- [S123] Bridges Funeral Home, (http://www.bridgesfuneralhome.com), 20 Sep 2010.
Died: September 20, 2010
Services: 7:00 PM Thursday, September 23, 2010, at Second Presbyterian Church
Visitation: 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday, September 23, 2010, at Second Presbyterian Church
Fox, Dr. Gerald Lynn – age 68 of Knoxville went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 20, 2010, at UT Medical Center. He was the son of the late Clarence William and Marie Brock Fox. Member of Second Presbyterian Church. He was a graduate of Central High School in Knoxville. He earned a B.S. from the UT and a DDS from UT Memphis. Rotating intern Wilford Hall USAF Hospital, San Antonio; intern and resident in oral surgery U. Texas Medical School, San Antonio; member of teaching staff U. Texas School of Dentistry and VA Hospital, San Antonio; practice dentistry specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery; member of staff Holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Indian Path Hospital, Kingsport, TN; appointed by governor to Mal-Practice Review Board, TN; Director Indian Hills Medical Complex; Pres. Sullivan County Chapter American Cancer Society; medical missionary, Honduras; served to capt. USAF; recipient Marion Fuller award; award American Cancer Society; award So. Baptist Missionary Board; diplomat American Board Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Fellow American College Oral and maxillofacial Surgeons (a founder); member ADA American Assn. Oral and maxillofacial Surgeons, International Assn. Oral Surgeons, TN, Dental Assn., TN, Society Oral and maxillofacial Surgeons, American Assn. Hospital Dentist, 1st District Dental Society, Kingsport, Dental Society & Study Club, Texas Board Dentistry, Florida Board Dentistry, Airplane Owners and Pilots Assn., Xi Psi Phi, Centbr. articles to professional journals. Survivors include wife of forty-nine and half years, Ellen Smith Fox; children, Angela F. Craft and Robert M. Craft, MD, Michael Lynn Fox and Suzanne Lonas Fox, Lisa F. Shanks and Christopher W. Shanks; grandchildren, Jennifer Montsinger Howard (David), Kristopher Montsinger, Hunter Fox, Katelyn Fox, Hayden Fox, Jonathan Shanks, Heather Crattie (Zachary), Ashlee Curry (Gerard), and Shannon Hall (Sean); brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Joe Dennis Fox and Judie L. Fox, Ann and the late John Faulkner, Rhea and Brenda Smith, Sandy and Carolyn Smith, and Janet and the late Ben Bower; great grandchildren, David Howard, Z. Nicholas Crattie, and Delaney Curry. Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Thursday, September 23, 2010, at Second Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bryan Wilson and Dr. Bill Barron officiating. Family and friends will meet at 12:45 PM Friday at Ft. Sumter Community Cemetery for a 1:00 PM interment with military honors. For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. The family will receive friends 4:00-7:00 PM Thursday at Second Presbyterian Church. “Albert Schweitzer’s love of God and service to mankind was so impressive that I have tried to use his life as a pattern for mine. In doing so I have found that respect for the personal dignity of each person is the most important characteristic for success.” Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, 865-523-4999.
Memorials: For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Second Presbyterian Church, 2829 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.
Cemetery: Ft. Sumter Community Cemetery
Location: Bridges Funeral Home