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Dr. Fikret T. Yalkut, 96, a longtime Versailles physician, widower of Sandra Witt Yalkut, died Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, in Lexington with his family by his side. Born in Ankara, Turkey, he was the son of the late Sabri Cemil and Mahzede Yalkut. He graduated from Istanbul University School of Medicine in 1947 and completed a residency in urology. He later served in the Turkish Army as a medical hfficer. He came to the United States to conduct research. Here, he met his wife-to-be, and they raised four boys. He practiced urology in Versailles for over three decades, retiring at the age of 85. He spent his retirement years with his family. He was a member of the American Urologic Association, the Kentucky Medical Association and the Woodford Medical Society. Survivors include four sons, Tony (Lavonne) Yalkut, Indianapolis, Ind., Cem “Jim” Yalkut, Erol Yalkut, and Denis (Raychel Laytart) Yalkut, M.D., all of Lexington; and two grandsons, Jackson Yalkut and Fehmi “Bruce” Berkay. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at 4990 Athens-Boonesbourough Road in Lexington, followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pisgah Presbyterian Church cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Mike Ward. Blackburn & Ward Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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