John N. Hafner, MD

Louisville – Jack Hafner died in Baptist Hospital Palliative Care on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was preceded by his father Earl K Hafner DDS and his mother Avery Hall Hafner.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joan Jefferies Hafner, their son John Jefferies Hafner (Sherri) and four grandchildren, Amanda Hafner, Tori Hafner, John Hafner and Grayson Hafner, brother in law Norman Jefferies II all of Louisville.

Jack served as a captain and flight surgeon in the United States Air Force. He was in private practice with Dr. Roger Salot for 45 years, the last few years in conjunction with Kentucky Eye Care. He was the past associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Louisville, from which he graduated in 1961. He was a member of the Kentucky Association of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, The Greater Louisville Medical Society, The Kentucky Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and past president of the Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology, The American Medical Association, and last but far from the least the American Motorcycle Association.

A visitation will take place Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at Pearson’s Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date at Cave Hill Cemetery.

The family feels that a contribution to the Baptist Foundation Palliative Care to help continue the loving care Jack received would be a very fitting way to remember him, 4000 Kresge Way, Louisville, KY 40207

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