August 29, 2013

Memorial service tomorrow for Biochemistry graduate student Hunter Lindsey

Hunter Lindsey, a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry, died last Friday of cancer. He was 42.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Mount Juliet, Tenn., followed by a Military Honor Guard Ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Nashville National Cemetery.

He was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army. Lt. Col. Lindsey earned a Master’s degree in Biochemistry at Vanderbilt in 2004 and was an instructor in Chemistry at the United States Military Academy at West Point for three years before serving in other positions. Lt. Col. Lindsey returned to Vanderbilt in 2011 with the support of the Army to complete his Ph.D. He would have rejoined the faculty at West Point as an assistant professor of Chemistry. At Vanderbilt, Lt. Col. Lindsey worked with Neil Osheroff, Ph.D.

Lt. Col. Lindsey is survived by his wife Jenn Lindsey and two young sons.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Fisher House Foundation (, which provides housing for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for illness, disease or injury.