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Dr. Paul A. Nassour, MD

Dr. Paul A. Nassour, MD
  • February 28, 1942 - March 26, 2015
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • In lieu of flowers contributions to may be made to Paul Nassour, M.D. family fund at 1022 River Bend Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37419.

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“I would not be here to write this, if it wasn't for my friend, I would be long gone with cancer. He was one of a kind, and all that knew him will...Read More »
1 of 81 | Posted by: Tony Crook - Ringgold, GA

“+++++++++++++++++++Judi, Michi *******Exactly 2 Years ago, was one of the saddest days of my life....when surprisingly///knew ...Read More »
2 of 81 | Posted by: John and Sylvia Dunten - CA

“Paul..... A nice memory, its the most valued Treasure. Very Special Prayers, as always....with You.... ”
3 of 81 | Posted by: Sylvia Dunten - Santa Barbara, CA

“Dear Paul, Once Upon a time, you were born...and there was much rejoicing.. for in one instant, the world had become a more Beautiful and Magical...Read More »
4 of 81 | Posted by: Sylvia Dunten - Santa Barbara, CA

“I just heard about Dr Nassours passing. You will be greatly missed I thought the world of you. Your smile and laughter always warmed my heart. ...Read More »
5 of 81 | Posted by: Angela - Chattanooga, TN

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6 of 81 | Posted by: Angela - Chattanooga, TN - Friend

“Although I hadn't seen Paul in 30 years, I will never forget the day in high school when I learned that Paul and I were "going steady" with the same...Read More »
7 of 81 | Posted by: Chris Breden - Purlear, NC

“Dr. Nassour will be greatly missed. He treated me in the ER at Hutcheson and I could not have asked for any better treatment from him.My prayers are...Read More »
8 of 81 | Posted by: Rhonda & Daryel Sisk - Rossville, GA

“Not only was Dr. Nassour an incredible ER physician, teacher and friend, he was also a gifted pumpkin carver!!! He was wonderful. I am so sad to hear...Read More »
9 of 81 | Posted by: Denise - Cartersville, GA

“What fun we had at Hutcheson with all the joy of taking care of the people we loved in North Georgia! Paul's devotion to his work and the people he...Read More »
10 of 81 | Posted by: David Bosshardt - Ft. Oglethorpe, GA

“With utmost respect I bid thee farewell. May the goodness and mercy you bestowed upon this earth travel with you and may your light always shine...Read More »
11 of 81 | Posted by: Rhonda Wilson Trimmer - Roswell, GA

“I met him years ago through James Creel and Bob Gammon when they started the EMS program and have seen him when we had family emergencies that...Read More »
12 of 81 | Posted by: Diane F Kay - Rock Spring, GA

“I am so sorry for Judi and Michi's loss. He was a great and wonderful man. I always enjoyed speaking with him when I was able to come visit. He will...Read More »
13 of 81 | Posted by: Stephanie Johnson - New Haven, KY

“I had the privilege of working with Nasty of Hutcheson. Every time I worked with him I learned something new. He kept up to date on his medicine. ...Read More »
14 of 81 | Posted by: Michael Preston MD - Ringgold GA, GA

“Love from Larry and Shirley Mcwhorter, was seen many times in the ER. Was a lost of a great man and Dr, He was also in a chipper mood and a great Dr. ”
15 of 81 | Posted by: Shirley McWhorter - Chickamauga, GA

“I am very saddened, He was one of the best doctors, that I've ever met, and he was kind, patient and really had his patients' best interest at heart....Read More »
16 of 81 | Posted by: kimberly lupfer-evans - acworth, GA

“I'm one of the first group of medics that DR. Nassour trained. I can't say enough about how much he has influenced my life. I have so many stories ...Read More »
17 of 81 | Posted by: Johnny Crabtree - Whiteside, TN

“The Galaxy...indeed, it's having a Gala!!A Dearest chapter of my Life's flown away...such a strange feeling to accept..... Only the...Read More »
18 of 81 | Posted by: Sylvia Dunten - Santa Barbara, CA

“Judi: Although the miles and time have seperated our lives, Paul will always hold a special place in my heart. I trust you and the family will...Read More »
19 of 81 | Posted by: Alan Winger - FL

“Nasty taught me to be an ER nurse at Hutcheson in the 1980s. Several years later while traveling through Calhoun, GA. I experienced a sudden illness...Read More »
20 of 81 | Posted by: Nancy - Chattanooga, TN

“I never met Dr. Nassour, but spoke with him often in transferring patients from Hutcheson to Erlanger. I always liked talking with him - he was...Read More »
21 of 81 | Posted by: Rhonda Patterson - Apison, TN

