Dr. Donald Joseph Eastmead

December 19, 1951April 27, 2013

Dr. Donald Joseph Eastmead, 61, of Memphis, Tennessee died April 27, 2013. A pediatric neurologist at the Memphis Neurology Group for over twenty-five years, Dr. Eastmead graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1974 and then obtained his doctorate at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas in 1978. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. Dr. Eastmead was preceded in death by his mother Juanita Eastmead; sister Juanita L. Eastmead; and Bullseye his cat. He is survived by his son Drew Eastmead of New York, N.Y.; father Joseph Eastmead of San Antonio, Texas; sisters Lenore Loyd of Dale, TX and Joan Eastmead of San Antonio, TX; brother Jeff Eastmead of Dallas, TX; close friends Jerry & Wendy; and beloved cats Fric & Frac. Contributions in lieu of customary floral remembrances may be made to the W.K.N.O. Stations of Memphis. Online condolences may be offered at


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Cathy Santee

August 26, 2013

I just learned of Dr. Eastmead's passing this morning. My son always seems to carry the world on his shoulders, always worrying. Whenever we would leave Dr. Eastmead's office my son would leave with the biggest smile on his face. Life was not so hard afterall. Dr. Eastmead will truly be missed. He was a great human being.

Henrietta Elliott

August 22, 2013

I just learned of Dr. Eastmead's passing this morning. I recommended a friend to him and the office told my friend. I have never met a more compassionate person. Not just to his patients but to the parents. He always sited real life situations to parents and the children he met. I thank God for sending such an angel to people that needed his kind of care. I will try to be more compassionate in my day to day dealings with people. I think that is a lovely way to be remembered. Thank you Dr. Eastmead.
From a patients grandmother.

Alida Scarbrough Hilton

June 16, 2013

I just learned of Don's passing yesterday. My deepest condolences to his family. He was such an incredibly kind, compassionate, brilliant and thoughtful man. He spoke often of Drew and was justly very proud of him. He was also proud of his sister's strength in being a care giver for
their sister. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family.

Carrie Prewitt

June 10, 2013

Dr. Eastmead made a profound difference in the life of my son William, who was his patient, and our entire family as well. He was a great man who cared deeply about my son, and always seemed to understand him better than any other medical professional. Dr. Eastmead enjoyed discussing things such as Star Wars trivia, the possibility of worm holes, the Higgs Boson particle, or the greatness of Legos with my son. Whenever we had a problem, I could always count on Dr. Eastmead to call back immediately, even after hours, to help. He will be greatly missed by us, and my deepest condolences go to his family. Dr. Eastmead was a brilliant, interesting, funny man and also one of the greatest physicians I have ever known. I am honored to have known him.

Doris & Justin Guerra

May 21, 2013

Dr. Eastmead was a joy to be around. He had a great sense of humour ,and my son and I never left his office without a smile on our face., in fact, he is my son's favorite Doctor. He always made you feel comfortable and relevant. We've been going to see Dr. Eastmede for about 5 years, and our hearts are broken. The world is just a bit more darker for the lack of his joyful, positive presence. His passing is all of our loss. May GOD Bless and comfort his family,(pets included.) He will certainly be missed.

Doris & Justin Guerra

Mary Wanat

May 20, 2013

I had known Don since my internship at his office 20 years ago. Since that time we had kept in touch due to our mutual patients. He was always the kindest and most caring person. I am so sorry for all his family and friends, but especially his patients. He is irreplaceable. Dr. Mary Wanat

May 16, 2013

Dr.Eastmead was a great physician and for many years meet the needs of
patients and familys , despite the difficult times of his own. He will be missed
but never forgoten.


Ericka Morton

May 9, 2013

The Morton family would like to extended our deepest condolences to Dr. Eastmead's family and close friends. He was an incredible pediatric neurologist and was my son's doctor. Please know that he made a positive difference in our lives with his encouragement and support throughout my son's treatment. He will be dearly missed but certainly not forgotten. My son will miss seeing the "the doctor with all cool stuff in his bag".

Tamara Howard

May 9, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to the family of Dr Eastmead. He was a great physician. He made a great impact on our lives.

Drew Eastmead

May 7, 2013

Thank you all for writing such wonderfully nice notes about my dad. It is so heartwarming to know that he touched many lives, helped patients along their way, and had many loved ones and friends, from Germany to Memphis and everywhere in between. These comments really made my day. Thank you all...
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