DuBose Egleston Jr., M.D.

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DuBose Egleston, Jr., M.D., 98, of Charleston, died Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Visitation will be on Friday, April 25, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. in the chapel at Bishop Gadsden Retirement Home, with a Requiem Mass to follow it at 2. He was born May 9, 1914 in Augusta, Georgia, the son of DuBose Egleston, Sr. and Marie Mahoney Egleston, and the brother of John Marion Egleston. His earliest datable memory was the Great Augusta Fire of March 22, 1916. He was an Eagle Scout and a lifeguard, and attended Richmond Academy. He graduated from the University of Georgia Medical College in 1938. While there he was a resident of Virgil P. Sydenstricker, M.D., and he assisted Hervey M. Cleckey, M.D. He joined the Army in 1940, studied at the Mayo Clinic, and served in World War II, attaining the rank of Major. He was a combat surgeon for the Chinese during the Salween River Campaign, writing about his war experiences in a 22-page memoir. He married Genevieve Ruth Morgan, a native of Baton Rouge, on November 10, 1941. The couple moved to Columbia, South Carolina, in 1947. He shared a general surgery practice with Roger Doughty, M.D. until Doughty's death a few years later. He retired in 1988, and moved to Charleston in 2005. He was a member and past president of the Medical Journal Club and the South Carolina Surgical Association, and a board certified member of the American College of Surgeons. He loved the game of tennis, playing for much of his life, and he was a contract bridge player; in recent years he worked many jigsaw puzzles. He was an avid reader, and after his retirement he and his wife attended over fifty Elderhostels. He was a great fan of Gamecock football. In an autobiographical statement he said "You might say I have been a devout Catholic and have prayed twice a day all my life". He was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. In Columbia he attended St. Joseph's Church and in Charleston he attended the Church of the Nativity. Most Saturdays found him and his son, David, at the 5:30 P.M. Saturday Vigil Mass. Nativity pastor, the Rev. Thomas Kingsley, will conduct his funeral. Genevieve (his wife of 67 years) died on January 31, 2009. After Mass he will be buried alongside her in Holy Cross Cemetery, Charleston. Dr. Egleston is survived by three sons, David Egleston, M.D. (Francie), Charles (Terry), and Michael (Lee Anne), six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and by cousin Chelle Delaney Simpson, who called him "Uncle D". The family would like to offer a special thank you to the caring staff of the Cloister at Bishop Gadsden and to Odyssey Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Church of the Nativity Building Fund (1061 Folly Road, 29412) or the Bishop Gadsden Residence Fund (1 Bishop Gadsden Way, 29412). Services provided by CAROLINA MEMORIAL PARK FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS 7113 Rivers Ave. North Charleston, S.C. 29406 (843)797-2222, www.carolinamemorial.com
Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 24 to Apr. 25, 2013
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