“When my wife, Ann Nassour, first introduced me to her brother-in-law Paul, he and I instantly became good friends and golfing buddies. For the next...Read More »
22 of 81 | Posted by: Robert Greening - Austin, TX

“Rest In Peace Uncle Paul. I love you. ”
23 of 81 | Posted by: Cindy - Bardstown, KY - niece

“In my mind, you will always be remembered as a great friend and a great Doctor! ”
24 of 81 | Posted by: David Huskey - GA

“De nasty a loved man by many working under him as hutcheson ems he always made you laugh no mater the day he was having. A true loss to medical...Read More »
25 of 81 | Posted by: Steven groves - Chattooga, GA

“Deepest condolences and prayers for the family! May GOD comfort and Bless you all in your time of need! ”
26 of 81 | Posted by: amanda Chapman - Chickamauga, GA

“My name is Josephine Salazar .I am from Hermosillo , México and i lived in a house that was infront Coco and Juan Escutia ,s house . I...Read More »
27 of 81 | Posted by: Josephine Salazar - Guadalajara

“Rest in Peace Uncle Paul. ”
28 of 81 | Posted by: Cindy Holt - Bardstown, KY

“Our family wishes to send our condolences to your family at this difficult time. ”
29 of 81 | Posted by: Krisann K. Smith - Galva, IL

30 of 81 | Posted by: SOMOS JUAN Y COCO

“Judi, Michi, Tracy, and Zoe......we love you so much and are so very sorry about Paul. He was such a sweet, kind, gentle soul. ”
31 of 81 | Posted by: Kent, Sara, and Dubby Burnett - TX

“A special person a special face that was a friend and mentor to all he worked with he will always be remember and love. Thanks Judi for allowing us...Read More »
32 of 81 | Posted by: Faye Wise - Ft Oglethorpe Ga30742, GA

“Dr. Nassour was one of my very favorite people. I really wanted to see him before'he passed. Sympathy for his family. ”
33 of 81 | Posted by: faye c leatherwood - GA

“I had the opportunity to work with Dr Nassour in both the ER & Urgent Care setting. He was truly a great man & will be missed. ”
34 of 81 | Posted by: Karen Bailey Taylor - GA

“The good days, Dr. Nassour working Cartersville ER. You were always awesome to work with and such a legend. You were a friend of all the law...Read More »
35 of 81 | Posted by: Sandy Dudek - Marietta, GA

“Dr. Nassour, "Nasty" You are a legend. You touched so many lives, made memories for so many people, and left your footprints in the sand. I enjoyed...Read More »
36 of 81 | Posted by: Jan Hicks - Savannah, GA

“Paul saved my life in 2010. I met Paul in in the late seventies, while working for Hutccheson's E.M.S. It didn't take long to realize what a great ...Read More »
37 of 81 | Posted by: tony crook - Ringgold, GA

“I met Paul while he was the medical director for Bartow County EMS. We became great friends. We have played many rounds of golf together. We all at...Read More »
38 of 81 | Posted by: Brad Cothran - cartersville, GA

“Such an awesome Man who really cared about everyone. True friend to Law Enforcement Over many years. Rest I peace my friend. prayers for you and your...Read More »
39 of 81 | Posted by: Leslie Lamberth - Cartersville, GA

“He took care of me many times and he took care of my son he was always so caring took wonderful care of us he was the best DC at the Hutchison he...Read More »
40 of 81 | Posted by: beth souder - ringgold, GA

“"A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of a lamp because the dawn has come." Dr Nassour, you were, and in memory will...Read More »
41 of 81 | Posted by: Esther - GA - RN @Hutcheson

“No words can express the sadness I feel about hearing the loss of Paul. I had know him for the past 33 years and although our paths had not crossed...Read More »
42 of 81 | Posted by: Lisa Norton - Trion, GA - Friend

“Such a blessing to know this man and have him grace us with his intelligence and compassion throughout the years. Dr. Nasty will be sorely missed. ...Read More »
43 of 81 | Posted by: Craig and Susan Nielsen - GA

“So sad to hear this today...loved this man and loved working with him. A no-nonsense doc and friend to all. Worked with him at two different...Read More »
44 of 81 | Posted by: Timothy Fennell - Atlanta, GA

“I will always remember you. ”
45 of 81 | Posted by: Alan Yates - Huntsville, AL

“So Sad to hear of his passing. Prayers to the family and friends that knew him. It was an honor to have known him and worked with him, he was an...Read More »
46 of 81 | Posted by: Beverly Neill - Rock Spring, GA

