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James Childers, MD, was a physician, a WWII veteran, a church deacon, and
most of all, a devoted husband and father. He passed away peacefully on
January 18, 2020, after a short illness. He was 95.

Born in Pike County, Kentucky, Childers was one of 6 children. A graduate
of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville Medical
School, he practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology in Louisville, Kentucky.

Over his career, he delivered an estimated 15,000 babies - many of them pro
bono for Catholic Charities, the Baptist Board of Child Care, and the
Salvation Army. He performed more than 17,000 surgeries. Childers served
as Chief of OB-GYN at St. Joseph's Hospital, and was on the Hospital
Executive Committee at Humana for 20 years, in addition to serving as both
Chief of OB-GYN and Chief of Staff. He also headed the Insurance Review
Committee of the Jefferson County, Kentucky, Medical Society for 15 years.
And for 25 years, was a clinical professor at the University of Louisville
Medical School.

Preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Freeman Childers, Jim Childers is
survived by 3 daughters and two grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the
family would appreciate donations to Planned Parenthood, or the National
Alliance on Mental Illness.

Services will be private.

Please visit DR. JAMES CHILDERS BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts
or memories in the online guest book, visit or Arrangements by CENTRAL CHAPELS-Chicago.
Info., 773-581-9000.