Benjamin Oliver Lindsay, Sr.

December 27, 1932 - November 6, 2012
Benjamin Oliver Lindsay, Sr.

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Benjamin Oliver Lindsay, 79, passed away surrounded by his family on November 7th, 2012. He was born on December 27th, 1932 in Gloucester, Virginia, the son of Lewis Lee and Catherine Oliver Lindsay and has lived in Williamsburg since 1934. He was a graduate of Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, VA and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He worked as an Estimator for E. Caligary & Son Contractors and worked for Anheuser Busch for 15 years, retiring in 1995.

Ben is survived by his wife of 56 years, Selma Spivey Lindsay; his children, Cynthia (David), Benjamin (Roxanne) and Scott and his wife, Debbie. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Gil Owens, Jr., (Regina), Kristen Owens, Tiffany (Andrew), Jason (Michelle) and great ñgrandchildren, Gil III, Hunter, Anthony, Heaven, Brinlee, Kahlan and Ada. He is also survived by his eldest sister, Ruby Jane Prowant and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Lindsay Jr. and his parents, Lewis and Catherine Lindsay.

Ben ìGranddaddyî enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, hunting and was a lifelong member of Old Mill Hunt Club, net fishing, taking his boat ìMiss Michelobî out at Queens Lake Marina; supporting William & Mary Athletics, especially Tribe football and The Quarterback Club and watching his great grandsons wrestle for Gloucester Wrestling Association. He got his greatest enjoyment out of watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren grow and play.

A memorial service will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home on Saturday, November 10 at 4:00 p.m. Granddaddyís final wish was that in lieu of flowers, please make monetary contributions to Gloucester Wrestling Association, 4464 Hickory Fork Road, Gloucester, VA 23061.


Saturday, November 10, 2012
12:00 AM

Bucktrout Funeral Home - Directions
4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • November 08, 2012
    Simonsea Fowler says:
    Praying God's comfort and peace to cover you continually as you go through this time. Be encouraged.

  • November 09, 2012
    Michael, Donna, John-Nathan & McKenzie Walker says:
    What a wonderful person he was, he was always ready with a smile and conversation for anyone. He will be greatly missed by our family. Our prayers are with all of you.

  • November 08, 2012
    Tiffany Lindsay Morris says:
    We love you Granddaddy!

  • November 08, 2012
    Honor Latta says:
    We are all saddened by your loss. Mr. Lindsay will be greatly missed this wrestling season.

  • November 08, 2012
    Debbie morris Jewell says:
    To the Lindsay family,I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers during this very difficult time.Debbie Morris Jewell