Dr. Norman A. McKinnon, Jr. age 98, retired Maryville Obstetrician-Gynecologist, died Monday, March 15, 2021. Dr. McKinnon was born December 12, 1922 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. He was a graduate of The University of Mississippi and received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans. His four years of post-graduate training in Obstetrician and Gynecology was served in Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He was Board Certified in 1961. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He practiced at Blount Memorial Hospital for 40 years and held many medical staff positions including Chief of Ob-Gyn and Chief of Surgery. He also was elected as president of the Blount County Medical Society. For many years he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The University of Tennessee Hospital Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville. IN 1999, he was honored as one of the “Teaching Pioneers”, the original group of volunteer physicians who taught the resident physicians during the early years of The University Hospital. He was preceded in death by: Son, Norman McKinnon III. Survivors include: Wife of 35 years, Wanda Terry McKinnon; Sons, Bruce McKinnon and William McKinnon & wife Alison; Grandson, Robert Zachary McKinnon of Capistrano Beach, California. Dr. McKinnon requested no funeral service to be held, but rather his memory should be celebrated by his many patients, friends, and family who were a part of his life. Long ago, he committed himself to the care of Christ Jesus into where loving arms he is now relinquished. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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