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’50 Miller F. Toombs, MD (1925-2015) 


Miller F. Toombs, M.D., 89, of Portsmouth, died March 7, 2015 at SOMC Hospice. He was born June 28, 1925 in Hollywood, California, to the lateDr. Toombs.jpg I. F. and Iwan Z. Miller Toombs. He graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1943. He graduated from OSU with a medical doctorate and B.A. degree in 1950. He served as assistant team physician for the l949-l950 football team that went to the Rose Bowl. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega and Phi Chi medical fraternity. He was inducted into the US Army in the ASTP program which was converted to combat infantry and served in a machine gun and mortar squad. He was wounded one week before the Battle of the Bulge in Germany, December 3, 1944. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in The Timber Wolf Division. He married Genevieve Tetlow on June 10, 1950. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Virginia Belard; and one son, John "Rick" (Beth) Toombs; five grandchildren, Zak and Brianna Belard, Christian (Dawn) Toombs, Erica Toombs and Tyler (Ashley) Toombs; and six great-grandchildren, Gavin, Gracyn, Eli, Millie, Avoy and Gigi. During his 55 years as a physician, he served as the Hill Crest Children's Home doctor. He served on the staff and held officer positions for the hospital and served six years on the Ohio State Medical Legislation Committee. He also served as medical director for nursing homes and enjoyed caring for his elderly patients. His family history includes his maternal grandmother and grandfather, who traveled on "The Oregon Trail" in the 1860's. His grandmother was born on the trail having started the trip from Powellsville, Ohio. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing and gardening-most of all, his family and hunting Morel Mushrooms. He and his wife, Genevieve, endowed The Children's Learning Center at Shawnee State University. He was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Ohio State Medical Society, Scioto County Medical Society, and a member of Western Sun Lodge Masons. He fought a long hard battle. Rest in peace dear Pepi Pe'. Memorial donations may be made to All Saints General Fund, 610 Fourth Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662; or to West End Ministries, 632 9th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio.



Posted on 16-Apr-15 by Pond, Deborah
Tags: Alumni Notes, Class of 1950 - 1959, Residency Notes, Obituaries
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