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Dr. John A. Lenox, 75, of Alexandria, KY, devoted husband, father and grandfather, died July 16, 2014 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. John was a Periodontist and retired in 1997 after 25 years in private practice. He is survived in death by his wife, Patricia (Thompson) and three children, daughter Rebecca (Michael Schwankl) of Camas, Washington, sons Richard of Lubbock, Texas and John Scott (Ashley) of Milton, Georgia. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Samantha Lenox, Madeline Lenox, Aaron Schwankl, Owen Schwankl and Joseph Lenox and his sister Laura Monson (Ronald), of Cold Spring. He is preceded in death by his younger brother, Cline Lenox and sister-in-law Sue Lenox. John was born on December 2, 1938 in Covington, the oldest son of Lawrence and Mabel Lenox. He was a graduate of Bracken County High School. He served in the US Army from 1957 to 1959, stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado where he met his wife Patricia. He attended Colorado College and then completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky. After graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and completing a residency in periodontics at the University of Washington, John came back to teach at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry before establishing his private practice in Springdale, Ohio. John was very active in his church and profession. While a member of Forest Park Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), he served on the Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Ohio and as moderator of the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Commission of the Christian Church in Ohio. Professionally, he served as a volunteer faculty member at the University of Kentucky College Of Dentistry, as well as a periodontal consultant at the Cincinnati Veterans Administration Medical Center. He was a University of Kentucky Fellow. He was a member of the Cincinnati Dental Society, the Greater Cincinnati Society of Periodontists and the American Academy of Periodontology. In 1994 he served as president of the Cincinnati Dental Society and in 1995 received the William J. Gies Foundation for the Advancement of Dentistry Editorial Award. Upon retiring, John and Pat moved from West Chester to their family farm in Bracken County. While living there they were members of the Maysville Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He was a member of the Brooksville Lion's Club and the Bracken County Historical Society. He was instrumental in the development of the Bracken County Planning Commission. In 2010 he and Pat moved from their farm to Alexandria and joined the Fort Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Visitation will be Friday, July 25, from 5 to 8 PM at Moore and Parker Funeral Home in Brooksville, Kentucky as well as July 26, from 10 to 11 AM at the Fort Thomas Christian Church, funeral service to follow. Burial will be at the Johnsville Cemetery in Bracken County. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UC Health Foundation, Barrett Cancer Center, 3200 Burnet Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45229 or Fort Thomas Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 1031 Alexandria Pike, Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075.
Moore & Parker Funeral Home
41 Hackett Ridge
Brooksville, KY 41004
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on July 22, 2014