah Bradshaw Lindsay, graduating from Byron High School in 1936.

He joined the Army Air Corps in January of 1942, proudly serving in Sicily, North Africa, India and Burma for nearly four years of World War II. Family and friends heard many a story of his adventures.

On Sept. 3, 1950, he married Virginia Whaley. After 53 years of marriage, he often said, "I found the right lady."

An auto mechanic for 60 years, he had a keen interest in how things worked, loved fixing clocks and whittling treasures for his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Delyle and David; sisters Lamar, Theda, Julia and Barbara.

Mr. Lindsay will be sorely missed by his devoted wife, Virginia; daughter Christine Shuffield and her husband, Nick; son Michael Lindsay and his wife Barb; four granddaughters, five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

At his own request, cremation has taken place.