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DIMON, III, Joseph Dr. Joseph H. "Skoot" Dimon, III Dr. Joseph H. Dimon, III, Orthopaedic Surgeon, founding partner of Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic, native southerner and beloved friend to many the world over, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday, March 24, 2014 at his home in Northwest Atlanta. He died surrounded by his family, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease. He was 84 years old. Dr. Dimon, known by family, friends and colleagues the world over as simply "Skoot," hailed from Columbus, Georgia where he was born on February 16, 1930. President of his Senior Class at Columbus High School, he went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from The University of The South in Sewanee, Tennessee in three years. At age 19, he attended Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, graduating in 1953. He then served in the U.S. Army at Fitzsimmon's Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado and later in Germany for two more years. He completed his orthopaedic residency through the Harvard Program at Children's Medical Center and at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, where he was Chief Resident in his final year. Returning to his native Georgia in 1960, Dr. Dimon joined Robert Wells, MD, and James Funk, MD to form the Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic (P.O.C.) where he continued to practice for 40 years. From 1969 to 1975, he also worked as Team Physician to the Atlanta Hawks and more recently served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Piedmont Hospital. Dr. Dimon's achievements included serving as State Chairman of the Georgia Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at Emory University School of Medicine, Professor and Chairman of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Georgia, and Chairman of the Education Committee at Piedmont Hospital. In addition Dr. Dimon served as President of The Georgia Orthopaedic Society, The Atlanta Orthopaedic Society, the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons and the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery. He was a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Association. A generous supporter, teacher and advocate of numerous causes, Dr. Dimon went on rotation with his P.O.C. partners to work in Haiti for 35 years, and was also a major force in the professional training and development of orthopaedic nurses. Other examples of his ministry and service include his being member of the Board of Directors of Medicine and Ministry, his work in Depression Ministry, and Visiting Professor to India, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Annie Mitchell Dimon; five children: Joseph H. "Scoot" Dimon, IV (Maggie), Roz Dimon (James Dawson), Moppy Dimon Brumby (Mike), Ann "Booley" Dimon, Jenny Dimon Spratt, and five grandchildren. Also dear to his heart were those whom he and Annie loved as family. "Skoot Dimon was a world-class orthopedic surgeon, and as fine and loving a person as I have ever known. Those of us fortunate enough to have lived close to him have seen man at his best." (Mike Brumby, son-in-law) In lieu of flowers, if you would like, you may make a donation in his memory toward funding the Skoot Dimon Healing Arts Chair (Tift County Foundation for Educational Excellence) or St. Anne's Episcopal Church, or the charity of your choice. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Anne's Church, 3098 St. Anne's Lane (near intersection of Moore's Mill and Northside Parkway), Atlanta, GA on Thursday, March 27, at 2pm followed by a reception.

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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Mar. 26, 2014.
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May 19, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Wajih Asi
April 23, 2014
One of the best stories about Skoot and his orthopedic compadre (and my husband), Kevin, took place near Jackson Hole Wyoming 20 years ago when we were staying at the very posh Jenny Lake Lodge after an Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons meeting. It was the Fourth of July. Kevin and I had taken a long hike up Cascade Trail and came back late afternoon to discover a croquet game with mostly resort staff. We joined in and Kevin beat them all quite handily. At dinner, the Dimons were on one side of the room and we were on the opposite side. Skootie at some point stood up and put a spoon to his glass and announced to the very full room of strangers that there was a world class croquet champion also dining in the room and would people welcome him. Kevin, surprised and nonplussed but challenged by Skoot's impishness, stood up to the round of applause and began speaking in a French accent giving tribute to Americans for their fight for liberty, their long relationship with the French, especially during the Revolutionary War, and said he was so happy to be sharing this important American holiday with Americans in their country and proceeded to get the
entire room - as well as the kitchen staff who came out to see what was happening - to sing en masse The Star Spangled Banner. Everyone hurrahed at the end and then sat down and went on with dinner and I don't think anyone ever knew who these guys really were. Oh, Skootie, we shall miss you, but your DNA is alive and well in those 5 wonderful kids of yours and Annie's.
Peggy Harrington
April 22, 2014
We will see him again.
RIP Uncle Scootie
Joanna Dimon
April 18, 2014
My darling Dr. Dimon,who fixed my hip when no one in the USA could.I first met him when I was an RN @ Piedmont hospital & took care of his patients.
My blessings & prayers to the entire family.
Shirley Klepac
April 9, 2014
Please accept my deepest sympathies. One of the best men and orthopedist I have ever had the privilege to know. Everyone loved him and he will live on within all of us. God Bless.
saunders jones jr MD
April 3, 2014
My heart goes out to Miss Anne and all of the Dimon Family. May God and family provide strength for each other in this time of sorrow.
Peter Swim
March 31, 2014
Christmas Cheers 2012
Dear Anne and all my dear cousins,

Sorry we're a week late in hearing the news of Skoots passing , but I wanted you all to know that Julienne and I are praying for each of you during this time of loss, claiming God's strength & grace to comfort your hearts and spirits. Anne we especially keep you in our thoughts at this time. After sharing the 60 plus years together with such a wonderful man, husband and soul mate we are sure it is not easy. We are thankful for all the many loved ones you have there with you and trust that God will give you His peace, that awesome peace that passes all understanding. We would have loved to have been there with you all, not only to hug each of you and draw close but also to celebrate Skootie's life together and to be in on all the amazing stories and also to witness Scoot & Roz's eulogies which we heard were so beautiful & touching! Well so much has been said about Skootie in all the previous messages here, but I would like to say that Skootie had a real positive impact on me especially as a child when I had the blessing & pleasure of being around him and all of you more as a result of our family reunions and times together during the summer months. And Scootie, what about those 9 week summers up at Sea Gull with Dr. Dimon there along with Anne to keep an eye on us!

