OBITUARY

Joe L Gerald

May 15, 1943December 1, 2018

JOE LANG GERALD, MD May 15,1943----------December 1, 2018 Joe Gerald was born and raised in west Texas. He was the son of T. Patrick and Bobbie Gerald. Joe was the valedictorian of his class at Sweetwater High School and played multiple sports. He received a four year football scholarship to Baylor University in Waco and graduated with honors in 1965. Joe had a life long desire to be a physician and entered and completed his MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and served his internship at BenTaub General Hospital. Drafted by the Army, he volunteered for jump school and spent two years with the 82nd Airborne. After completing an orthopedic residency at UAB and becoming board certified he joined the staff of Lloyd Noland Hospital where he practiced for over twenty years. When Lloyd Noland closed Joe joined Orthopedic Specialists of Alabama and spent the last ten years of his career at UAB Medical West. One of Joe’s favorite experiences was with Crippled Children’s Services where he volunteered at the amputee clinic for more than twenty years. Traveling, golf and flowers were his spare time loves. Joe is survived by his wife Dr. Ann K. Gerald of Hoover, his son Dr. Joe K. Gerald ( Lynn ) and grandson Thomas of Tucson, AZ. He is also survived by his brother Patrick Gerald ( Barbara ) of Sweetwater, TX . Honorariums can be made to Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.

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Jane Gehlsen Haight

December 6, 2018

Joe was always a gentleman! He was gracious, and was always willing to see a consult. I appreciated that. I was on staff with Joe at Lloyd Noland and at Medical West. Joe was a kind person who was always willing to help out.
Jane A Gehlsen MD

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