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Dr. Posey Grant Hedges Jr.


1923 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Dr.  Posey Grant Hedges Jr. Obituary
Dr. Posey Grant Hedges, Jr.

Memphis, tn

Dr. Posey Grant Hedges, Jr., 94, passed away September 14, 2017. Born July 25, 1923, Baptist Memorial Hospital, to Alice Acosta Hedges and Posey G. Hedges of Memphis, TN. Attended Rozelle Elementary, Bellevue Junior High, and graduated from Central High School. Later attended Kemper Military School in Booneville, MO, and then the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

In 1943, entered the Army Specialized Training Program through UT to begin his studies in Dentistry. Graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 1946. Upon graduation he re-entered military service in the United States Army Air Corps, 1946-1948, and then again with the U.S. Air Force, 1951-1953. Practiced dentistry until the age of 92. Associate professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Tennessee for years. Lifetime member of Calvary Episcopal Church.

Married Belle Darwin Fuller in 1963 at Calvary Episcopal Church, married for 39 years. Together they raised three children, Dr. William G. Walker of Chattanooga, Posey G. Hedges, III of Memphis, and Darwin Hedges Nott of Richmond, VA. He and his wife, both private pilots, enjoyed almost 40 years of flying together. An avid hunter and fisherman, former member of the Hatch Coon Hunting & Fishing Club of Tulot, AR. Spent many family vacations snow skiing in Aspen, CO.

Family will receive friends beginning at 10:30 a.m. and funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 19 at Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 16, 2017
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