Joseph Frank Gravlee Jr. MD


Joseph Frank Gravlee Jr. MD, age 64, a resident of Fairhope, passed away Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.

Joe was born in Opelika, Alabama on Feb. 14, 1954. He was a graduate of The University of Alabama and Tufts Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his ophthalmology training at The Eye Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama, and practiced ophthalmology in Fairhope and Baldwin County for 25 years.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Rotary Club, Red Elephant Club and various other civic and professional organizations.

He is survived by his loving wife for 41 years, Glenda; sons, Joseph Frank Gravlee III, Benjamin Glenn Gravlee (Jill); and daughter, Elizabeth Gravlee Ladd (John); father, Joseph Frank Gravlee Sr. DVM (Linda); brothers, Hubert Scott Gravlee DVM (Amy) and Van Clark Gravlee (Mary); and several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Eleanor Scott Gravlee.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope, Alabama, with a reception to follow at the church.

The family would like to thank all of our friends, family, church family, patients, medical community and Community Hospice for the love and care and embracement they have showered on us during the years in Fairhope.

A private interment will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Exceptional Foundation of the Gulf Coast, P.O. Box 1267, Fairhope, AL 36533.

Arrangements by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 19698 Greeno Road, Fairhope, AL 36532, 251-990-7775,