Robert Philip “Bob” Lindsay, 79, passed away on November 15, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Born on October 19, 1942 in Dallas, Texas to Robert Linford Lindsay and Thurston Patricia Tipton.
As a child, Bob fell in love with sports, a love that lasted his entire life. He excelled in every sport he ever played, but eventually found the sport he was most passionate about, handball. Bob graduated from Wichita Falls High School and went on to play handball for and graduated from the University of Texas where he won two collegiate national championships in 1965 and 1966. He also won the Open Doubles National Championship in 1966. Bob then took up racquetball, and won many tournaments, including the 45+ Doubles National Championship in 1989 and 1990. Bob was later inducted into the University of Texas Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Southwest Handball Hall of Fame. Bob’s involvement in sports continued for his entire life from coaching many of his daughters’ teams to being an ardent fan of the Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, the Chicago Red Stars and the US Women’s National Soccer Team (including cheering them on to a World Cup victory in France in 2019).
After college, Bob followed in his dad’s footsteps and went to work in the oil and gas industry where he met many of his lifelong friends. He worked for many companies during his 58-year career, including getting to work with his dad and owning several other companies. He prided himself on having worked every role on a drilling rig, and he epitomized hard work.
Bob met the love of his life, Theresa Ann Beam Lindsay, in a marathon training group in Wichita Falls, and they were married in 1984. They were very active together, running many marathons throughout the United States and playing countless hours of tennis with their best friends. They were very involved in their communities in Wichita Falls, Denton and Argyle, and Bob loved giving back. Bob and Theresa were founding members of Grace Heritage Church, where he was baptized, and he cherished the church’s community and fellowship. Bob and Theresa were later members of Cross Timbers Church.
Bob absolutely loved his family. He adored his younger brother, Jerry Vern Lindsay, and he cherished their close relationship and the thousands of memories they shared. Bob was a kind and generous man who would do anything for the people he loved, especially for his daughters. His heart for others made a difference in so many lives. Bob never met a stranger that he didn’t want to get to know, and he enjoyed telling (and re-telling) stories and making people laugh. There’s nothing he loved more than sitting in his favorite chair, enjoying a drink, and laughing with the people he loved most.
Bob is survived by his wife, Theresa. He is also survived by his brother Jerry Vern Lindsay (Kris); his daughters, D’Ann Dubois Kantarski (John), Lea Lindsay Bennett (Philip), Dakotah Lindsay, and Savannah Lindsay Hudgins (Ryan); his grandchildren Brandon Pirkle, Summer Pirkle, Bailey Bennett, Barrett Bennett, Ryli Hudgins, and Ford Robert Hudgins; great-granddaughter, Paisley Bennett; nephews, nieces, cousins, family and dear friends.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Linford Lindsay and Thurston Patricia Tipton, and his beloved bonus mom, Laura Caroline “Shorty” Lindsay.
A celebration of life will be held December 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM Central at The Village Church - Highland Village at 1700 Highland Village Road, Highland Village, TX 75077. In recognition of Bob’s bright personality, please wear bright colors.
In honor of his love for his family, in lieu of flowers please consider a donation to his great-granddaughter, Paisley Bennett, who is battling neuroblastoma.
℅ The Bennett family
5 Horseshoe Drive
Highland Village, TX 75077