Category Archives: Retired

Lanning D. Jones, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Physician Emeritus

Dr. Lanning Jones is a board certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in 1970 and his medical degree from Duke University Medical School in 1974.

After graduating from medical school, Dr. Jones moved to San Antonio for his pediatric residency at University Hospital and was chief resident during his third year.

Upon completion of residency in 1977, Dr. Jones started Southwest Children’s Center and has been here ever since.
He is married with three daughters and one son. Dr. Jones enjoys golf, gardening, coin and stamp collecting, and international travel.

W. Wayne Grant, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Physician Emeritus

Dr. Wilson Wayne Grant has been associated with Southwest Children’s Center since 1980 until his retirement in August 2014. He is a graduate of Howard Payne University where he graduated with honors. His medical, pediatric and child development training was completed at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston, Texas. For ten years, he practiced pediatrics and child development in El Paso, Texas where he served on the faculty of the Texas Tech School of Medicine.

In 1980, he moved to San Antonio, Texas and joined Southwest Children’s Center. In addition, Dr. Grant served for 25 years as the Health Services Director for the Rio Grande River Ministry–a service and outreach program ministering to the border communities of Texas and Mexico. He also was a member of the clinical teaching faculty of the University of Texas Health Science Center for many years.

He is married to Veronica and has two children and four grandchildren.

Lewis M. Purnell, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Physician Emeritus

Dr. Lewis Purnell was a board certified pediatrician who worked with Southwest Children’s Center from 1986 until his death in 2011. He grew up in Chicago, IL and moved to San Antonio as an 8th grader with his family. Dr. Purnell graduated from Marshall High School. He attended Texas Lutheran College in Seguin, TX and graduated with a BS in Biology and a BA in Chemistry. Dr. Purnell attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. He graduated in 1982, the day before marrying his wife Debra.

They moved to Oklahoma City, OK where Dr. Purnell completed his pediatric internship and residency. He was one of two chief residents his final year of training. The family moved back to San Antonio in 1986, when Dr. Purnell joined Southwest Children’s Center. He was the first Chief of Staff for Methodist Children’s Hospital in 1999.

He and his wife have 3 children. Dr. Purnell enjoyed time with his family and travel.