Celebrating the life of

Ismael Caleb Hernandez

October 10, 1937 - January 25, 2020

Ismael Caleb Hernandez

Ismael Caleb Hernandez, 82, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Hospice House.  He was born October 10, 1937 to the late Ismael Hernandez, Sr. and Helena Lopez Hernandez.  He graduated from the University of Madrid Medical School, and the University of Miami.  He earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam Era.  In 1977 he transferred to the U.S. Army as a Major and later advanced to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was the Deputy Commander of Arctic Health Service Command for the U.S. Army.  He also was the Chief of Ambulatory Services for the 24th I.D. at Fort Stewart Army Base.  After retiring from the military, he went into Family Practice at Immediate MED for another 20 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Ruth Yeager of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pilar Watlington Hernandez of Savannah, four sons, Bobby Hernandez (Katherine) of Parker, CO, Samuel “Sam” Hernandez (Delora) of Savannah, Daniel “Dan” Hernandez (Kerry Dulina) of Savannah, and David Hernandez (Kate) of Alpharetta, GA. three brothers, Samuel Hernandez (Lavinia) of Ocala, FL, Abiezer Hernandez (Aurea) of Trujyllo Alto, PR, and Eliezer Hernandez (Elsa) of Charlotte, NC.  He is also survived by five grandchildren, Ashley Post, Taylor Post, Lauren Hernandez, Grace Hernandez, and Lucas Hernandez.

Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.

A Private Graveside Service will be held in Beaufort National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.



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May God give you peace and comfort. You all are in our prayers.

- Patti and T.O. Wilson, Tybee Island, GA

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Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; John 11:25 NIV


May the love of family, friends & wonderful memories comfort you during these difficult days. My most heartfelt condolences to the Hernandez family. Hugs & Love, Carolyn

- Carolyn McConnell (friend of David Hernandez), Kennesaw, GA

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I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. Love and prayers for you and your family!!

- Pam Denson, Savannah , Georgia

Please accept my condolescences for your loss. My sister, Cathye Rhodes, spoke so fondly of Dr. Hernandez (and Mrs. Pilar). I often saw them at the Kroger Berwick and spoke with them. I'm appreciative of the motorized chair given to me. He was a giving, sweet man. May God's grace go with you in the days to come..

- Lynne Boatright, Savannah, GA

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- Tompkins, Savannah, Georgia

I was very fond of Dr. Hernandez. I worked with him at Immediate Med for a little over a year. He taught me a lot about different medications and treatments and how they worked in the body. What I remember of him most is his sense of humor, his kindness and his patience. I loved him to death as did everyone who knew him. My thoughts are with his family in this time of loss. We will see you again one day when it’s our turn to be called home. Will miss you always. God bless his family!

- John Peacock, Savannah , Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • Services Will Be Private
  • Burial
  • on Fri, January 31, 2020
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