After graduating from Lilesville High School, he attended King’s Business College in Raleigh and was employed by Carolina Trailways before he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was an honor graduated of Medical Corps School in Baltimore, Md., and served at bases in Norman, Okla.; Georgetown; San Diego; and Okinawa, Japan.
He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Southwestern University in Georgetown.
On March 18, 1945, he married Wilma Huser of Granger in San Diego. They made their home in Georgetown, Round Rock and Barlett before moving into the Llano area July 31, 1971.
He taught biology, chemistry and physics and also coached girls basketball, high school baseball and junior high football. He served as a high school principal and a superintendent and retired from the Llano Independent School District as an elementary principal. He was president of Bell County’s TSTA and later was a member of ATPE.
C.R. was a Master Mason, serving as district deputy of District 47, and was a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. He also was a Scout Master, an Explorer advisor, a member of the Order of the Arrow and a member of SPJST Lodge 20.
He was a charter member of Highland Lakes United Methodist Church, where he was teacher of the first Sunday School class, Lay Leader for many years, a member of the Methodist Men, for whom he helped prepared many breakfasts, and a member of The Brotherhood of Joseph. He also was active in the Walk to Emmaus.
He and Wilma were avid fishermen, traveled extensively and were proud to have visited every state in the Union and all but one capital.
His survivors include his wife, Wilma; son, Dr. Phil Lindsay and wife Toni of Alexandria, La.; three grandchildren, Dr. Alexis McQuitty and husband Chris McQuitty of Galveston, Allison Dart and husband Dr. Ben Dart of Signal Mountain, Tenn., and Jason Lindsay of San Antonio; seven great-grandchildren, Jackson, Caroline, Charles, Rachel, John, Bob and Will; two nephews of North Carolina; a special niece, Mary Barsenti of New Braunfels.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Florence Ballard and Helen Leak; and brother, William Lindsay.
A funeral service is 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam with the Rev. Grady Roe officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Highland Lakes United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300. Email email@example.com with condolences.