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DR. ENOCH JAMES VANN of Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2014 at the age of 88. He was born on July 22, 1925, in Boston, GA, to Sara Perry and Enoch James Vann, Sr. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee. It was there that he met his loving wife, Sarah Jayne Turner. Immediately following his residency in Memphis at John Gaston Hospital, he joined the United States Navy and served overseas as a flight surgeon during the Korean War. His passion for medicine and dedication to the art of healing led him to Vero Beach, FL in 1954, where he joined the practice of Dr. E.B. Hardee. His most fulfilling achievement during his 40 year career was the collaboration with Doctors William White and Donald Gold in the creation of The Doctors' Clinic. Dr. Vann is survived by Jayne, his wife of 65 years; his son, Enoch James Vann III, daughters, Beth Smith, Jan Patrick, Valerie Vann-Oettl, Susie Wallace, and Dede Marine; his cousins; Polly Ingram of Atlanta, GA, Martha Wright of Daytona Beach, FL, Louie Perry and Frank Perry of Moultrie, GA, Dr. Joel Futral of Cornville, AZ, Dr. Ashley Futral of Winchester, VA, and Dr. Perry Ann Almquist of Charlotte, NC. During his 21 years of retirement he thoroughly enjoyed his 14 grandchildren and 4 great- grandchildren. His wife and children will forever remember him as a man utterly devoted to his family and to the service of others. A celebration of his life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 1750 20th St. on Saturday, May 10th at 10 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 51 Children's Way, Enterprise, FL 32725, or the Boys and Girls Clubs of Indian River County, 1729 17th Ave., Vero Beach, 32960. Arrangements under the direction of Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home. Please share condolences at www.coxgiffordseawinds.com
Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory
1950 20Th St
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Published in the TC Palm on Apr. 27, 2014