Scott Sinnock ’68

Scott Sinnock, age 77, of Palisade, Colorado passed away on December 21, 2023 in Palisade.

He was born on January 9, 1946 in Evanston, Illinois to the late Pomeroy and Mary Hill Sinnock.

Scott graduated from New Castle Chrysler High School in 1964 where he was honored as one of the top ten basketball players in Indiana after which he went on to play at Davidson College in North Carolina. In 1978, Scott earned a PhD in Geology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and pursued a career in the geological field for many years including a term at Sandia Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico and later as a government contract employee for Bechtel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout his adult life, he maintained a passion for research and exploration, a keen interest in genealogy and a deep curiosity about the natural world. He was an avid hiker, rock climber and collector. He continued to research and write up to the time of his death.

Scott is survived by his daughter, Heather of Chicago, IL; granddaughter, Hazel; sister, Jean (Sinnock)Guy of Cary, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Pom and Charlotte (Rogers) Sinnock of Clayton, GA and nieces and nephews.

Condolences can be left online at the Snyder Memorial Funeral Home in Grand Junction, Colorado or emailed to Pom Sinnock at psinnock@windstream.net. No service is planned at this time.

Richard “Dick” H. Lindsey Jr. ’68

Rev. Richard Harold Lindsey, Jr., known to his friends as Dick, died peacefully with family by his side on a bright, crisp morning in Charlotte, NC, on Monday, December 11, 2023.  In his long and rewarding life, Dick could claim many titles – school athlete, army veteran, church minister and counselor, loving husband, and treasured father.  But to the very many people who knew and loved him, he was always just Dick, and to his family, Grandad.

He was born in Newport News, Virginia, on March 31, 1946, to Richard Harold Lindsey, Sr and A’Woods Devereaux Lindsey, and spent most of his childhood in Spartanburg, SC, where he attended Pine Street Elementary School, Evans Junior High School, and then Spartanburg High School where he excelled as a student-athlete before graduating in 1964.  He went on to study psychology and play football at Davidson College, and it was there that he met and fell in love with Nancy Neal Rogers who studied at nearby Queens College. 

Dick graduated from Davidson in 1968 and then served as an officer in the United States Army Medical Service Corps, stationed in Heidelberg, Germany.  For two years he and Nancy continued a long-distance courtship.  They married in Spartanburg on June 6, 1970.  After four years’ military service, he resigned his commission and entered Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA.

He graduated in 1975 with a Master of Divinity degree, and later that year was ordained and installed at West End Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, VA.  This marked the beginning of 36 years of continued and committed Christian ministry, serving first in Roanoke for over six years, and then accepting a call from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield County, VA, where he served the community for almost 30 years.  Not only was he a devoted minister, but also, he was a loyal friend and confidant to those he served both inside and outside of the church.  

Dick retired from the ministry in 2011, having served almost half his life in Christian service, and he and Nancy moved to Charlotte, NC.  There they began another new chapter in their lives, relishing being close to their daughter, Beth, and her young family, and making many new friends at First Presbyterian Church. 

Throughout his life, Dick was a loving, outgoing, and gregarious man, forever curious and embracing of those he met.  He especially loved outdoor experiences through church adventure camps which he and other minister friends led for high school students.  His times of canoeing, rock-climbing, caving, and camping were some of the highlights of his life, often in the company of his dear friend in the outdoors, the Reverend Rockwell “Rocky” Ward.  Even in his last years, Dick was often seen in the mornings, walking or cycling in the neighborhood, chatting with whomever he met. 

Dick and Nancy enjoyed a true and loving marriage and partnership that lasted 53 years.  In their retirement they traveled across the US and abroad, and felt forever blessed by their three children Beth, Drew, and Kate, who were a source of constant joy and pride.  Nancy was by his side at the very end.    

Dick is survived by his wife, Nancy; their three children, Beth Lindsey Thompson and her husband, Lee of Charlotte, NC, Drew Lindsey and his wife, Marta of San Francisco, CA; Kate Lindsey Lambert and her husband, Olly of St. Leonard’s-on-sea, England, and five beloved grandchildren, Ben and Sam Thompson, Helena and Elise Lindsey and Finnegan Lambert.  He is also survived by his brother, Gray D. Lindsey and his wife, Jana of Dunwoody, GA as well as numerous loved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Ann Lindsey Clarke of Columbia, SC. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, February 19, 2024, at First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC.  The family will receive friends following the service at the church.  The service will be livestreamed at: https://firstpres-charlotte.org/watch/ for those unable to attend in person.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Dick to First Presbyterian Church, Attn: TV Ministry, 200 W. Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202 (https://firstpres-charlotte.org/give/) or Memory and Movement Charlotte, 411 Billingsley Rd., #103, Charlotte, NC 28211 (https://www.mmclt.org/donate/).  

