A. Reginald Pilcher
1946 - 2019
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Dr. A. Reginald "Reggie" Pilcher, 72, loving husband of Pamela Pilcher, entered into rest on Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Reggie was born and raised in Macon, GA. He was a graduate of A. R. Willingham High School in Macon, GA and Middle Georgia College in Cochran, GA. He then moved to Augusta to attend Augusta College. After graduation, he began his teaching career at Langford Junior High School in 1969. He also taught at Augusta Country Day School and Westside High School. In 1975, he became Comprehensive Health Planning Director of Lower Savannah Regional Planning and Development Council and stayed in this position until he started medical school at Medical College of Georgia in 1980, where he was president of his freshmen class. He completed his pediatric residency at MCG during which he was instrumental in the development of the Child Advocacy Center of Augusta. Reggie practiced Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine for over 32 years in Augusta. He served as President of the Medical Staff of Doctors Hospital in 2008. He was honored and proud to be selected as "Doctor of the Year" on four occasions by the Columbia County Magazine.

His life was devoted to and driven by a thirst for knowledge and teaching, but he had many passions that included: science, hunting, fishing, golf, cooking, gardening, writing poetry, wine, and hoarding (which he referred to as "collecting"). His greatest passion, however, was spending time with friends and family.

Family members, in addition to his wife, include his children: Carson Pilcher (Ellen), Fran Botzis (Michael), Melissa Dupree (Chris), Holly Martin (Troy), Morgan Pilcher, and Mallory Pilcher; grandchildren: Stiles Pilcher, Benjamin, Harrison and Alexander Botzis, Cailey, Jackson, Maggie, and Saxon Dupree, Peyton and Carolyn Martin; and siblings: Connie Pilcher, Kerry Pilcher (Janane), Tommy Pilcher and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Alton Pilcher, and his mother, Katherine Copeland.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Aldersgate United Methodist Church with the Reverend Grady Mosley officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Children's Hospital of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912; Cancer Research Institute Web Donation, 29 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10006-311; the National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030; or Trump's 2020 Presidential Campaign, Donald J. Trump President, Inc. C/O Trump Tower, 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com



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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Jul. 3, 2019.
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October 26, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Reggie was such a great doctor and a great person. My prayers and condolences go out to the family.
Norman Smith
September 13, 2019
Thank you Dr Pilcher for being the best pediatrician ever. From the day I met him when my son was 2 years old I knew that I made a great decision. We moved to Atlanta earlier this year and I still never thought about switching Drs. I found out about his death when I was scheduling my sons 5 year old checkup. I still have not set a date I can't imagine going into his office and not seeing him. My son may not remember but I will never forget him. My condolences goes out to his family and the entire staff.
Jasmine Jackson
September 11, 2019
Our son's pediatrician from birth to early teen. A good, humble man and great physician. When the bible speaks of "salt of the Earth" it was referring to Dr. Reginald Pilcer.
Kevin Palmer
July 10, 2019
This wonderful man saved my son's life. He was born to work with children-such a gift. My kids will forever remember their doctor talking in his Donald Duck voice.
Joanna Higgenbottom
July 10, 2019
To the Family and Friends of Reggie Pilcher:

My sincerest condolences to his wife, Pam, his children, and grandchildren, whom I know he adored deeply. I am so saddened to hear of your loss and will be lifting you up in prayer. Both of my children were his patients since birth; my son,20, and my daughter, 16, who just had the privilege of being seen by him in December. He was such an asset to his profession and to humanity; the greatest advocate for children, and one who truly lit up a room when he walked in. I feel honored to have known him. He was the embodiment of a good, Christian man. May God send his blessings to you and your family.
Cheryl Patterson
July 10, 2019
I'm so sorry, this was a shock to me and family. He was the best children's doctor, and will be surely missed. My granddaughter Emma nitsch has been his patient since her birth. Which is 12 years, she is very sad,. Our condolences goes out to his family. All of you are in our prayers.
Janice Nguyen
July 10, 2019
Dr Pilcher was my children's pediatrician and we loved him because he truly listened to them and made them feel special. He will be missed. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Jill, Ethan and Katie Altman
July 8, 2019
Such a kind man. Have known him many years from working at Doctor's Hospital.
Phyllis Marsh
July 7, 2019
Dr. Pilcher was much loved not only by the many babies and children he lovingly treated, but also the parents and even the grandparents of these children who recognized a doctor so special in his genuine concern for his little patients. He was the embodiment of an extraordinary generation of doctors who will be forever remembered. May God bless Pam and his family. We take comfort he is already at work listening for tummy frogs and finding bunnies in the ears of those precious Angels he has joined in heaven. He was truly "one in a million". May he rest in
peace.
Deborah Domenico
July 6, 2019
I worked for Dr. Pilcher for 11 years and I have to say he was the most down to earth person that I ever met. He truly was one of kind as a doctor and person. God Bless
Conni Anderson
July 6, 2019
Rest in Peace my long time Friend Reggie !
Johnny Weathers
July 5, 2019
There are no words to express our sorrow and grief In the passing of Dr Pilcher. I pray for Gods peace for his beautiful family. I have had the pleasure of working with him in the hospital And his office for 36 years. And loved him like family. As a nurse he taught me many things, And as friend so much more ! He was one of a kind,multitalented, wise beyond. Measure. Loved his family, and friends. And had charm and wit like that of a true Irishman! There is a huge void in so many lives.However so many lives were made better, for just having known him! Im sure he is entertaining the angels, making all he meets smile and feel special ! Love your forever! Terri Mike and our entire family!
Terri Logan
July 5, 2019
Tito Sobrinho
July 5, 2019
May Reggie's spirit live on in every life he touched.
Mary Eash
July 5, 2019
My dear friend Pam, I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Reggie loved you with every cell in his body. You know also that I love you like no other and always will. Please pass my condolences on to the rest of the family.You know that I am right down the road when I am home and my phone is nearly always on. Again, he loved you so much and told me over and over Thanks for coming to the hospital and staying with you when he had his little incident. I think he gets the first man ever award for being a male patient on L
Mary Eash
July 5, 2019
Sky
Dr. Pilcher has taken care of my four children for 23 years. When my oldest daughter was five, she started complaining of persistent headaches. Dr. Pilcher was always proactive and ordered an MRI. Insurance denied the request, but he was determined to have Sky receive the MRI, so he persisted. As a result, a cancerous brain tumor was found attached to her brainstem called an anplastic ependymoma. Had he not been persistent, she may not be here. She is nineteen now and attending KSU. He was so knowledgeable, humorous, kind, dedicated, and is complete irreplaceable. The world will miss Dr. Pilcher. We thank God for sharing Dr. Pilcher with us.
Sonya Strong
July 5, 2019
We just started seeing Dr. Plicher and we adored him, as did our son. We are so sorry to hear about his passing and are praying for his family. Rest in peace, Dr. Pilcher. You will be very missed.
Krista Pitcher
July 5, 2019
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for Pam and the Pilcher Family. Lynne and I met Reggie and Pam several years ago at the Rafoths home. We have never laughed so much. Reggie was a renaissance man smart as all get out, from astronomy to playing guitar. We will miss you tremendously.
Boris Sidow
July 5, 2019
It is with deepest sympathy that I light this candle. Prayers to the Pilcher family
Marsha Hughes
July 5, 2019
Continued prayers for Pam and family, Rest in peace Dr. Pilcher, loved you
Stacey Harbin Rose
July 4, 2019
What a kind and generous man. He was a very special pediatrician. His patients loved him but their mothers adored him for his caring and concerned way he treated their children. I am so fortunate that seven of my nine grandchildren have been in his care for the last twelve years. I thank his family for sharing him with my family. He was one of a kind.
Fran Bailie
July 4, 2019
Heartbreaking news. Reggie was a kind, gentle, intelligent, and amazing human being. He was a loving husband to Pam, and father to their children. He was an excellent pediatrician, beloved by his little patients, and their parents and families. He was an esteemed medical colleague to those of us who had the privilege to work with him. He lived a full and robust life, but still, he has left us much too soon.

I had the pleasure of working with Reggie at Doctors Hospital for twenty-four years. He was the pediatrician for my daughters Madison and Brianna over the years. Some twenty years later, if they had their choice, he would have continued to be their doctor for the duration!

I met Reggie when I came to Augusta in 1991, and I am honored to have been his friend. I am a better person, because of Reggie Pilcher, and I am certain that all those who knew him feel the same. I will cherish his memory and his friendship, and I will keep him in my heart for the rest of my life, and beyond.

