After 35 years of caring for East Texans, Jerry Spinks, M.D., has announced his retirement from his Lufkin practice. Dr. Spinks began practicing family medicine in Lufkin in 1976. As a physician specializing in family medicine, Dr. Spinks has treated several generations of families since his arrival in Lufkin. Recently, Memorial Health System of East Texas held a reception honoring Dr. Spinks’ service to the community and to Memorial. Among those celebrating his retirement were Mario Estrella, Vice President of Patient Services at Memorial; Glenda Spinks, Dr. Spinks’ wife; Dr. Spinks; and Les Leach, Administrator-Memorial Specialty Hospital.