Local doctor killed in tragic accident in Mitchell County
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Well-known Grady County physician Dr. Andrew Dekle was killed Friday evening, July 10, in a tragic accident on property he owned in Mitchell County, according to the coroner there.
Coroner Stedderick Thomas said the accident happened in a pecan grove near the intersection of Spence Road and County Line Road in Mitchell County about 7:30 p.m. Friday.
Dr. Dekle was mowing when a tree limb apparently knocked him off the tractor, which had a mower attachment, according to Coroner Thomas, and was run over by the attachment.
A passerby saw Dr. Dekle lying in the field and contacted authorities, according to Coroner Thomas.
Dr. Dekle was pronounced dead at the scene.
We are heartbroken. Dr. Dekle was a wonderful and caring man. The last patient he saw was Paula. And this tragedy occurred near our home. We loved Dr. Dekle and no words are sufficient to express our sorrow.
Dr Dekel was a great Dr he will be missed I’m very sorry for his family and his staff I know they also will miss him it just so hard to believe prayers 🙏 for his family
My prayers for his family, staff and all his patients including myself. My brother had a massive heart attack in 1985 and Dr Dekle would not leave him all night until he was stable enough to transfer to Tallahassee the following day. I could name so many other similar cases.
He took excellent care of my parents Herbert and Hazel Logue for many years. He and his staff were wonderful.
Very sad. Good guy. Deepest condolences 🙏
He will always be my hero.
My prayers for Dr. Dekle’s family, staff and the many patients he has helped through the years. He was one of the most knowledgeable and good hearted physicians I have ever known. I credit him for saving my eldest son’s life when my son was only seven years old. Both of my sons and I are so sad at this tragic news. He will be missed.
Dr Dekle was an excellent physician. I worked with him several years I Bainbridge. His patients loved him. He will be missed by many. Prayers for his family and friends.
Always the good ones face death
Dr. Dekel, was an excellent doctor he saved my life he find out what was wrong with me after seeing several doctors not one of them taking our time to order endoscopy test on me regarding my symptoms I was having. I left them came to see Dr. Dekel he immediately did the endoscopy test on me after I explained my symptoms to him find out there was no bacterial infection in my stomach he kept saying it’s my gallbladder he sent me have an Ultrasound of my gallbladder did find out it was working on 3 percent I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for him take time out to listen to me he knew all the while it was my gallbladder. He was smart, friendly, it didn’t matter to who you was or where you came from he treated everybody the same that’s him Cairo going suffer s great loss this man was the only doctor who seem so many patients. My heart goes out to his family and staffs. I’m really going miss him dearly I still can’t believe it he’s gone. 🙏🙏
Dr Dekle Family & Staff,
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family and office staff of Dr. Dekle. Dr Dekle will truly be missed my many. We enjoyed working with him and his staff and taking care of his patients that was referred to us. Always such a great Dr. when it come to getting things we needed for his patients. Our prayers are with you all during this tragedy.
Central Orthotics and Prosthetics, INC Staff
No words can express the heartfelt sympathy he was truly a wonderful man. NO matter what the past may have been it not how you start but rather how you end. I know how much he has done for me. Thanks Doc. As I always called him, and not that it matters I am afro American and I have heard many testimonials from others afro Americans concerning how much he has done for them as well. If you only knew. Your job here on earth was done Doc. I wonder what you are doing in Heaven. RIP. We will miss you!
I called today for a refill and was told my doctor had pass away, my husband and myself are sadden by the loss of a precious loving doctor that will be truly missed,praying for the family