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Dan Sumner SANDERS Jr. M.D. Obituary


SANDERS, JR., M.D., Dan SumnerAge 95, died January 14, 2013. Dan was born October 13, 1917 in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Margaret Buchanan Sanders and Daniel Sumner Sanders, Sr. He attended Murphy and Tarbox Schools, and Wallace Preparatory School. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1937 where he was a member of the football team. In 1941, he graduated from Vanderbilt University Medical School. Following an internship at Duval County Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, he married Jean Elizabeth Dusenberry on June 30, 1942. At the outset of World War II, he enlisted in the Army where he served in the Medical Corp as a Captain from 1942-1946. After the war, he did residency in pediatrics at Vanderbilt from 1946-1947. Thereafter, he practiced pediatrics in Nashville from 1948-1989. He was known to say the only thing he loved more than fishing was being a pediatrician caring for children. He served as president of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, Davidson County Pediatric Society, and Tennessee Pediatric Society. After retiring from private practice, he worked at the Disability Determination Section for the State of Tennessee from 1995-2004. He was a member of Christ Church Cathedral and served as Junior and Senior Warden. Dr. Sanders was predeceased by his sister, Martha "Wordie" Armistead. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Jean; daughters, Carol Sanders of Torrance, CA and Pat Johnson of Nashville; son, Dan S. Sanders III, M.D. (Beverly) of Nashville; grandsons, Dan Knudson of Bellevue, WA, Andrew Johnson of Nashville, Dan S. Sanders IV (Lindsay) and Martin Sanders of Victor, ID; granddaughters, Katie Johnson Reljac (David) of Richmond, KY and Anne Sanders Bradley (Clay) of Jackson, WY; four great-grandchildren; nephews, George Armistead and Steve Armistead of Nashville, and niece, Margaret Eve Minshall of Little Rock, AR. A Memorial Service followed by a visitation will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway, Saturday, January 19th at 11 a.m. The family requests that memorials be made to Christ Church Cathedral, or a .
Published in The Tennessean on Jan. 17, 2013
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