07-20-2020 - WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF OUR CLASSMATE LEE SPENCER
Following is a message from Clayton Spencer regarding the passing of his dad and our classmate Lee Spencer.
Rest in Peace Lee Spencer
> I hope this message finds you well. I'm Clayton Spencer, son to Lee
> and Laura Spencer, and I writing to you because I found your name in
> my parents address book. Many names there I recognized, but some I did
> not. My apologies if this email reaches you in error.
> I am writing with sad news. My dad passed away last Tuesday evening.
> In late June, Dad suffered a mild stroke. At that point, prognosis was
> good and he began making rapid progress with in-patient therapy.
> Around the first of July he began suffering additional strokes. Four
> strokes were confirmed and it is believed that he had a fifth this
> past Sunday. Each successive stroke began to take their toll and he
> lost more and more function. Other complications ensued and it became
> impossible to treat those serious conditions as well as the strokes.
> Dad was transferred to the ICU last Sunday, placed on hospice Monday,
> and passed peacefully Tuesday night. My wife, son, and I had come down
> to Greenville, TX for the Fourth of July at a time when we thought dad
> would be transferred back home July 6th. I am glad that I was able to
> be there with dad to provide support, comfort, and help with the
> medical decisions - difficult as they were. It's been very hard to
> lose both of my parents within a year and a half of each other, but I
> am glad that dad's spirit has been reunited with mom's. They were never meant to be separated. Rest in peace, dad, you've earned it!
> Due to COVID-19, we will delay having a memorial service until a later
> date. We will have a small, private, grave-side service at Forest Park
> Cemetery in Greenville on Monday, July 27. Coker-Mathews funeral home
> here in Greenville will be providing services
> (https://www.cokermathews.com/) It is possible we will try to hold a
> 'virtual' family visitation via *Zoom* on Sunday, July 26. Please let
> me know if you would be interested in being included in that event.
> Please do share this information with any others that you think might
> wish to know.
> If you'd like to contact me, I can be reached as follows:
> email: email@example.com
> mobile (text/voice): 217-204-5720
> home address: 138 Caldwell St., Jacksonville, IL, 62650
> Best regards,
02-26-2018 - JACK KUSHNER- NEW APPOINTMENT
Jack Kushner has been appointed to the editorial board of Sryahwa Publications. Sryahwa is an Indian based company that publishes Journals.
06-23-2017 - BILL DISMUKES REMEMBERED BY JACK KUSHNER
We were sad to hear of the passing of our classmate Bill Dismukes. Here are some thoughts from Jack Kushner as he remembers Bill.
ï»¿Probably like all of you, I have been sad all day since I heard the news about Bill. I knew this day would come and that he was no longer of sound mind, but still memories went round and round in my head. I still remember meeting him on the football field Â when we played for Capital Chevrolet. We were going to Baldwin at that time in the 8th grade. During the summer we both were counselors at the Rotary YMCA camp outside of Wetumpka. At Lanier we ran against each other for class officers, but we were in the same class for Latin. Bill went on to Vanderbilt and I went to Tulane. We met up again in medical school, but then went our separate ways as he went to Boston and I went to Washington D.C. Upon my return from Viet-Nam, I saw him again prior to starting a Neurosurgery Residency. Later we communicated by telephone about various things and met again when he was in B'Ham. I lectured at the UAB twice and he was always in attendance. Last saw him at a Lanier reunion in Montgomery and although he knew who I was, the conversation was very limited. All of our lives have been diminished by his death as Bill was a good physician. He will be missed as he certainly made a contribution to medicine in Alabama. I think this is one of the reasons the reunions in Montgomery have been successful. I plan to return in the Spring to Montgomery. Â Jack Kushner