Dr. John Dawdy of Greenville will be retiring May 1 after 47 years as a physician.
A public reception to honor Dr. Dawdy will be held Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Fair Oaks Conference Room at HSHS Holy Family Hospital.
Dr. Dawdy, a Greenville native, said he always wanted to be a physician, and he is proud of his family’s history of serving the surrounding area. His great grandfather was a judge, his grandfather was a veterinarian, and he and his brothers are doctors. One of his daughters is a doctor and the other is a nurse. His son is a psychologist.
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Dr. Dawdy said there have been many medical advances in the past 47 years and he believes more dramatic advancements will be coming in the next ten years.
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Dr. Dawdy said he will do more beekeeping in his retirement and spend more time with family.
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John’s brothers, Tom and David, are doctors. He and his wife, Sharon, are the parents of three grown children, David, Ann and Jennifer.
Sharon spent time as a volunteer for the hospital auxiliary and was also a teacher.