William Lindsay

February 25, 1939February 11, 2021
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Hickory – William Joe Lindsay, 81 of Hickory passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Born on February 25, 1939 in Burke County, he was the son of the late Charles Reid Lindsay, Sr. and Virginia Cansler Lindsay. He married his true love, Ruth Elizabeth Rash in 1957. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 1966. Following brief careers as a teacher and as a draftsman, he joined his father and grandfather in Lindsay Hosiery Mill, a family owned business in Hildebran. He eventually became the sole owner of the company and retired after 31 years.

Mr. Lindsay was a travel enthusiast and an avid history buff who never lost his love of learning. He was a humble man and was an inspiration to others. He had a deep and abiding faith in his loving God, and was an active member in his Faith.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Ruth Rash Lindsay; 3 daughters, Sharon Macaluso and husband Gary, Cheryl Hunsberger and husband Karl, and Tara Pannell; 6 grandchildren, Lindsay Hopkins and husband Corey, Addison Macaluso, Gunnar Hunsberger and wife Maddie, Kinley Hunsberger, Aaron Pannell, and Makayla Pannell; and one great granddaughter, Remi Hunsberger.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Catawba Funeral Home at 1:00 pm with James Holt, Tom Nussbaum and Greg Swenson officiating.

The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Catawba Funeral Home.

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The Lindsay family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.


  • Ruth Rash Lindsay, Wife
  • Sharon Macaluso (Gary), Daughter
  • Cheryl Hunsberger (Karl), Daughter
  • Tara Pannell, Daughter
  • Lindsay Hopkins (Corey), Grandchild
  • Addison Macaluso, Grandchild
  • Gunnar Hunsberger (Maddie), Grandchild
  • Kinley Hunsberger, Grandchild
  • Aaron Pannell, Grandchild
  • Makayla Pannell, Grandchild
  • Remi Hunsberger, Great Grandchild

  • Karl Hunsberger
  • Gary Macaluso
  • Addison Macaluso
  • Aaron Pannell
  • Gunnar Hunsberger
  • Brian Waldron


  • Visitation

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

  • Burial

    Thursday, February 18, 2021


William Lindsay

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Martha Houston

February 18, 2021

Dear Ruth, Cheryl, Tara and Sharon,

There is not time nor space to recount the many memories of being with you folk those years in the Hickory area, first with Martyne, and then with Peggy. Your home was a beacon in the darkness and warmth of heart was always there for us.
I can't imagine the changes time is bringing to our dear ones in the area, and to your family since I left in 2001. But ,alive in our heart is the gratitude for the fellowship and friendship shared with each. We will miss Bill, but we find comfort in the influence he was..and leaves to us. With loving care and sympathy beyond words to you all. Martha Houston

Russell Ferree

February 18, 2021

To the family of Bill LIndsay, we want you to know that we hold
you in our hearts as you process your love and grief. We know that
your wonderful memories will give you solace in this time of loss.

Linda York

February 16, 2021

Ruth and family, I knew Bill through many years at the Catawba Valley Hosiery Association. I worked with him at meetings and social gatherings and always found him to be such a terrific guy to be around. I’m so sorry for your loss. He knew so many people and left behind so many memories, he will never be forgotten. God bless you all.

Dianne Barnes

February 16, 2021

While I never met Mr. Lindsay, I felt like I knew him well from all the sweet and wonderful things my dear friend, Sharon, shared about him. She loved her daddy dearly and was always so grateful for his guidance and love for her and his whole family. He left a wonderful legacy in his family and I know they are comforted to know they will see him again in Heaven!!

Sandra Steen

February 16, 2021

A dear familiar face and a beautiful testimony, thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Good memories of seeing Bill,my dad and so many of the faithful doing their part every year at convention. We will miss him, but so thankful that he has gone to a just reward.

Marylou Gatan

February 16, 2021

Our thoughts are with you, Ruth, Cheryl & Tara. I’m very thankful to know Bill in our day. Thankful for his testimony and prayers that lives on. His care & love for the Lord, for Ruth & his family and for us.
Now he’s rejoicing because of all that he lived for.
Thinking of you and deep sympathy.

Carolyn Rudisill

February 15, 2021

Our hearts go out to the Lindsay family in this difficult time. In thinking of Bill, we remember the many times he gave our mom a ride to meeting, and especially how helpful and patient he was as her memory was failing, answering her many phone calls for Bible Study information, etc. I fondly remember Bill and Ruth visiting my mom in the hospital. We are very thankful for the many years of fellowship and friendship, particularly for our parents, Ralph and Carolyn.

With deepest sympathy,

Carolyn Rudisill and families

Peggy Jansen

February 14, 2021

To all of Bill’s family. I’m sorry for you loss. I have wonderful memories of time in their home when Martha Houston n I were in that field. Will be thinking of all, especially you, Ruth.

Darrell Rudisill

February 14, 2021

Bill was a kind, gentle, and humble man. Appreciate his willingness to open up his home for the meetings. He will be missed.

Wanda Skilbred

February 13, 2021

I wanted to share my favorite photo of your folks... their morning routine. This was taken in 2014.