Wallace Robins Lindsey Sr., 63, president of the Lindsey Nicholson Corp., a former automotive wholesale firm that became a real estate company in Alexandria in the early 1980s, died of cancer Oct. 16 at the Circle Terrace Hospital in Alexandria.

Mr. Lindsey lived in Alexandria, where he was born, and he graduated from George Washington High School. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces. After the war, he graduated from the University of Virginia. In 1946, he joined the Lindsey Nicholson firm with his father. He was president of the firm at the time of his death.

He was a member of the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. He also had served on the board of United Virginia Bank and W.R. Manchester Inc., a construction firm in Alexandria. He was a member of the Friendship Fire Co. and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, both in Alexandria.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Burgess Lindsey of Alexandria; three daughters, Susan Lundsey-Goldman of Absecon, N.J., Carol Ann Lindsey of Charlottesville, and Jean Noble Lindsey of Alexandria; two sons, Wallace R. Jr., and Charles B., both of Alexandria; a sister, Rosamund Diederich, of Alexandria; and four grandchildren.