David was born in Findlay, Ohio, into the family of Presbyterian minister John David Lindsay Sr., a 1916 graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary. David’s uncle William Bixler Barnitz 1917 was a strong influence.
David had two years of premed studies at Princeton before the Army sent him to medical school at Temple University. He interned at Abington Hospital, where he met Jane Conard. They were married for 63 years until she died in 2012. They raised four children; Jack (JDL III) died at the age of 55.
Service obligations led to assignments at several Army Air Force bases on the East Coast and in Texas before settling in Fairmont, W.Va., where David practiced internal medicine for 35 years with his friend and former chief resident at Abington, Jesse Jenkins. Starting at age 65, he worked part time in the ER at Fairmont General Hospital, and then at a public clinic until the age of 85. He was an elder and scoutmaster at First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont.
David died Feb. 19, 2019, a few years after his brother, Elmer Rambo Lindsay ’50. He is survived by his children, Becky Lindsay ’75 and her husband Scott Pearce, Robert and his wife Lynn, and Andrew and his wife Nancy; grandchildren John (JDL IV), Sarah Beth, Jessica, and Mack; sister Mary L. Welch; sister-in-law Mary W. Lindsay; cousin Barbara Lillich; and daughter-in-law Sharon Lindsay.