Michael Lindsay

Michael G. Lindsay, 25, of Pinehurst, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019..

He was born July 23, 1994, in Burglengenfeld, Germany, to Lt. Col. Kevin Lindsay U.S. Army (ret.) and Lesa Lindsay, while his father was in the U.S. Army. Michael, his twin brother Evan, older brother U.S. Army Cpt. Wayne, and parents moved to Fort Bragg and then Southern Pines in 2001. Michael, his brothers, and family grew up enjoying soccer, football, wake boarding at Woodlake, snowboarding, surfing and spending time with his family and friends. Michael was a co-captain and an all-conference soccer player at Union Pines and played on an AC Sandhills State Champion soccer team with Evan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Vanderbilt University.  While at Vanderbilt, Michael met the love of his life, Hayley Ryskoski, his freshman year. Michael and Hayley married in 2018 and were living in Austin, Texas, where Hayley is pursuing a doctorate degree and Michael a master’s degree.

Michael was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Master Sgt. Burl Wayne Cherry; and a cousin, Erin Lindsay.

He is survived by his wife, Hayley Lindsay; his parents, Kevin and Lesa Lindsay; his brothers, Evan Lindsay and Wayne Lindsay; paternal grandparents, Gen. James Lindsay (ret.) and Gerry Lindsay; and his maternal grandmother, Alma Frances Cherry and close friend CMSgt. U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Charlie Swaney; his aunts and uncles, Col. Gregory Cherry (ret.), Steven and Nadean Lindsay, Michael Lindsay and Nancy Johnson, Barbara and Paul Jacon; his cousins Nick Cherry, Colton Cherry, Lexi Cherry, Brittany Lindsay, Lindsay Mayo, Tyler Jacon, Sasha Lindsay and Bogdana Lindsay; and his many close friends.

A visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with a funeral Mass to follow at 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow in the fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions can be made to the “Michael G. Lindsay Foundation” to be set up in his name.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.