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Dr. Stephen Izard

Dr. Izard, 72, of Lexington, SC died

unexpectedly Monday, June 24 at

Prisma Heart Health.

He was born March 1, 1947 to

Phillip and Virginia Izard. He was

preceded in death by his parents,

brothers, Major Phil Izard and Jim

Izard. He is survived by his wife,

Erma, of 52 years; sons, Jim, Ben

(Sara); daughters, Laura and Kari;

grandchildren, Emilee Ann, Claire,

Dash, and Liza; brother, William

(Ann) Izard; sister-in-law, Gail

Coggins; nephews, Phillip and

Bobby, nieces, Liz Izard and Emily

(Corey) Moore.

Dr. Izard received his bachelor’s,

master’s, and doctorate from the

University of Mississippi. He

completed his residency at

Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in

Denver, CO then served two years at

Moncrief Army Hospital at Fort

Jackson. Dr. Izard worked at

Lexington Medical ED for a number

of years and then founded First Care

in 1985; he was the medical director

until 2009. Dr. Izard joined the

Palmetto Health Physician Practice

Network in 2009.

Dr. Izard served on numerous

boards and committees. He most

recently served as co-chair of the

Palmetto Health-USC Medical

Group Steering Committee. He

served as medical director of the

occupational medicine program for

Prisma Health-Midlands. He also

served as the medical director of

Westinghouse, Michelin, and Dak

Americas. At Prisma Health he was

the perfect example of a servant

leader and a beloved member of the

medical community.

The family will receive friends at

Senter Funeral Home, 707

South Adams Street., Fulton, MS 38843

on Tuesday July 9, 2019 between 3:00

and 4:00 pm with a memorial service following at 4:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make

donations to the adoption agency that

blessed our lives with choosing us as

parents for our four children,

Christian Family Services, C/O Dr.

Stephen Izard Memorial, 2720 SW

2 nd Ave., Gainesville, FL 32607.

Senter Funeral Funeral

Home is assisting

the family with arrangements.

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