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James Austin Plemmons MD

James Austin Plemmons MD, 75, died September 25, 2018 at Florida Hospital in Tampa surrounded by his family and caring professionals. Jim was born March 20, 1943 at Brook General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Austin Dude Plemmons. He is survived by his mother, Louise Plemmons Bogue; his children, Patricia Alise Blair and Pilar Annette Fotta, both of North Carolina; three grandchildren, Alise Blair, Sarah Mohr and Sunshine Ezell; his sister, Linda Plemmons Haney and his devoted companion, Suzanne Drinkard Plemmons.

Jim was a Boy Scout. He was a graduate of Morgan County High School in Hartselle, Alabama where he, “Foxie”, played quarterback on the Tigers’ football team. He graduated from Auburn University in Alabama in PreMed and from The University of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, Tennessee. He held medical licenses in Tennessee, Texas and Florida. He was a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta International Premedical Honor Society. Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, The Society for Investigative Dermatology, Inc, Fellow of American Academy of Dermatology and The American College of Emergency Physicians. Jim served as Major in the US Army during the Vietnam era. He practiced medicine in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties in Florida. His practices included Emergency Room, Dermatology and Pain Management.

His favorite attraction was “it’s a Small World” in Disney World and had a great love of music, “Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, The Beetles, Willie Nelson, The Eagles and so many more as well as classic movies. A favorite movie was Thunder Road. His movie heroes were John Wayne and Roy Rodgers.

This past year, he lived at Brookdale ALF in Tarpon Springs, FL. And his favorite activity was the entertainment on Friday afternoons as he sang along and tapped his feet with the music.

He never said any unkind word about anyone and never complained.

Services will be scheduled in Alabama at a later date. Please check back.


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  • Stacie Guy says:

    My condolences to the entire Plemmons family. I first met Dr. Plemmons as a high school teenager at his office on Paula Drive. He treated me with kindness and compassion. He was a wonderful doctor and a kind man. May flights if angels sing him to his rest.


    Pilar is an old and dear friend
    I’m very sorry for the loss of her father. Many happy childhood memories include him.

  • Jane Kenyon says:

    So sorry to read of the death of Dr Plemmons. He was my husband s & my doctor. Sending condolences to the family. He was a kind & gentle man.

  • Kay & Bob Hirst says:

    Peace be with you!

  • pat and ton trunnell says:

    tom and I were so sorry to hear of Jim passing.we send our prayers and are so sorry for your loss we miss YOU

  • Linda Barrow says:

    Condolences to the Plemmons family. Worked with Dr. Plemmons in the ED @ Community Hospital in NPR, was very sad to hear of his passing, but know that he is at peace now. He was a pleasure to work with in the medical enviroment. May he fly with the angels.

  • Ike Okeke says:

    My condolences to the Plemmons family.
    Dr Plemmons was a great physician and worked with us for 2 yrs at Genesis medical clinic , taking care of chronic pain patients. He was very lively and well liked.
    We will miss him dearly.