John Pendleton Vineyard Jr., M.D.

November 5, 1930May 13, 2018

John P. Vineyard, Jr., M.D. 11/05/1930 - 05/13/2018

John P. Vineyard, Jr., M.D. was a dedicated physician in Austin for forty years, and was actively involved in the medical community.

John was born November 5, 1930 to Catherine and John P. Vineyard, Sr. in Helena, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, MaryAnn, and survived by 4 children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Rosary to be recited at 9:30 am, on Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. Louis Catholic Church, 7601 Burnet Road, followed by the Mass of Christian burial, at 10:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of the South, 735 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tenn. 37383 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-9959.

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John Pendleton Vineyard Jr., M.D.

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Russell DaMetz

May 30, 2018

My wife Nelle, was in the last class at Seton School of Nursing. She was Dr. Vineyard's nurse at the Austin Diagnostic Clinic in the late 60's. When she died unexpectedly in 1969, Dr Vineyard helped me and my then 3 year old son, Rusty, through a very difficult period. We lived in his home for a few months until I was able to find a place to live and employment after processing out of the Navy. In the 90's he became my primary care physician until his retirement. I have many other good memories of him as a physician and a person. I am saddened by his passing. May the Lord bless his children and family at this difficult time.

Charles Felger, M D

May 23, 2018

Pete was a good doc!

James A. Prentice, M.D.

May 23, 2018

I got to know Pete about 1961 at UT Southwestern Medical School, where he, as a young faculty member in the Department of Internal Medicine, met weekly with a small group of us junior medical students for a semester to discuss infectious diseases. He was fun and not intimidating, as were many of the older faculty--he was more "one of us" and "not one of them." A couple of years later I was home from the Air Force visiting my parents and telephoned my father's internist, Dr. Henry Renfert, and was greeted by the receptionist's "Drs. Renfert, Lawliss, Sayers, Goehrs & Vineyard. " I was delighted to find Pete had moved to Austin and joined those other four esteemed physicians, but that long phone moniker soon gave way to "Austin Diagnostic Clinic." I'm happy to say Pete contributed to my medical education and more importantly to the Austin medical community as a founder of Austin Diagnostic Clinic and as physician to many in our city. We who were privileged to know Pete will miss him!
Jim Prentice

Larry & Carole Kilmer

May 22, 2018

We became patients of Dr. Vineyard in 1966 when he was a part of the Austin Diagnostic Clinic. My husband needed a doctor due to a serious respiratory problem. We had a two year old son so called our pediatrician, Dr. Cohn for a recommendation. How fortunate we were because he recommended Dr. Vineyard. He remained our doctor until we received his unexpected letter that he was retiring! No time to make an early appointment for our annual. Life changed. We did find another physician but it was never the same. Having the same doctor for 34 years was not only comforting but he also kept us well and provided outstanding care. He always met with us in his office prior to our physical exam and then another appointment a week later to go over the exam/test results. A small office but filled with lots of momentos, pictures and windmills AND stacks of paper on various chairs. He said "if it isn't on the floor I've told the cleaning folks to leave it alone". He was "one of a kind" and we miss him. Our sympathy to his family.

Pierre Morel

May 20, 2018

August 1990, this was a long time ago. I don't remember who recommended to me that I consult Dr. John Vineyard, but my angel was definitively watching over me. I still have the phone number Dr. Vineyard had in 1990: 512.459.6503. He quickly and accurately diagnosed my stage 4 colon cancer Adenocarcinoma of the colon, metastatic to the liver), and Thanks to Dr. Vineyard, and to my oncologist, Dr. John Doty, I am still alive today. I found Dr. Vineyard to be attentive to my needs, bold (yet soft), caring, competent, compassionate, confident, ethical, friendly, knowledgeable, sensitive, and trustworthy. I am deeply saddened by the news of Dr. Vineyard passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Pierre Morel

Katherine Kolander

May 19, 2018

Two memories——Pete had a great voice and would sing old commercials and silly songs from his youth when we’d go on road trips or run errands. I loved those songs and asked him to sing them often. I’m going to miss those songs and Pete!!!
I also remember once when Pete complained that his right shoe felt too tight and that his foot hurt all during mass. When he took his shoe off, he discovered that he had left the shoehorn in his shoe and had wore it to church like that! I couldn’t stop laughing, but he didn’t think it was very funny. I still laugh when I think about it. I love you Pete! You were a good stepdad! R.I.P. and I’ll see you again someday.♥️