JACKSON, Tenn. – July 25, 2007 – Union University physics professor Kyle Hathcox died July 25 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He was 64.
Hathcox, the University Professor of Physics and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, had been diagnosed with leukemia in early July.
“We give thanks for his years of faithful service to Union University and for the lives of students and colleagues who were touched by his teaching and service,” Union University President David S. Dockery said. “We are also thankful for Dr. Hathcox’s strong faith in Jesus Christ, and while we grieve his loss, we do so with the promise and hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Hathcox began teaching at Union in 1974. He left in 1988 for a six-year stint at Gordon College, then returned to the Union faculty in 1994.
A native of Texas, Hathcox completed his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of North Texas.
He is survived by his wife Sandy, who is a part-time education professor at Union. They have three grown children – Alan, Susie and Peyton.
The funeral will be held in Hawkins, Texas, July 28.
Dockery announced the establishment of the Kyle Hathcox Memorial Scholarship for physics majors and minors. Donations can be sent to:
Kyle Hathcox Memorial Scholarship
Office of University Relations
1050 Union University Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
Dockery also announced that the physics and engineering offices at Union have been renamed the Kyle Hathcox Memorial Suite.
Due to inclement weather, all Union campuses will be closed on Thursday, March 5, with all day and evening classes canceled.
The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.
Friday's Preview Day has been canceled.
Nathan Shoemaker's junior recital has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in Hartley Recital Hall.
Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for continuous service.