James H. Simrall, MD

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

James Harrison Simrall, , MD, age 77, died on April 9, 2017. He was a cardiothoracic surgeon having retired in 1990. A native of Ann Arbor, Michigan and a US Air Force veteran having served in Viet Nam where he was awarded the Air Medal and the Bronze Star. He was a graduate of Kentucky Country Day School, Yale University, and University of Virginia School of Medicine. He was a member of Jefferson Co. Medical Society, the Kentucky and American Medical Association, and American College of Surgeons. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. J.O. Harrison and Irene Simrall, and his sister, Kitty.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Elam, two sons, Harrison Simrall (Grace), Herb Simrall (Gretchen); Chicago, IL., a sister, Irene Knuckles; Bowling Green, KY., a brother, Andrew Simrall, and also his two fur babies, Stella Rose & Baxter Blue.

Memorials to University of Virginia Medical School Foundation P.O. Box 800776 Charlottesville, VA 22908 or American Diabetes Association 161 St. Matthews Ave. #3 Louisville, KY 40207.