December 29 2019
Obituary Dr. John C. Besse, age 86, of Birmingham, passed away December 29, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, a medic in the US Army and a huge family man who enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was an avid bowler, coin collector, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a former President of the American Daylily Society and enjoyed traveling around the southeast as a garden judge. John was a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for over 37 years where he was elevated to Emeritus status. He is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years Virginia Marie Besse, parents Merlin Anthony and Helen Broussard Besse. He is survived by his children Nancy Besse Norred-Shanks (Burt), Helen Besse Smith (Edwin), John Kenneth Besse (Becky), grandchildren Monica Marie Robinson, Bailey Anice Avina (Cesar), Kirsten Nichole Robinson, David Edward Norred Jr., Ashley Nicole Norred (Brad Thomas), Crawford Elizabeth Shanks, Courtney Lynn Norred, Emily Taylor Besse, Eric Anthony Besse, John Jackson Besse, great grandchildren Alesandra Iyana Avina, Analisa Rose Avina, Braxton Christopher Thomas, Wyatt James Valles, Grayson Isaac Robinson, and loyal pet Leo. Graveside services will follow at a later date. To send flowers to Dr. John C Besse’s family, please visit our floral section.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Dr John C Besse December 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Birmingham, state: Alabama