McLemore, ‘Dr. Mac,’ community physician, dies unexpectedly at 71

Dr. Wayne Laverne McLemore, 71, of Morristown, favorably known as “Dr. Mac,” passed away Monday, July 20, 2020 unexpectedly at his home. He would have turned 72 on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Wayne was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He was a graduate from Wofford College and the Medical College of Virginia. Furthermore, he completed an internship at the University of Oregon and completed his surgical residency at the University of Texas, San Antonio. He went on to dedicate more than 40 years of skilled service in orthopedics in East Tennessee. Our community sadly lost an exceptional husband, father, friend, and doctor with his passing. His spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of everyone with whom he interacted.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Ethelyne McLemore; and his sister, Gayle Bradshaw.

Wayne is survived by the loving community of Morristown and his wife of 21 years, Mrs. Imelda McLemore; his daughter, Tamora McLemore; his son, Wayne McLemore; and his brother, Terry McLemore.

A visitation to share stories of remembrance will be held 1 – 3 p.m., Sunday, July 26 at Westside Chapel Funeral Home, 3521 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy., followed by a memorial service beginning at 3 p.m. For those planning to attend, the family kindly asks everyone wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. For anyone who does not have a mask, there will be some provided.

The family welcomes donations to the Celiac Disease Foundation or any charity of choice in remembrance of Wayne.

Arrangements are being handled by Westside Chapel Funeral Home.