Harry Wilson Bachman ’50

Dr. Harry Wilson Bachman ’50 died peacefully in his home on Sunday morning, March 18, 2007. He graduated from Davidson where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity, and from the Medical College of Virginia in 1955. He completed his medical residency in orthopedic surgery in Richmond. He served as medical officer in the U.S. Army with the rank of captain. When he opened his practice in Bristol in 1961, he followed the footsteps of his father and his grandfather, Dr. Joseph S. Bachman. He regularly hiked the Holston Mountains, and enjoyed his boat on South Holston in all seasons. Whether on the Creeper Trail, the Alps of Italy, or the back roads of Sullivan County, he prided himself on his cycling adventures. He played tennis from age of twelve until just recently, a passion he passed on to his sons. A fan of all music, Dr. Bachman even tolerated the rock and roll stuff favored by his boys. He played Brubeck and Bach on the piano. Survivors include his wife Jane, 340 Woodbrook Avenue, Bristol, Tenn. 37620-7172; his sons, John and his wife Susan of Boulder, Colo.; Joe and his wife Teresa of Reno, Nev.; Tom and his wife Alice of Johnson City; and David and his wife Terry of Piney Flats; his grandchildren, Christine, Michael, Taylor, Logan, Willa, and Clara; and his sister, Agnes Cowan.