On Thursday, May 10, 1962 Troy Zimberlist Lindsay was born to the union of Venoria Brooks and John “Bully” Lindsay in Yokosuka, Japan. The military family later moved to Vallejo, CA for a couple of years, and later on to San Diego.
Troy attended Stockton, Boone, El Toyon, Bell, O’Farrell, Hale, and Morse High School, where he established a camaraderie of friendships unmatched. He grew up in in several neighborhoods around San Diego. Troy sincerely enjoyed working and coaching the young people at Encanto Recreation. After working a variety of jobs, he drove for Napa Auto Parts and considered boxing for a goal, after a while he and cousin Mike thought about weight-lifting. Troy participated in activities at Bethel AME Church, but liked Ushering the best. He played Pop Warner with South Bay T-Birds and Skyline. Troy was nicknamed ‘Silky Slim’ and Dwayne was called ‘Geachie Dan’ because of the movie “Uptown Saturday Night”. Because of his forehead, he was often referred to as ‘Chrome Dome.’ His mother gave him the middle name of Zimberlist due to a private detective TV show back in the late 50’s, 77 Sunset Strip.
Troy really enjoyed his life and friends. From the outside looking in, he felt rich. He adored his children and cherished the time he had with them. They enjoyed conversations and discussing whatever was on each other’s mind.
Troy liked attending events, family gatherings, concerts, hanging with friends, parties and sports events. He eased in smooth, quietly, and dressed.
Troy departed this life on Monday, September 23, 2019, quietly in his Motorhome. He was preceded in death by father John Lindsay, brother Byron M. Lindsay, and all grandparents.
Troy will be remembered as a son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend and dad. He was fun-loving, kind, and made many friends.
Troy leaves to cherish his memory; mother Venoria Lindsay; three daughters Vereisha Lindsay, Ajjahh Lindsay, Titiana Hudson; one son LaTrell Tyree Lindsay; one brother Dwayne Kelly Lindsay; two sisters Danielle Lavette Rutherford, and Tanisha Elizabeth Lindsay; one son-in-law Tranell Hudson; several nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, and many cousins, god-brothers, and a host of neighborhood homies and friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.
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