“Dr.Nassour was a kind, gentle soul. He helped me change my focus on what is truly important in life, instead of being a workaholic.He treated me and...Read More »
47 of 81 | Posted by: Heather Ely - La Fayette, GA

“Worked with Paul at HMC from 1979 to 1984. He was a great guy and a true friend. He was also friend to all in the public service field (law...Read More »
48 of 81 | Posted by: Donny Phillips - Chickamauga, GA

“Such an amazing man and doctor. He touched so many lives along the way. I know that I am better for having known him. He was an incredible mentor...Read More »
49 of 81 | Posted by: Jamie Smith - La Fayette, GA

“Dr Paul was the dr who treated my Moma on the day I lost her . He was wonderful and kind . He told me that he had done all he could do and that God...Read More »
50 of 81 | Posted by: Dana Shields - lafayette, GA

“We are so deeply saddened at the loss of Dr. Nassour. His legacy will live on in the lives he saved and touched throughout the years. Our thoughts...Read More »
51 of 81 | Posted by: Kathy and Gerry Riddle - GA

“So sad to loose a great ER Doctor. ”
52 of 81 | Posted by: Jacky - rossville, GA - EMS

“Such an amazing man. My family has known him for years since my brother and I were children. All of us getting the pleasure to work with and know...Read More »
53 of 81 | Posted by: Mandy - rossville, GA - friend

“Worked with Dr. Nassour for years at Hutcheson, he was a great Doctor and friend, was always kind to everyone. He will be missed. ”
54 of 81 | Posted by: DeWayne McWhorter - Chickamauga, GA

“He was a GOOD doctor and he loved his work. You only had to meet him to know. He will be greatly missed. The ER patient has lost a friend. RIP...Read More »
55 of 81 | Posted by: Deena Perreault - Rossville, GA

“To the family of Dr. Paul Nassour, Dr. Nassour was a wonderful friend, an encourager, mentor, and physician. When I was ill and hurting, he saw me...Read More »
56 of 81 | Posted by: Patricia Gibson, EMT-P, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC - GA

“I was always in awe of his ability to know what was wrong with a patient from just standing in the doorway to a patient's room. He was a gifted...Read More »
57 of 81 | Posted by: Kae Kelly - Apison, TN

“Some of the best working hours was with this man!!! He was so smart, and kind hearted....he had the warmest smile of anyone I have known! He tried...Read More »
58 of 81 | Posted by: Michelle Chandler - Ringgold, GA

“I worked with Dr Nassour when I was a paramedic at Bartow County EMS. He was a mentor to all of us. He was very professional and caring. He will...Read More »
59 of 81 | Posted by: Jonathan Davis - Cartersville, GA

“He was the sweetest,kindest person watched me grow up and my kids also . He took care of everyone..loved him so my son Garett loved him too and is...Read More »
60 of 81 | Posted by: Beth Kerns - chickamauga, GA

“My mother loved him! He was so kind to all of us. ”
61 of 81 | Posted by: wendi - Chickamauga, GA

“Godspeed Paul/Nasty. We will never forget you. ”
62 of 81 | Posted by: Roger Forgey - Ringgold, GA

“Great physician...caring and compassionate... ”
63 of 81 | Posted by: Tina Pedigo Garnica - Ringgold, GA

“God showed him how to use his hands to heal, to uplift and to ease suffering, and in this God was pleased with the work he had done. May all find a...Read More »
64 of 81 | Posted by: katrina park - Chattanooga, TN

“Was a great doctor and friend he will be greatly missed, may he rest in peace pain free. ”
65 of 81 | Posted by: paula stephens - ValleyHead, AL

“I've worked with Dr. Nassour for many years. He was one of the finest men I know. He reminded me a lot of my dad. Everyday I worked with him Id...Read More »
66 of 81 | Posted by: Kimberly Benitez - Chickamauga, GA

“I am so sorry to hear of Paul's passing. He was a great friend and mentor. He will be greatly missed. ”
67 of 81 | Posted by: Bruce Weeks - Ooltewah, TN

“So very sorry. I loved him so much. ”
68 of 81 | Posted by: Kathy Landstreet - Ringgold, GA

“I'm so sorry for your loss.Your family is in our prayers! GOD BLESS!!! ”
69 of 81 | Posted by: Leah - rossville, GA - patient

“You were a man above all men. You not only taught me many things but saved my life. You would always make a long work day go so much better. You will...Read More »
70 of 81 | Posted by: Stacie Thurman - Ringgold, GA