Well, this is already longer than the rest, but as a nephew let me say that I never had Skootie set any of my broken bones but as an uncle he was such a beautiful sample to me of humility, love, concern and simplicity combined with his brilliant mind. I loved his passion for life, his unassuming spirit, the outgoing concern for others and his giving heart which was manifested in so many ways throughout his life whether it be through his many travels, his connect with the individuals who crossed his path or his love for humanity as a whole.

Love and prayers always,

Forrest & Julienne Dimon
Dubai, UAE
Forrest Dimon
March 30, 2014
Dear Anne, I am so sorry hear of Scootie's death in today's paper. You and your family are remembered with love in my thoughts and prayers. You've always been special to me since our time together in Boston so many years ago.
M. Jones
March 29, 2014
Roz- I was sorry to hear about your dad. I was over at the gym yesterday and everyone was talking about him and telling their funny personal stories about him. I wish I had known him better. I wanted you to know that I've been thinking of you the last few days. All the best to you and your family.
Frank Walker
March 27, 2014
Psalm 1:"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditated day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yield its fruit in its season and its lead does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers.
richard mccain
March 27, 2014
A great gentle physician who served the cripple children's service of Georgia gave improved health to many children. Thank you Dr Dimon . I worked with him for many years and thank you for what you taught me. Prayers are with the family for peace that only The Lord can give. Nancy Abbott (Lilburn, Ga)
Nancy Abbott
March 27, 2014
A giant soul, a brilliant mind, a wonderful man. My deepest symathies and lots of love to all Dimons.
Peter McPherson
March 27, 2014
Heartbreaking news about a beautiful, brilliant man. I send all love to my Atlanta family.
Coco McPherson
March 27, 2014
A true gentle spirit has been called back into the flock. Our prayers are with the family.
~Team SMC~
Charles Timothy Ford III
March 27, 2014
My deepest sympathy is extended to Anne and family. May God be with you all at this time of sorrow.
Carl Rockburne
March 27, 2014
It's not goodbye - we will all see you on the other side. In the meantime, know you'll be missed by all whose lives you touched.

Thinking of Ann and the family today.
Paula and Jerry Spicer
March 27, 2014
My sincere condolences to Ann and all of the Dimon family. He was a good friend and will be missed and never forgotten. Kurt Schlenz
March 27, 2014
My deepest sympathy is extended to Ann and family in the passing Shoot. He was a unique person. He will be sadly missed.
Thomas Mallory
March 27, 2014
Angel and Laurice Jennings know heaven is
rejoicing over his presence and we are
mourning his loss.
Angel and Laurice Jennings
March 26, 2014
Thinking of the Dimon family and remembering Dr. Dimon so fondly, though now with a heavy heart.
Peggy Nichols Fallon
March 26, 2014
A talented, passionate and gifted surgeon. A funny, kind, and loyal friend. I always enjoyed his company, and his family.
March 26, 2014
Thinking of the Dimon Family at this time.
George and Cheryl Held
March 26, 2014
Many years have passed since I have actually seen you, but your and your dear husband Scoot are very bright and alive in my memory. I could not help but be sad as I considered that one of God's great gifts and bright stars on earth was no longing pinging from here! Still, I rejoice and know he is welcomed into God's greater world. I am better for having known him at St.Anne's and in the larger church. God bless each of you who are his family and close friends. There is love spinning your way. In Christ, Pastor Doris Graf Smith+
The Rev. Doris Graf Smith
March 26, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the entire Dimon family. I have known Dr. Dimon and your family as far back as i can remember. I always thought of him as very sweet and kind man, and was excellent at fixing broken arms as well. I am truly sorry for your loss and he will be missed by me and many more. God bless you all.
Shelby Nichols
March 26, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
irene rev.21;4
March 26, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
irene rev.21:4
March 26, 2014
A life well lived is to be treasured. To have known Skootie was a gift. My children and I have many wonderful memories of being your next door neighbors. We will miss you. Celeste Roberts, Atlanta
Celeste Roberts
March 26, 2014
With sincere sympathy.

Billy and Taffie Maynard
March 26, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May the family find comfort and peace leaning on each other and God. (Joshua1;9)
p s
March 26, 2014
The phrase "Larger than Life" comes to mind when I read about all Dr Dimon's accomplishments. What a remarkable man!
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends he left behind.
Lilah Walsh
March 26, 2014
Some of our most treasured memories are the years we were neighbors of yours and we are deeply sadden to hear of Scoot's death. Annie and all the wonderful Dimon family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tater Beak
March 26, 2014
I pray that God will comfort and be with you during this sad time and for the rest of your life. Deepest sympathy in the passing of your loved one.
Ida G. McLaughlin
March 26, 2014
Skoot, Your life was full and we will miss you.
Dempsey Springfield
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