Philip-Van Vranken-Obituary

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Philip George Van Vranken

Silver Point, Tennessee

Nov 29, 1940 – Oct 17, 2017 (Age 76)

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Philip George Van Vranken age 76 of Silver Point, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, October 17th, 2017 at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He was born on November 29th,1940 in New Jersey. He was the beloved son of the late Harvey and Edith Van Vranken. Philip is survived by his two brothers,...

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Goodbye, my friend. You were a wonderful person and so much fun to know and be around. Rest in peace.

Dr. V will be truly missed. I remember when I first moved to Nashville and was terrified to go to the dentist I went to the office on Church St where my friend Dee worked and Dr V was patient with me as he gave me 3 shots in my mouth and talked to me about the importance of maintaining a healthty mouth and when he was finished he had pulled my tooth and said now that wasnt so bad. We laughed. I dont think I will ever find anyone who loved their profession as much as him (well Dee does) and...

Ode to Dr. V. "Just a Pennsylvania farmboy who grew into quite a man,He knew God was always at his side he just did not know his plans.He would leave that farm far behind and fly bombers in the sky,he would help America's heroes walk on the Moon up high.When he found his true calling he put smiles on all friends and blessed with Zack and Jacob he taught them to be good men.He played a game that humbled most yet strived to be the best,and when he played it with his friends many times he...

Ode to Dr. V. "Just a Pennsylvania farmboy who grew into quite a man,He knew God was always at his side he just did not know his plans.He would leave that farm far behind and fly bombers in the sky,he would help America's heroes walk on the Moon up high.When he found his true calling he put smiles on all friends and blessed with Zack and Jacob he taught them to be good men.He played a game that humbled most yet strived to be the best,and when he played it with his friends many times he...

Nothing but good memories and fun times, you are sorely missed. Love ya Uncle Phil. Fair winds and following seas, shipmate.

We all hope there are great golf courses in Heaven above.

The Cookeville Senior Golf Group

Dr. Van was a long time family friend and my dentist for several years. Overall wonderful human being. He will be greatly missed.

Dr VanVranken will be truly missed!! I am honored to have worked with him for more than 22 years. He was known as my white dad. I have learned more about dentistry than I ever knew was possible from him. I learned more about life and its curves from him than I thought could be taught to me. This man has been my rock for 22 years,He made me believe I could do anything in dentistry as well as life. He loved my son as his own grandchild and invited us to the lake often. I could pick up the...