In Memory

Jimmy Lindsay

LINDSAY, Dr. James Hazzard, who practiced obstetrics and gynecology medicine for more than two decades in Tullahoma, died Friday (July 31, 2009) at his home in Louisville, Tenn. He was 62.

Dr. Lindsay died at 12:05 p.m. EST after a brief illness. His family visitation will be at the Kilgore Funeral Home on Mitchell Boulevard in Tullahoma from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. The funeral services will be on Tuesday at First United Methodist Church on South Jackson Street in Tullahoma. The time was undetermined at press time. There will also be a brief graveside service at the Rose Hill Cemetery following the church service.

Dr. Lindsay is survived by his wife Beverly Nicole Lindsay, to whom he had been married for 38 years, and his son, James Hazzard Lindsay III, aged 24. he was surrounded by his family and friends as well as members of Clan Lindsay. Dr. Lindsay had in the past served as counselor and president, respected and important positions in Clan Lindsay USA. Dr. Lindsay was always extremely interested in his heritage and the history of his family. His great-grandfather served the Confederacy as a volunteer from South Carolina in the Civil War.

Dr. Lindsay was born in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 15, 1947, to James Hazzard Lindsay and Doris Elizabeth Floyd Lindsay, both deceased. He also had a brother, John Presley, and a sister, Nanette Marie, who both died as infants. He received his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed his Ob-Gyn residency in Newport News, Va., at the Riverside Hospital. He also had a master’s degree in psychology from Western North Carolina.

Dr. Lindsay lived in Tullahoma and practiced obstetrics and gynecology medicine for 21 years before moving with his family to Maryville in 2006 and continuing his practice of medicine with even more emphasis on his volunteer work. While in Tullahoma, Dr. Lindsay served as chief of the Harton Hospital Medical Staff for several terms.

Dr. Lindsay was active in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation and the Sons of the Confederacy as well as his ongoing work and advice to Clan Lindsay. As a physician, Dr. Lindsay intervened on behalf of women’s health issues in Washington, D.C. and was active in Remote Area Medical (RAM), which was a volunteer organization to bring medical care to remote and underserved areas of the country. Dr. Lindsay was one of the founders of Partners for Healing in Coffee County, which was established to provide health services to those individuals who were the “working poor.” He was also actively involved in teen pregnancy awareness.

Dr. Lindsay was also very active in the church, serving as chairman of the pastoral committee, teaching Bible classes for teens, and leading small group Bible studies. Dr. Lindsay was a member of the Tullahoma Masonic Lodge and served as Grand Master of the lodge. In addition, he served as Worthy Patron for the Order of the Eastern Star.

Dr. Lindsay will be greatly missed by his devoted patients, family, and friends. In honor of Dr. Lindsay his family has requested that donations be made in his name to the Society for Women’s Health Research in lieu of flowers.

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08/21/09 02:54 PM #1    

Ernie Nivens

What a significant loss!! Jimmy was a "cheerleader in uniform" for the whole fotball team and to his friends as well. He was the best left handed quarterback in SC! I look forward to seeing him again "across the river."

Ernie Nivens

08/21/09 11:16 PM #2    

Jane Rice (Bailey)

Always a fine gentleman. I am sure I will meet him again in glory one day. Well done... a good and faithful servant.

08/22/09 09:14 PM #3    

Bill Wise

I must agree with Ernie Nivens about Jimmy being "the best left handed quarterback in SC". The best high school game I ever watched, they put Jimmy in against Lancaster. I think we were behind more than one touchdown, and if I remember right he passed the Bearcats down the field for a last ditch touchdown that was the last play of the game, with both teams piled up at the goal line. We won!

Jimmy was always a humble servant.

08/25/09 10:06 AM #4    

Linda Stevenson (Jordan)

The Class of 65 of Rock Hill High School will miss Jimmy.
I remember him as always being a gentleman and his zest for life and his friends.
Linda Stevenson Graves

08/26/09 02:35 AM #5    

Danny Dozier

Jimmy we miss you... you were real leader and inspiration to all of your classmates and a bright guiding light on the football field. An amazing person to know in our youth and a lost friend to good Old Rock Hill High.

10/12/09 10:45 PM #6    

Jerry (Jeri) Estes (Alexander)

Jimmy had left Rock Hill right after graduation. Many had spoken of him recently at the last 3 or 4 reunion meetings. No one knew exactly what ever happened to him but many wondered.

Now, we know. Too bad he did not get to come back to one of the great reunions that we have had. He would have had a wonderful time seeing us for the first time since he left Rock Hill in 1965 as we would seeing him.

So goodbye Jimmy. We will cherish our time with you as children and young adults. You made a difference in many of our lives and at good old Rock Hill High!


03/04/10 08:44 PM #7    

Paul Britton

I remember Jimmy as a funny easy going guy who always had time for anyone.I was down on the field at the corner of the end zone when Coach Oates put Jimmy in the game we were down by 5 if I remember correctly JImmy took the snap and scrambled to his left and heaved the pass to Tommy Melton in the end zone Tommy was defended I would find out later by a guy named Rick Gaskin of Lancaster Well Tommy caught the ball and the rest is history. Rick and I became great friends in Conway where we met several years later. I did have great fun with Rick by bringing up that great play in Bearcat History. GOD bless and keep you Jimmy

06/17/10 09:52 AM #8    

Roy "Tuffy" Davenport

I was deeply saddened to hear of Jimmy's passing.  He and I were best friends back during  our High School days.  He and I sang together in a folk group called the PKs'.  He and I along with my two sisters, Beth Davenport (Merrifield), Carole Davenport (Forrester), and Peggy Hardin, Margaret Parrish and Belinda Kaney sang at church functions around the area.  We thought we were the next "New Christy Minstrels".  Our name (PKs') came from the fact that we were all preachers' kids.

Jim was a gentle giant who will be missed by friends and family alike.  The world's a better place for Jimmy having passed through.  We'll miss you Jimmy!

Roy (Tuffy) Davenport '65

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