“Dr Nassour was my mentor, teacher, and friend for the 8 years I worked at Hutcheson. What a wonderful, brilliant, loving man! I learned more from the...Read More »
71 of 81 | Posted by: Aimee B Satterfield - FL

“Such an amazing man to all that had the pleasure of meeting him. Dr. Nassour, sir you will be missed. God bless all the family and friends and give...Read More »
72 of 81 | Posted by: Janiffer Steele - Chickamauga, GA

“This was the nicest man and greatest Dr I have every met, always a kind word for anyone around him......always spoke with the kindest voice.......he...Read More »
73 of 81 | Posted by: ann hunter - chickamauga,, GA

“A hero, a giant in our world. Grateful for what he brought to my life as a young then not so young medic. Love & respect. Prayers for grace for...Read More »
74 of 81 | Posted by: Patty (Boshears) Underwood - FL

“I always remember Dr. Nasty. I can honestly say that i have learned many tricks of the trade from this brilliant man, who will be always remembered...Read More »
75 of 81 | Posted by: James Risner (Buddha) - GA

“I worked with him at HMC great and amazing human being... God bless him ... ”
76 of 81 | Posted by: ilsa Ravelo - Hollywood, FL

“I love this man he helped me when I needed it I tried to help him as much as I could.He is my Hero and I am so sorry for what he has went threw...Read More »
77 of 81 | Posted by: Dianne Baldwin - Flintstone, GA

“Dr. Nasty your legend will forever live on. Thanks for many wonderful years working beside you in the ED. I learned so much from you and will always...Read More »
78 of 81 | Posted by: Rick and Donna Payne - Rossville, GA

“Dr Nassour (Nasty) My teacher, my mentor, my friend. You will be so missed! Rest In Peace! ”
79 of 81 | Posted by: James Westmoreland - Wildwood, GA

“REST IN PEACE.nrury ”
80 of 81 | Posted by: wayne lee - rock spring, GA

“God bless Paul and all the Nassour family. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by all the people he cared for professionally and deeply missed by...Read More »
81 of 81 | Posted by: Jody nassour - El paso, TX

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Doctor Paul Anthony Nassour age 73, died peacefully at his home on Elder Mountain, TN on March 26, 2015.

He was surrounded by his loving wife, Judi, of 40 yrs and his beautiful daughter Michi. Paul was affectionately called "Doctor Nasty" by his friends. He was well known in the North Georgia-Chattanooga area as a distinguished emergency medicine physician. Dr. Nassour was loved and respected by colleagues, co-workers, emergency medical service personnel, fire and police professionals, state troopers, and other public safety employees and their families. He compassionately treated thousands of patients in multiple hospitals over a long successful career of 43 yrs. Dr. Nassour was an educator, EMS Director, clinical instructor and leader in his chosen specialty. He was recognized as a "gifted" physician by many. His passing creates a void in the emergency medicine community. He served on various advisory councils and committees for the state fo Georgia offices involving EMS and trauma. He was an honorary Georgia State Trooper and honorary Deputy for several counties in Georgia. He was the recipient of the coveted James H. Creel, Jr. MD "EMS Pioneer of the year" award in 2012.

Dr. Nassour was born in Beruit Lebanon to the late Dr. Herbert and Hoda Zaide Nassour. From the age of three yrs he was raised in Texas. He was a graduate of the University of Guadalajara in Mexico. His post graduate training was in Hermosillo, Mexico, St. Vincent Medical center in Toledo, OH and the V.A. in Leavenworth, KS.

Dr. Nassour was the oldest of eight children. All of his borthers and sisters have had distinguished careers in medicine, law and public service. He will be greatly missed by his wife: Judi Cook Nassour of Elder Mountain, TN, his children: , Michi Nassour of Chattanooga, Traci Allen of Rossville, GA, Paul Sweetin of Austin, TX, Susan Goglia of Houston, TX, siblings: Jimmy Nassour, Sammy Nassour, Mary Ghalab Phd, Virginia Nassour all of Austin, TX, Herb Nassour of El Paso, TX, Faye LaFon MD, Pauline Rizzo of Huntsville, AL, granddaughter: Zoi Allen of Rossville, GA, six other grandchildren in Texas, several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm and a memorial service will be held Thursday at 11:00 am at the funeral home.

All local public safety personal including Emergency Medical Service personal and services, Law Enforcement personal and agencies, Firemen and Fire Departments are asked to be Honorary Pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers contributions to may be made to Paul Nassour, M.D. family fund at 1022 River Bend Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37419.

Funeral attire, "Texas Style" blue jeans with cowboy boots preferred.

Arrangements by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes – Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.
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