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Robert Lindsay Nathan, Jr.

September 24, 1952 ~ February 14, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Robert Lindsay Nathan, Jr .(September 24, 1952-February 14, 2023)

Robert Lindsay Nathan, Jr. of Canyon Lake, TX passed away after a short battle with cancer on February
14, 2023. “Bama”, “Lindsay”, “Robert” or “Bob” was born in New Orleans, LA on September 24, 1952 to
Robert Lindsay Nathan and Rhea Fonde Nathan who both predeceased him. Lindsay is survived by his
brother Lawrence Bruce Nathan (nephews Lawrence Tyler Nathan and Robert Parker Nathan); his sister
Judy Nathan Cisco and her husband William James Cisco Sr. (nephew Nathan Thomas Cisco); and his
brother John Harrington Nathan (wife Donna Bowling Nathan, predeceased) (nieces Rhea Fonde Nathan,
Sarah Winston Nathan and nephew John Harrington Nathan, Jr.)

Robert spent most of his childhood in Sheffield, AL before moving to Texas during high school. He
graduated from Memorial High School in Houston in 1968 and went to Texas A & M where he obtained
his Bachelors Degree in Environmental Design (1972) and his Masters in Architecture (1974). He then
traveled the world working in construction management where he developed a stellar reputation for
perfection and reliability with his peers in the industry. He retired in 2017 and moved back to a favorite
spot, the Phish Kamp at Canyon Lake, TX . He also spent these retirement years designing and building a
home and art/music studio in Trinidad, CO.

Bama was loved by so many for his peaceful loving nature, his kindness and sincerity, his quick and
gentle wit, his extreme intellect and truthfulness, and his love of music and the arts. He was a gifted
singer and songwriter and traveled the world playing his music. He produced four albums and will have a
fifth produced and completed posthumously. He generously gave his money and time to other
musicians to pursue their dreams, and he made the Phish Kamp, his home/cabin/campsite a revolving
door for friends and strangers to drop by to pick a few songs and enjoy the camaraderie that some
believe only musicians and artists can fully appreciate. He called the Phish Kamp the world’s “open
source art project.” He often spoke of the need for everyone in the world to contribute artistically in
their best way for the benefit of mankind.

Lindsay was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sheffield, AL where he spent his
childhood. Throughout his life, he donated to the church and would visit it whenever he was back in
Alabama. It was at church camp in his younger years when he developed his love for playing the guitar
because the older guys that played “got the attention of the girls.”

After cremation, Robert has requested that his ashes be scattered in two places—his property on his
mini-mountain in Tarpley, TX and at his beloved childhood lake home on the Tennessee River in
Sheffield, AL. These services will be held at a later date for his family.

He has requested that in lieu of
flowers, that any donation or gifts be made to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham, 210 D WTI, 1720 Second Avenue South, Birmingham, AL  35294.

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