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James Boyd Strachan

1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
James Boyd Strachan Obituary
James Boyd Strachan, of Jacksonville, FL, died on September 11, 2018 at the age of 90. He was born on October 21, 1927 in Hot Springs, AR, to Dr. James and Evelyn Strachan. He was a graduate of Hot Springs High School and attended Washington University, St. Louis MO where he received his AB and MD degrees. He did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. Louis city Hospital followed by a fellowship in cardiology. He was Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at University of Alabama in Birmingham. He served in the United States Air Force as Medical Officer from 1955-1957. There after he practiced Internal medicine in Jacksonville from 1958-1992. He then served as Chief Medical Office at the Jacksonville VA Outpatient Clinic from 1993-1998. He was pre deceased by his parents, brother George H. Strachan and wife Fay Smith Strachan.
He is survived by his wife Barbara B. Strachan, daughters Nancy (John) Smith of Orlando, Candace (David) Hassel of Jacksonville, Kathryn (Randall) Poitevint of Bainbridge, GA and Suzanne (Ron) McCullough of Ponte Vedra Beach, together with 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A special thanks from Dr. James to his caregivers Bertha, Virginia, Watta, Memi, Janis, Vivian and Brianna.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to the Salvation Army.

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Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 16, 2018
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