Wellington Bruce ("Bill") Lindsay, 89, of La Porte, Texas passed away, Wednesday, May 1. Bill was born September 28, 1923 in Houston, Texas. He started high school at Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston, but graduated from Austin High School in Austin, Texas in 1941. He served in the United States Navy during World War II aboard two destroyers, the U.S.S. Denebola and the U.S.S. Eberle. After the Navy Bill owned a convenience store and a motel before going to college at Baylor University in Waco. Itching to get back in the motel business, Bill dropped out of Baylor and opened the Lindsay Motel in Cuero, Texas.
Bill spent most of his working life doing plant start-ups for various companies, including many years at Bechtel. Bill and his family traveled the world and lived in several different countries for extended periods of time, including Germany, Spain, Canada, Colombia and Venezuela. On November 29, 1992, he married Norma Jo Null in Houston. Bill was a Master Mason for over sixty years and was a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas. Bill was a loving husband, father and friend. He enjoyed people, traveling, motorcycling, politics and animals.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce Shields Lindsay and Irene Francis Lindsay; sister, Nina Lou Schopfer; and brother, Jack Guy Lindsay.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Norma Jo Lindsay; son and daughter-in-law, Derrel Bruce Lindsay and Dian Demma of Crosby, Texas; son and daughter-in-law, Murray Neil Lindsay and Debra Lindsay of Houston, Texas; daughter, Cinda Lindsay Hart of Welches, Oregon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many other family members and friends.
The family is hosting a celebration of Bill's life at Johnny Tamale Cantina on Saturday, May 18 at noon in the private meeting room. Johnny Tamale Cantina is located at 4647 East Sam Houston Parkway South, Pasadena, Texas 77505 (Beltway 8 at Crenshaw).