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“My sympathy to the entire Lindsay family for one well liked and greatly respected. Jon S. Hanson ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jon S. Hanson

“Barbara, Rocky and family. I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Jack. I know that you are going to miss him terribly. You all have my deepest...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Ginger Christian

“It was an honor to be his friend. I will miss him. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Larry A Pyle

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all in the Lindsay family. Losing a patriarch from the "Greatest Generation" is never easy but when it is within...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: COL (RET) Dale F Ellenburg

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Jack will be greatly missed. It is an honor and a privilege to have known him. If there is anything I can...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Faye Lindsay

“I heard this song on the way home last night and it made me think of Papa. "I'm going to walk with my grand daddy, and he'll match me step for step,...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Allison Lindsay

“We were so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time. We know that God will see you through. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Kimberly Morris Haley

“We will always remember " General Jack " as a great man, a great soldier, and a great friend. Our sympathy to the family. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Clyde & Betty Chapman

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Jan Nobles

“It was such an honor to have been counted among his friends. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Elizabeth Levy

“Babs, my thoughts are with you. I will truly miss "my old boss". ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon Crawford

“Babs: You and your family are in my prayers. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Tracie Mefford

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Sharon Shutters

“we love you jack and babs our thoughts are with you ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: william and sharon oneill

“We have lost a great leader. ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Phil Love

“My condolences. I will always cherish our friendship. Bud ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Bud Slaker

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home wishes to extend our deepest sympathies to the Lindsay family. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Greg Dunbar


COLUMBIA - Service with military honors for John Weldon Jack Lindsay, 83, will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church with burial in Ora Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Ora, at 4 p.m. The family will receive friends Saturday 6-8 p.m. at 96 Miles Road and also Sunday 3-5 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel.
Mr. Lindsay died Thursday, March 20,2008. Born August 5, 1924 in Columbia, he was the son of the late John E. Lindsay and Pauline T. Lindsay. He graduated from Walterboro High School as an honor graduate and then entered the University of North Carolina where his education was interrupted by the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Jack enlisted in the army as a private and entered active duty at Ft. Jackson, SC. He completed his basic training at Camp Croft in Spartanburg, South Carolina and was assigned as a Drill Instructor at the Infantry Replacement Training Center at Croft. He was the Honor Graduate of the posts NCO School and was promoted to SGT. In May of 1944, he was selected to attend The Infantry Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Jack was the honor graduate of his OCS class and assigned to the 89th Infantry Division as a Platoon Leader. Lt. Lindsay served in combat in the European Theater in Pattons Third Army and was stationed in France and Germany. He was part of an army that made the first west to east Rhine River crossing in a 1000 years. At the end of the war, Lt. Lindsay was assigned to the Staff of General Clark in Austria.
Jack returned to the University of North Carolina after the war was over to complete his undergraduate degree. He then attended the University of South Carolina Law School receiving his Dr. of Juris Prudence graduating first in his law school. He then entered Columbia University for post graduate work. He was a retired member of the South Carolina and Richland County Bar Associations. 1946 he spent a brief period of time in the South Carolina Army Reserve until joining the South Carolina Army National Guard in 1952 as a First Lt.. During the next 30 years, he commanded Company, Battalion, Regimental and Brigade Units in the Infantry, Artillery, and Signal Branches. He retired from the Army National Guard as Brigadier General and was recalled by Adjutant General T. Eston Marchant to activate and command the South Carolina State Guard with the rank of Major General retiring in 1984. Recipient of the Bronze Star and the Combat Infantry Badge, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal and other service medals. General Lindsay was inducted into the Infantry OCS Hall of Fame at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He is a life member of the National Guard Associations of the United States and The State of South Carolina.
His business experience was corporate law, insurance, government and administration. During his forty one (41) years in the insurance field, he was Executive Vice President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of SC, President of Companion Life Insurance Company and an officer and director of other Companion companies, including Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Company and President of Investors Heritage Life founded by the Lt. Governor of Kentucky and Governor Robert E. McNair. Out of law school, he began his career with Liberty Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, The Surety companies and Cosmos Broadcasting Corporation, rising to executive positions with these companies.
In the government sector, Jack was Chief Insurance Commissioner of the State of South Carolina for nine (9) years under four (4) different governors. He was active in the affairs of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners serving on the most prestigious committees during his tenure in regulation. He was the chief architect of the first major revision of the NAIC Constitution and By Laws and concluded by serving as President-Elect and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the NAIC. He was the senior member of the Joint Legislative and Industry Committee to recodify the Insurance Laws of the State of South Carolina in the middle 1980s.
His community activities consisted as Pro Bono Counsel for the South Carolina High School League and served on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina High School League. His greatest love was serving as an Atlantic Coast Conference Football Official for 16 years where he officiated numerous Clemson-Carolina games. Frank Howard once said, He might be the best official who ever threw a flag. Jack also served as President of the South Carolina Football Officials Association, Advisory member of the NCAA and National Federation Football Rules Committee. Jack officiated various bowl games, NAIA National Championships and South Carolina High School State Championships. He served on the Winthrop University Board of Trustees and was instrumental in Winthrop becoming part of the NCAA Division I. Jack was also a member of the St. Andrews Society and Clan Lindsay Association, USA. Honors were many for Mr. Lindsay through his service to the military and to his state and community. On his 80th birthday he was presented the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Mark Sanford, the highest civilian award bestowed upon a citizen of South Carolina.
Mr. Lindsay is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Babs Lindsay; a son, John Travis Lindsay and his wife Nancy of Charlotte, North Carolina; a son Rocky Morris and his wife Gina of the home; daughter, Patricia Green and her husband Don of Santa Barbara, Calif.; grandchildren, Allison Katherine Lindsay, Bryan Weldon Morris, and Lindsay Katherine Morris. He was predeceased by son, Stephen North Morris.
Memorials may be made to Tri-County Hospice, 166 Stoneridge Dr., Columbia, SC 29210