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Obituary: Dr. James Wilson Limbaugh Jr.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Dr. James Wilson Limbaugh Jr., 78, of Clarksville, died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Limbaugh was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis. He was in family practice in Lewisburg, and practiced radiology in Clarksville for 42 years. He was on staff at Gateway Medical Center. As Chief of Staff at Memorial Hospital, he was instrumental in bringing radiation oncology to Clarksville, as well as the first mammography machine and the first MRI machine. He was a member of the American College of Radiology, the American Medical Association, and the First Baptist Church of Clarksville.

He was born Aug. 1, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late James Wilson Limbaugh Sr. and Thelma Sanders Limbaugh.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ramona Joyce Wilkison Limbaugh; two sons, Jason Limbaugh (Melissa) of Murfreesboro and Jim Limbaugh (Vickie) of Lewisburg; a daughter, Cindy Limbaugh-Frakes (Scott) of Goodlettsville; five grandchildren, Rebecca and Wilson Limbaugh, Caitlin Frakes, Steven Pennington (Tara) and Jodie Pennington Bone (Ronnie); and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Parker Pennington.

The family will be at London Funeral Home Friday from 2 p.m. until the service hour for visitation.

Memorial services will be conducted by Bill Tankersley at 4 p.m. Friday, April 8, from the chapel of London Funeral Home with burial of the cremains to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2000 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203-2003.