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

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4124 Ironbound Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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  • November 08, 2012
    Melissa Ann Conner says:
    I will miss our William & Mary talks and how his face lit up every time we discussed Tribe football and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My love and prayers are with the Lindsay family always.

  • November 08, 2012
    Gail Prowant Griffin says:
    I was with my Uncle Benny the night before he passed. It was one of our best visits. I let him know that Tanya will be waiting for him and take him to our other family members that he will join. My thoughts and prayers are with you all but he will be in good hands.