William Lies Obituary (1926 – 2022) – Dothan, AL
Dr William Lies, III, 96, a resident of Dothan died on Thursday February 17, 2022 at his home.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The United Methodist Foundation of Alabama West Florida, Dr. and Mrs. William Lies, Scholarship Fund III at PO Box 8066, Dothan, AL 36304.
Dr. Lies was born on February 4, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York. When he was 10, his family moved to his grandmother’s farm near Coleman, Georgia. At 16, he entered Duke University and graduated from Duke Medical School at 22. Dr. Lies completed his internship and residencies at Duke and Long Island College Hospitals. After serving in the US Army Medical Corps, he returned to Duke Hospital to complete a pediatric residency.
Dr. Lies opened his pediatric practice at 110. S. Lena Street, Dothan, in May 1953. With the increase in patient numbers and the addition of dedicated partners, the practice became Dothan’s Pediatric Clinic in 1968. In 2004, the clinic’s founder retired after more than 50 years of service to Dothan and surrounding communities – it is estimated that Dr Lies has cared for over 40,000 Wiregrass children.
Dr. Lies had many hobbies and talents. He grew orchids in his greenhouse and planted annual summer gardens. He built furniture, made brass chess sets and small metal sculptures of rural objects and boats. He enjoyed spending time in his cabin, hunting, fishing and driving his cart on the trails of the family forests in Georgia. He was an avid bridge player and lifelong Duke Basketball fan.
Dr Lies was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Dothan.
Dr. Lies was predeceased by his wives: Virginia Winters Lies (1968), Patricia Michel Lies (2001) and Sally Farmer Lies (2010). Also preceding him in death were his parents, Susan Gladys Beauchamp Lies and William Lies, Jr. and his daughter, Karen Lies McCarroll.
He is survived by five children: William Lies, IV (Jane) of Pensacola, FL, Dr. Steve Lies (Kathy) of Goldsboro, NC, Susan Lies Ethridge and Elanor Michel (Stan Scott) of Dothan and Michael Michel of Birmingham; his son-in-law: Steve McCarroll of Dothan; five grandchildren: Ginny Bakken (Jim) and Susan Garrett (Taylor) of Birmingham, Windy Lampson (Jeff) of Burlington, NC, Hillary Messer (Tim) of Port St. Lucie, FL, and Max Michel of Birmingham; and six great-grandchildren: Jack and Kate Bakken and Mac Garrett of Birmingham, Noah and Miles Lampson of Burlington, NC and Hayley Messer of Port St. Lucie, FL.
The family of Dr. Lies gives special thanks to the multiple generations of Dothan and Wiregrass area residents who have chosen Dr. Lies as their first partners, and to the current pediatricians, nurses and staff of the network of pediatric care clinics. of Dothan to take care of their children.
Dr. Lies’ family would also like to express their gratitude to Helen Kelly and her dedicated caregivers over the past few years – Ricky Lee, Evie Riley and Philip Beasley.
Glover Funeral Home of Dothan was in charge of the arrangements. To sign the guest book, please visit glovesrfuneral.com or call 334-699-3888.
Published by Dothan Eagle on February 20, 2022.