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Dr. Leon Reuhland (1935 - 2012)

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Dr. Leon Reuhland

Dr. Leon Reuhland, age 77 of Woodbury, Tennessee passed away at his home after an illness on October 4, 2012.

He was born on June 16, 1935 in Ionia Michigan. His parents were the late Sherry and Florence (Vanderberg) Reuhland.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Henley Reuhland of Woodbury; Dr. Richard Reuhland and wife Connie Reuhland of Winston-Salem, NC, the late Debbie Reuhland Lewis, Nancy Reuhland Frye of Paradise, California, Dave Reuhland of Woodbury, Dr. Michael Winter and wife Amy, and Mitch Winter of Jacksonville, Florida, Cheri Winter Treco of New York and Chrislee Miller of Orlando, Florida, Jarrad Henley and wife, Tawnia of Centertown, TN. He has 19 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

Dr. Reuhland moved to Cannon County in 1971 to join Drs. Myers, Bryant, and Wolf in medical practice at the Good Samaritan Hospital. He completed Medical School at Loma Linda University in California and Post Graduate Medical training in Orlando, Florida. He and Dr. Wolf later established Woodbury Medical Center. He was also instrumental in establishing Stones River Hospital. Dr. Reuhland loved treating his patients and many friends. He served as the Cannon County Medical Examiner for many years. Dr. Reuhland loved and supported law enforcement on a local basis with the police and sheriff's departments. He also served state wide with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and as a Special Agent in the TBI.

He loved travelling with his wife and family. He loved adventures including travelling cross country in an eighteen wheeler with his son Dave. He had been a private pilot in the past and loved raising rottweilers. He was a member of the Woodbury Seventh Day Adventist church.

Visitation will be held at Smith Funeral Home Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 3-8 pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Woodbury Church of Christ at 1 p.m. on Monday October 8, 2012. Pastors Dennis Clark and Eddie Turner will officiate. Interment will follow in Riverside Garden.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Leon L. Reuhland MD, Scholarship Fund. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. (615) 563-5337. Condolences may be sent online to www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net.

Published in The Daily News Journal on Oct. 6, 2012
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