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Curtis Ray Lindsay

November 3, 1935 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Curtis Lindsay Obituary

Curtis Ray Lindsay 

November 3, 1935 – January 15, 2024

            Mr. Curtis Ray Lindsay, age 88, of Clinton, NC, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, after a prolonged illness. A devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, Curt was a beloved member of the community and a lifelong native with deep roots to this area and family ties that trace back to Scotland.

            Curtis Lindsay was born to Algia Clarence “Buddy” Lindsay and Bessie Bass Lindsay. He entered life above his father’s country store on a Sunday morning, as he liked to remind folks. His religious beliefs and church attendance were always of the utmost importance to him and his parents, grounding his life in an unshakeable faith that never wavered.  He was honored to serve Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church as an elder.

            Curtis graduated from Halls High School, where he drove a school bus and was known for telling such entertaining stories that teachers would summon him from class to come delight another class with his humorous stories and tall tales. Following high school, he enlisted in the US Army National Guard, completing training at Ft. Jackson in South Carolina.

            Curtis then found his calling with the N.C. Dept. of Agriculture, serving the Dept. of Weights & Measures with distinction for 40 years. Working in this capacity, he protected North Carolina consumers from price gouging due to faulty scales and other inaccurate measurements.

            Traveling through a territory of as many as 17 counties gave Curtis the opportunity to meet many new friends. Following his retirement, he missed those travels, which gave him a chance to see the many emerging changes in rural eastern North Carolina. Curtis enjoyed driving, and despite loving the entire state, he was never happier than when heading for NC’s mountains, where he spent many of his birthdays.

            Family was of utmost importance to Curtis. He believed in supporting his daughters throughout their lives—from being president of their PTA as kids through their adult professional careers. He served as Gina’s chauffeur during out-of-town speaking engagements for the NC Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. He also traveled many miles with Maria in pursuing her artistic career.

            Curtis even became an honorary member of the Clinton High School Beta Club, by serving as a longtime chaperone and all-purpose handyman on their many away trips with his wife Peggie.

            Curtis Lindsay was a humble yet proud man who believed in kindness and concern for all. He had a rich sense of humor and believed that poking fun at himself lightened many difficult situations. He will be beloved and treasured by all who knew him.           

            Predeceasing Curtis are his parents Buddy and Bessie Lindsay; brother  Robert Lindsay (Anna); and sister Willa Lindsay Smith (Haskel). He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Peggie Jernigan Lindsay. He is also survived by daughters Gina Lindsay Powell (Phill) of Raleigh, NC; and Maria Lindsay-Murphy (Dan) of Logan, UT; as well as grandchildren Pvt. Collin Murphy of Fort Cavazos, TX; and Lindsay Violet Murphy of Logan, UT.

            A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church at 2:00 PM.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church, 201 Fayetteville Street, Clinton, NC  28328.

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Memorial Service
February 3, 2024

2:00 PM
Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church
201 Fayetteville St
Clinton, North Carolina 28328

Visitation following service

Graves Memorial Presbyterian Church
201 Fayetteville St
Clinton, North Carolina 28328


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