Club House at Arbor Acres
1244 Arbor Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104
Thursday, Mar 24, 2011
- 6 p.m.
Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church
1225 Chestnut Dr. , High Point, NC 27262
Friday, Mar 25, 2011
Jan 25, 1918 - Mar 21, 2011
Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem - John Alexander Lindsay, Jr. died on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the age of 93. He was born on January 25, 1918 in High Point, NC and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John A Lindsay, Sr.
After graduating from The University of North Carolina in 1938, John married Ruth Fowler of Winston Salem, and served as a Lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve with World War II, with tours of duty in the Aleutian Islands and Saipan.
After the war, John and Ruth returned to High Point where John was a sales representative for Thomasville Furniture Industries for 38 years. An avid golfer, John enjoyed countless rounds of golf with friends and family at High Point Country Club (where he recorded a hole-in-one on the Willow Creek course), as well as the Bald Head Island Club.
He was quite active in the life of Bald Head Island, serving as its second mayor, a charter member of the Bald Head Island Nature Conservancy and as chairman of the Village Chapel Board of Trustees. He also served as a member of the Island Planning Board and Property Owners Association Board, Island Club Board of Governors, and the Old Baldy Foundation.
A life member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, John served as a leader in the senior high program, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Finance Committee member and on the Administrative Board. After many years in High Point, John and Ruth moved to Arbor Acres in Winston Salem, NC where he was active in Meals on Wheels.
John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Fowler Lindsay. He is also survived by three children: John A. Lindsay III of Greenville, SC; Dr. Thomas F. Lindsay and wife April of Brevard, NC; and Cameron L Harris and husband Tim of Greensboro, NC. John also had six grandchildren: Kate Lindsay Breck, Mally Lindsay Strotz, Alexander Lindsay, Lindsay Harris, Clayton Lindsay and Emery Harris. He is also survived by two sisters: Mary Lib Lovett of Louisville, GA and Bobbie Crook of Cameron, SC.
There will be a visitation in the Clubhouse at Arbor Acres on Thursday, March 24 from 4:30 to 6:00. The funeral service will take place at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on Friday, March 25 at 11:00 am. The family will receive friends after the service in the Asbury Room. Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Linda and Harvey Gaskins
John, we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you and your family during this time.
Linda and Harvey Gaskins
Lanny Funchess and Staff of Harrelson Funeral Home
Our thoughts are with you and your family during this diffcult time. We will contiue to remember you in our prayers. May God give you the peace and comfort that you need at this time.
"Maybe the most sacred function of memory is just that: to render the distinction between past, present and future ulitimately meaningless; to enable us at some level of our being to inhabit that same eternity which it is said that God himself inhabits"
- quote by Frederick Buechner
John Porter and staff of Carpenter's Funeral Home
John, Sorry of the passing of your father. He led a productive and fruitful life.
J. Carroll Carpenter
To John Lindsay: So sad to hear of your loss, It is never easy to seperate from one close and whom you love, Time and space will bring the good that you shared, hope your family is doing well at this time. Carroll Carpenter
Donna K. Baker
I want you to know that I am thinking about your mother and entire family this week. I'm sorry that I will not be able to attend Thursday or Friday but you will be in my prayers. It meant so much to me that you were at my father's funeral 5 years ago and I would like to do the same for you but it isn't possible. Hope all goes well at his services.
Sincerely, Donna Baker
John and I worked closely at Thomasville and he will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Harold Cooke & Family
Moore Funeral Home at Forest Lawn, Forest Lawn Memorial Park
You are in all our thoughts and prayers at this time.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Moore Funeral Home/Brevard, NC
Dear Lindsay family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this most difficult time.
Dear Lindsay Family,
My name is Alexis Gaines and I want to convey my condolences for your loss. It was not God's intention for mankind to die, but because of Adam and Eve's sin, they lost the right to live forever. Happily, God's purpose for the earth has not changed.
God promised in the Bible at Acts 24:15, there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous.
Furthermore, Jesus also taught the resurrection hope and he actually resurrected people. (John 11:23-27)
I hope in time this gives your family some comfort.
Again, please accept my condolences.
Michael Watt & family
John... sorry for your family's loss. As you have said, he wouldn't want to be less than whole and long suffering just wasn't his wish. Your accounts of your dad are memories similar to those I can relate to my own dad's life. Coming from someone who feels like a step-son to you, try to find a bit of comfort in knowing he lived such a full life.