Malcolm Dan Dinges, M.D., 88, joined his Heavenly Father on February 17, 2014. Born in the Heights in Houston, Texas on January 2, 1926.
Dr. Dan, as he was called by friends and patients, attended San Jacinto High School and graduated from University of Arkansas Medical School in 1948. He served two duties in the U.S. Navy for 11 years between 1943 and 1956. While interning at Hermann Hospital he met a pretty RN, Marie Wheeler, and they were married in 1949 and have been faithful ever since. He practiced 40 years of Family Practice and General Surgery primarily at Hillcroft Medical Clinic and Sharpstown General Hospital. He loved caring for his patients. He was a member of Braeburn Country Club and Second Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm and Blanche Dinges; Sister, Ola Williams; and grandson, Dan Dinges, Jr.
He is survived by wife, Marie, and their 4 children, Vicky Bennett and husband, Jerry, Dan Dinges, Mark Dinges and his wife, Barbara, and Jennifer Knox and her husband, Joe; 6 grandchildren: Anthony Goode and wife, Jamie, Lindsey Dinges, Lauren Morin, Michelle Murphy, Caroline Dinges and Marshall Dinges; and 3 great-grandchildren: Daniel, David and Benjamin Goode.
He was a dedicated husband and loving family man. He loved the outdoors, particularly hunting and golfing.
A Celebration of Dan's life will be held on Friday, February 21 @ 11:00am in the Chapel at Second Baptist Church-Woodway.
In lieu of flowers, for those desiring, please support Amazing Place (www.amazingplacehouston.org).
For further tributes, please see www.woodlawnfh.com.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 19, 2014