My thoughts and prayers go to Pam, Morgan, and Mallory, and to the entire Pilcher family.
Kevin Cochran
July 4, 2019
Heartbreaking news. Reggie was a kind, gentle, intelligent, and amazing human being. He was a loving husband to Pam and father to his children, an excellent and beloved pediatrician, and a wonderful colleague to those of us who worked with him. He lived a full and robust life, but still, his passing came much too soon. I had the pleasure to work with him on the medical staff at Doctors Hospital for 24 years. He also was the pediatrician for both of my daughters over the years, and if it was their choice, he would have been their doctor for life! It was an honor to have known him, and I will fondly remember him and cherish his friendship for the remainder of my life, and beyond. I am a better person, because of Reggie Pilcher, and I am certain that all those who knew him feel the same! We will miss you Reggie, but we will always keep you in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers go to Pam, Morgan, Mallory, and the entire Pilcher family.
Kevin Cochran
July 4, 2019
Reggie was the best. He was always kind and compassionate to everyone he took such good care of our daughter Sharon for the past 20 years since she was born. He was a good friend and will be greatly missed by us and all. You are all in our families prayers now and always.
Sincerely
Barb,Bruce & Sharon
Barbara,Bruce & Sharon Finuf
July 4, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Pam and your family. We loved him and he will be deeply missed, what a wonderful man and a great doctor he was we've known him for 36 years our hearts are broken. God Bless and our deepest sympathy
Janice & Curby Leeanne & Ava Smith/Usry
July 3, 2019
Dr. Pilcher and family, Thank you for sharing your spirit with us. I am forever grateful for the care that you should my family when we needed you the most. You were a " Father Doctor " to those you encountered. I'm so very sorry and so deeply saddened that you have gone on to wait for us. We love you and we truly appreciate you sharing your life with us. There are not enough words to express how much you will be missed. With all my heart, I thank you!
Sheena Pfeifer
July 3, 2019
Fran and family- I'm so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I didn't know your dad personally, but I have a fond memory of him. Our family suffered a devastating loss in 2002, my cousin's 5 year old, Morgan. Dr. Pilcher was her doctor. He came to the funeral home to extend his condolences to Donna & Brent and I remember Donna saying how much that meant to her. The community has lost a great doctor!
Denise (Richardson) LaMaestra
ARC class of 94
Denise LaMaestra
July 3, 2019
My prayers for strength and comfort for his family. I knew him when he was at the state planning agency when I was a student at MCG. He was so gracious to work with the HIM students. Later, I saw him frequently during his residency at MCG when he would come in to catch up on medical records. I know he will be missed greatly by family and community.
Connie Smith
July 3, 2019
My Prayers and Condolences To the Pilcher Family
Donna Miller
July 3, 2019
Pam & family, we are so very sorry for your loss!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Dr. Pilcher was an amazing man and doctor and had taken care of my both of my girls since birth, we loved him!! We will miss him so much!! Our hearts go out to you and your family!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!! Julie, Kaitlyn & Hannah
Julie Wilson
July 3, 2019
A fine doctor, good friend, always uplifting, good sportsman. will be missed by many.

Bob Willis, Evans, Georgia
July 3, 2019
Dr. Pilcher was an amazing man. When I had my first child I knew without a doubt that he would be his dr just like he was my dr. I'll never forget when he walked into my hospital room to check on my son he looked at me smiled and said my babies are having babies. He remembered me even after not being my dr for ten years. I am so sorry for mrs.pams loss and he will be missed. He touched so many others lives may he rest in peace
Nichole Odom
July 3, 2019
Reggie was a big part of my close, extended family of first cousins. We were the first generation of the family to attend college, and Reggie was the first of us to complete post-graduate education (medical school). His obituary documents just some of the high points of his exemplary professional career.
More importantly, he was a caring father, friend, and pediatrician and an example to emulate for the rest of us. He will be missed.
God's blessings, comfort, peace, and strength in Christ Jesus to Pam and all the Pilcher clan and to Tommy, Kerry, and Connie during this time of sadness.
-- Captain and Mrs. Jerry Hunnicutt, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Jerry and Janet Hunnicutt
July 3, 2019
Reggie was a big part of my close, extended family of first cousins. We were the first generation of the family to attend college, and Reggie was the first of us to complete post-graduate education (medical school). His obituary documents just some of the high points of his exemplary professional career.
More importantly, he was a caring father, friend, and pediatrician and an example to emulate for the rest of us. He will be missed.
God's blessings, comfort, peace, and strength in Christ Jesus to Pam and all the Pilcher clan and to Tommy, Kerry, and Connie during this time of sadness.
-- Captain and Mrs. Jerry Hunnicutt, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 3, 2019
Dr. Pilcher was an inspiration to myself and my children. He nursed us through many illnesses and wellness visit. He will be greatly missed. God Bless his family and his family is covered with our prayers.

The Kirkland's
Jay, Cindy, Trey and Jayce
July 3, 2019
My heart is broken! He was such a joy and the best doctor to my babies! They loved seeing him, he always made their visits fun and spent time with them! He always had jokes and had the best personality and was always giving Mrs. Pam a fit!!! God Bless this family and comfort them during this time!! Heaven has gained a joyous loving angel!
Rain Cardenas
July 3, 2019
Reggie Pilcher was an inspiration to all of us and a great friend to many of us. Rest In Peace old Friend. You will be greatly missed.

Jim O'Quinn
James O'Quinn
July 3, 2019
Charlene Jordon & family
July 3, 2019
My children and I have been going to Dr. Pilcher for 26 years. My daughter reached 21 and had to stop, but didn't want to. My son was still going to Dr. Pilcher. We will miss him so much. He was a great doctor, and also a great friend. Prayers to Pam and the family during this time.
Charlene Jordon
July 3, 2019
To the Family and Friends of Dr.Pilcher we are So Sorry to hear of your loss/our loss. Lean on Our Savior for understanding. Praying for each of you at this time and days to come.Dr.Pilcher was our Sons(Now 28yrs Old) Pediatrician when he was first born.Dr.Pilcher was such a Blessing/Gift to us all.He will be deeply missed by us and so many! We later were Friends with his Daughter Holly,Granddaughter Peyton,and The Bowman's.Rest in Peace Dr.Pilcher your work on earth is done. Sincerely Tammy+David Lee Swann and David Poole
Tammy Swann
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