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Steven Eugene "Gene" Lindsay

We are so sad to hear of Gene's passing. He was a wonderful checker player and we enjoyed seeing him and Betty at many tournaments. We will surely miss him and our prayers are with you, Betty and the family. God's grace is sufficient. We love you. Bill & Frances McClintock
From: Bill & Frances McClintock    09/08/2007 09:07 PM
Tennessee tournaments are always a long drive for me but the people there have always been so nice and Gene was one of them... my prayers to his family
From: Patrick    09/08/2007 02:34 PM
Very sad news. To Gene's loved ones I extend my condolences and prayers. I first met Gene in 2004 when he traveled all the way from Tennessee to Indiana to play in the 2004 District 6-Indiana State Checker Tournament, he finished in second place that year and then returned in 2005 to win the tournament. We missed having Gene here the past two tournaments, understandably so and largely due to his involvement in organizing the Tennessee State GAYP Tournament which is played in Morristown the weekend preceding to our tournament. Gene was an outstanding player and shared his love of the game by advancing it in many ways. Checkers and we who play the game have suffered a great loss and Gene will certainly be missed.
From: "Pal" Bucker    09/07/2007 02:46 PM
I knew Gene through Checkers. I met him twice at the Strawberry Festival in Tenn. He was a nice guy and will be missed.
From: Eddie Moore    09/07/2007 01:20 PM
Very sad news, I always enjoyed seeing Gene at the tournaments, always a smile on his face and friendly words for everyone, he certainly will be missed. Jeff Webster
From: Jeff Webster    09/07/2007 10:25 AM
Words are so hard to say at this time. My love and prayers go out to you Betty and family.. Don't forget, I am near to be there for anything you need.. All the times I have met or talked to Gene, he was a Gentleman in every respect. Never failing to talk about Betty.. Godspeed my friend.. "Beyond time and space, there is God" May we all live as if today was our last. With deepest respect and sympathy, Vonda (Bugs)
From: Vonda Jones    09/07/2007 08:00 AM
It was a shock to me about Genes untimely death. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family. Gene was a fine friend to me and he was a tremendous checker player. May God bless, Ken christian
From: ken christian    09/07/2007 07:32 AM
I am very sorry to hear about Gene. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you all! You all will be in my thoughts and prayers! Take Care and God Bless!
From: Bobbette Audet    09/07/2007 07:09 AM
My prayers and condolences go out to his family. It was an honor to know and play Gene in checkers.
From: Ryan Pronk    09/07/2007 01:04 AM
Gene always participated in our NC State Open, District 4, as well as VA State Open. Betty usually attended with him and all the wives entertained each other and enjoyed her company. He supported checkers and gave generously. He was loved by all of us and we will dearly miss this Master Player. We share our deepest sympathy to all his friends and family. NC Checker Association - Sec. JR Smith
From: JR Smith    09/06/2007 10:59 PM
Goodbye big man we had a good time in Vegas just a few short weeks ago. I will remember you for that and your friendly and honest outlook on life.It was a pleasure meeting you, always remembered by your draughts friends in Ireland ..slean agus beannact.
From: Tommy Canning    09/06/2007 09:44 PM
We are so sorry to hear about Gene. Please let Christy and I know of anything you all need...anything at all. You have our deepest sympathies.
From: Kevin    09/06/2007 08:15 PM
I have known about Gene for several years. He was a fine checker player, and getting much better each year. He was a top master, and loved the game very much. I talked to him on the phone about 2 months ago. Life is very uncertain each day. It sure does make me think about life. It was a pleasure to have known him. God bless his family, and friends. Johnny Young
From: johnny young    09/06/2007 08:05 PM
I knew Gene for more than 10 years. He was a real gentleman, lover and patriot of Checkers and American Checkers federation. He used to be a strong player and I learned from him alot. He was also a great enthusiast and promoter the game. This is certainly a great and unexpected lost for checkers and for me. I am dummy, nothing to say. My deep sympathy to all his friends and family members. Alex Moiseyev, 3-move Checkers World Champion
From: Alex Moiseyev    09/06/2007 07:39 PM
I am so sad, he was a strong man, I met him in Lebanon Tennessee.  I am from Mexico, God be with you to hold up this grief, my prayers are with you...
From: Irma Sierra    09/06/2007 07:25 PM
It was always my pleasure to see Gene at various Checker Tournaments and most recently at the American Checker Federation National Tournament in Las Vegas. Gene was a top International Player and loved the game and the ACF of which he served as elected Treasurer some years ago. Gene was always a tough opponent and will be missed by many who knew him. Today was a very sad day for me to learn of Gene's passing. Gene was a long time ACF Life Member and always supported the ACF and the game of Checkers. Gene and I had several discussions on him establishing an International Match Trust Fund as seeing this important event preserved was most important to him. Dear Gene: I will miss you. " AT LAST MY TROPHIES I LAY DOWN " Sincerely: Alan Millhone, President American Checker Federation
From: Alan Millhone    09/06/2007 07:06 PM
This is just overwhelming news. I can't imagine the grief y'all are feeling. May you be filled with love and light to support you through the next few days and weeks.
From: Billie    09/06/2007 04:48 PM

Gene Lindsay