David passed away on March 28, 2000, in Rockport, Texas at the age of 56. His obituary appeared 4/1/2000, in the Rockport Pilot, page 29.
Tank's Dad hired me to work at Bray and Jordan at Twin Oaks in 1961!! Seems just a short while ago!!
Tank was as good of friend as i have ever had in my life.
David was a great friend of Earl's and mine. I think of him often, especially whenever someone is going fishing on the coast. David loved living in Rockport and taking people out to fish.
I had only one brother and David Russell Lindsay, better known as "Tank," was
four years younger than me. I always called him my "Big Little Brother!"
David was always a generous individual, just like his dad. He would take me
duck hunting and would take my son and me deer hunting and fishing. David
loved to fish out of Rockport where he spent his final years.
"Tank" was probably better known as a fighter above all else, winning 1st Team
All-District Honors as a defensive tackle for the McCallum Knights. When he
was diagnosed with lung cancer, he fought the disease for nearly 5 years!
When I told my doctor about the type of lung cancer which David had, he said
that the average lifespan was only 6 months; but David never gave up which
was indicative of his strong spirit. My father used to say that all you take to
your grave is "respect" and I believe David had earned that from a lot of people.
Today, my son, my brother and my parents are all gone now; but I will always
remember the fine examples set before me. If you have any surviving relatives,
cherish them and the moments that you can spend together; because they may
not always be there for you.
Edward R. Lindsay
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