Marvin Davis Lindsay
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Flower of the Forest

Marvin Davis Lindsay

1921 - 2006

Marvin Davis Lindsay, known to his many friends as "Slack" Lindsay, died May 30, 2006 in Clemson, South Carolina.

Born December 14, 1921 in Clemson, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Myrtle Burton and James Gill Lindsay.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carolyn McCollum Lindsay.

After graduating from Calhoun Clemson High School, Slack earned a B.S. degree in Textile Engineering from Clemson College in 1947.  During World War II, he served as a Captain and a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

His textile career included working for Deering Milliken and Southeastern Engineers before forming his own firm M.D. Lindsay Company.  After retirement he became an After Dinner Speaker and Humorist appearing at many business conventions and civic club meetings throughout the country.

Slack was a past president of the Clemson Rotary Club and was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.  He also served as President of both the Cotillion Club and Clan Lindsay USA.  A 62 year member of Clemson United Methodist Church, Slack held various church leadership positions.

Family survivors include: daughters, Ann Copsey and husband Ron of Greenville, SC, Susan Bishop and husband Frank of Atlanta, GA; and son, Pickens Lindsay and wife Libby of Atlanta.  He is also survived by six grandchildren, Drew Pearce and wife Dorothee, Rivers Pearce, Lindsay Bishop, Trey Bishop, Elizabeth Lindsay and Pickens Lindsay Jr.  He was predeceased by three brothers, R. Jack Lindsay, John D. Lindsay and Herbert N. Lindsay.  He is survived by one brother, James B. “Duck” Lindsay.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemson United Methodist, Building Fund, P. O. Box 590, Clemson, SC 29633.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 2, 2006 at Clemson United Methodist Church.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

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Carolyn McCollum Lindsay, beloved wife of Slack Lindsay, departed life March 26, 2013.