Benjamin (Ben) Cannon Jr. ’68

Benjamin (Ben) Cannon Jr. died on November 11, 2023 at the age of 76 in Chico, CA. Ben is survived by his wife Mary Cannon, Brother-in-law Lon Addams, nieces Kimberly Cronin and Stephanie Addams Jones. Nephews; Lee Addams and Joel Addams, stepchildren; Allison Craig, Hannah Boeldt and husband James Boeldt and their son Christopher James Boeldt, Alexander Craig and his wife Megan Craig. He is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Mary Cannon, his sister Marsha Addams and niece Lindsey Addams.

Ben was born in Statesboro, Georgia. He graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina and received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma Washington and furthered his education with a degree in Diagnostic Radiology at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Ben proudly served as a Colonel in the United States Army Medical Corp until 1984. He worked as an Interventional Radiologist at Chico Community Hospital, North State Radiology, and Enloe Hospital in Chico, CA.

Ben married Mary Cannon on May 5, 2012. He retired to pursue his passionate interests; golf, abalone diving off the Mendocino Coast, snorkeling, hiking, traveling, and spending time with his wife, family, and friends.

Donations can be made in his name to Doctors Without Borders or in care of Brusie Funeral Home.

Services will be held December 2, 2023 at 11:00 at Faith Lutheran Church, Chico, CA.

Jack L. Smith ’68

Jack Smith peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family in Evergreen, Colorado.

Jack is remembered for his integrity, wry sense of humor, kindness, and his family loved his sense of adventure, dedication to loved ones, and his love of travel.

He spent 41 years as an esteemed Denver lawyer.

He is survived by wife Diane, daughter Amy, son Daniel and his wife Ursula and their 2 children.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held December 9th at 1 pm, at Olinger Crown Hill Mortuary and Cemetery, in the Chapel of Peace. 7777 W. 29th Ave. Wheat Ridge, Colorado 80033

Benjamin Goodman Jr. ’68

Dr. Benjamin Goodman, Jr., passed away on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at the age of 77, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was born February 20, 1946, in Hickory, NC to Dr. Benny Goodman, Sr and Peggy Goodman, and was the oldest of four children.

Ben was a loving husband, parent, grandparent, sibling, doctor and friend to many in the Hickory community. Ben practiced medicine for 51 years, of which 10 years were alongside his father. Combined, he and his father, Dr. Benny Goodman, Sr., served the Hickory community for nearly a century as family physicians.

Ben was a 1964 graduate of Hickory High School, a 1968 graduate of Davidson College, and a 1972 graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical School. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Penn State in 1975. He also served the U.S. Army for 12 years retiring as a Lt Colonel. He was chosen to attend the National Endowment for the Humanities in Religious Studies at Harvard University in 1978. One of his proudest moments was an article that he authored in the American Journal of Medicine related to Temporal Arteritis – along with numerous articles and other medical journals. He was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. He also served as Professor and Director of Family Medicine Residency at Medical University of South Carolina from 1977-1988 where he met his nurse and wife of 43 years, Martha Goodman.

Ben and Martha have two surviving children, Robert Goodman of Bluffton, SC and Caroline McKinney of Hickory, NC. Robert, and his wife Karen, have a daughter, Sophia. Caroline, and her husband Kyle, have five children, Harper, Connor, Sawyer, Hunter and Grace. He was preceded in death by his third child, Eryan, in 2001. Ben was particularly close to his sister, Kathryn, and her husband, Lamar Lehman, and their children, Katy Lehman (Paul Brown) of Atlanta, GA and Pat Lehman (Melissa, Owen and Emory), of Greensboro, NC.

Ben had a tremendous love for his family, the care of his many beloved patients, baseball (go Braves!), reading, photography and everything UNC Tarheels. He will be remembered by many driving his red Mazda Miata around town with his treasured dog, Bob.

Please join us to celebrate Ben’s life at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2023, at First Presbyterian Church, 237 2nd St NW, Hickory, NC 28601 with the Rev. Richard Floyd officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.

Please bring your favorite memory or story to share with our family.

Donations can be made to the following – or charity of your choice:

Autism Society of North Carolina, Attention: Donations, 5121 Kingdom Way, #100, Raleigh, NC 27607 or Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, https://www.lupus.org/northcarolina/donate-now-1 .