MCREYNOLDS, DR. ENOCH CONNELL, JR. - passed away on the morning of January 12, 2014 at Christus Spohn Hospital after a long illness. Dr. McReynolds was born January 14, 1919 in Starkville, Mississippi. He spent the early years of his life with his family in the Louisiana Delta country. His teenage years were spent in Selmer, Tennessee, and Knoxville, Tennessee, where he graduated from Knoxville High School. While in high school he played football, and in his senior year at KHS the team had two players who later became All American players at the University of Tennessee. He attended pre-med school at the University of Tennessee and graduated from the UT Medical School in Memphis in 1942. Upon graduation he was inducted in the US Navy as a lieutenant junior grade and stationed at the Charleston SC Naval Base for his internship. In 1943 he was assigned to the USS Duluth, a heavy cruiser, as the ship's medical officer in the Pacific. In 1946 Dr. McReynolds was discharged from the Navy with the grade of lieutenant senior grade and began a medical practice in Visalia, California. After 12 years in private practice, he entered the University of Washington Medical School for study in anesthesiology. Upon completion of the program, he was licensed as an anesthesiologist and practiced at Physicians and Surgeons Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi until his retirement on his birthday in 1984. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Anderson McReynolds; father and mother, Enoch C. and Mary W. McReynolds, Sr. He is survived by his brother and wife, Joseph and Clydette McReynolds, Sr.; daughter and husband, Nancy and T. J. Sheridan; son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Nan McReynolds; granddaughter, Tracy McReynolds; granddaughter and husband, Jamie and Phillip Crawley; grandson and wife, Andrew and Sarah McReynolds; grandson and wife, John and Shelley Sheridan; and three great granddaughters. No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, 50 Briar Hollow Rd., Houston TX 77027.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Jan. 26, 2014