Dr. Joseph Franklin Von Almen Jr.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Dr. Joseph Franklin Von Almen Jr., 77, of Lewisburg, died Thursday, June 21, 2012, at his residence.

Dr. Von Almen was a native of Dyersburg, and son of the late Joseph Franklin Von Almen Sr. and Geneva Jones Von Almen. He graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, later serving his residency at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, Va. He came to Lewisburg in September 1965 on the staff of Gordon's Hospital. Dr. Von Almen later went into private practice in Lewisburg, retiring in March of 2012. He served his country as a medical doctor in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Lewisburg First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Muriel Click Von Almen of Lewisburg; daughter, Laura Frazer of Lebanon; son, Martin Von Almen of Eagleville; sister, Jan Ehleben of Rock Island; and two grandsons.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 23, from the First United Methodist Church, followed by burial in Lone Oak Cemetery with military honors.

London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.