James Salter

Dr. James Ira Salter Jr.


Dr. James Ira Salter Jr., 87, of Milton, FL., passed away peacefully with his loving daughter at his side on November 15, 2012. Dr. Salter, a retired ObGyn, practiced in Mt. Sterling, KY, Fairfield, OH, and most recently Richmond, KY, where he greatly enjoyed his partnership with Dr. J. Michael Gordon until his retirement.

He grew up in Birmingham, AL, and after graduation from high school attended Berea College in Kentucky. During WWI he served as platoon officer in the Philippines and was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. After departing from the service, he returned to Berea College and met the love of his life, Mary Lou Haigler, and graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry. He attended University of Louisville Medical School, specializing in ObGyn delivering more than 5000 infants.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ira Salter, Sr., and Myrle Owen Salter of Milton, FL.

Survivors include his loving wife of 64 years Mary Lou (Haigler) Salter; son James Gregory Salter; daughter Cindy (Jim) Grimes; brothers Bill (Helen) Salter, John Salter and Edwin (Marie) Salter; sisters, Martha (Ohlen) Wilson and JoAnn (Dewie) Pitman; grandsons James (Aricka), Eric, Aaron; three great grandsons; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Services and burial were held in Milton, FL.

Memorials preferred to Oneida Baptist Institute, P.O. Box 67, Oneida, KY 40972-0067; Pine Terrace Baptist Church, 6212 Pine Blossom Rd., Milton, FL 32570; Clear Creek Baptist Bible College, 300 Clear Creek Rd., Pineville, KY 40977; or, Learning Center, First Baptist Church, 425 Eastern ByPass, Richmond, KY 40475.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Nov. 20, 2012