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Angle at his retirement reception with Jennie Rhinehart

Angle practiced in Tallassee for 25 years

Staff Report

A longtime doctor and former physician who served in Tallassee has died. Dr. David Lee Angle passed away last Wednesday, Sept. 16. He was 85.

Angle was born on March 1, 1930 in Birmingham. He attended Woodlawn High School and Birmingham College. He served in the Army Air Corps for 18 months and was stationed in Texas.

After marrying Martha Mae Neely in 1955, Angle began medical school at Univeristy Hospital in Birmingham the same year.

He began his first medical practice in Selma as a general surgeon.  He and Mae Mae had three children; Martha Lynn Crosson, Melissa Leigh Teeples and David L. Angle, Jr.


Angle's work began in Tallassee in 1975 at the original location of Community Hospital in East Tallassee and continued with the move to Friendship Road. He retired from Community Hospital in 2000.

Angle was a duck hunter, an avid golfer and tennis player. He continued to play golf and tennis into his 80s. He most recently resided in Fortson, Ga. at the home of his daughter.

A celebration of Angle's life will be held at the Tallassee First United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

*Photos and content submitted by Camille Mason

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