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Dr. William S. ‘Billy’ Bundrick, Sr.

Saturday, December 16, 2023
Dr. William S. ‘Billy’ Bundrick, Sr.

Celebration of Life for Dr. William S. “Billy” Bundrick, Sr., 85, will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St., Shreveport. Officiating the service will be Rev. Max Zehner, Dr. Tom Harrison and Rev. James Davison III. A private burial will take place after the service.

Dr. Bundrick, loving and supportive husband, father, grandfather, and recognized orthopedic surgeon, passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2023.

He is preceded in death by parents, William Cecil and Dennie Inez Bundrick and brother, Ray and by his wife, Carol Tollett Bundrick.

Billy is survived by his wife of 19 years, Linda Collins Bundrick; children, Dr. William Stewart Bundrick, Jr. ( Michele), Margaret B. Davison (Jim), John M. Bundrick (Dr. Jennifer), Dr. Courtney L. Bundrick and Dr. Karen C. Soul.

Billy is also survived by grandchildren, Megan B. Boatwright ( Stewart), Ashley D. Ivy, Spencer Dingler ( Melissa), Zackary Benson, James Davison III ( Josie), William Davison (Kaytie), Sarah Margaret Davison, Charles Bundrick, Samantha Bundrick, Mackenzie Soul, Mabry Soul and Sarah Teutsch (Luke). His great-grandchildren are Preston Swords, Gabriel Dingler, Jed Davison and Zion Teutsch. Also surviving Billy are sisters-in-law, Frances Spencer (Bill), Phyllis Romans, and Terri Collins (John).

Billy was a native of Shreveport. He was a graduate of C.E. Byrd High School, Louisiana Tech University, and LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans. In 1964, he began his lifetime love of practicing orthopedic and sports medicine.

While at Byrd, he was an outstanding football and baseball player. He was a member of the 1956 State Championship C. E. Byrd High School Baseball team. In 1996, Billy was inducted into the C.E. Byrd Hall of Fame as one of the school’s most distinguished alumni. In appreciation for his devotion and support the school dedicated the Dr. William S. Bundrick Football Field in his honor.

At Louisiana Tech University he was a three- year letterman in football and co-captain. He served as team physician for over 40 years and was enshrined into the Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. The Tower Medallion, Tech’s highest honor, was given to Billy in 1995. The Dr. Billy Bundrick Softball Field on the Tech campus is dedicated in his honor.

In 1969, Billy joined the Bone and Joint Clinic in Shreveport. For his dedication to his profession, the American Sports Medicine Institute named its Distinguished Lecture Series in honor of Billy. Another special honor was Billy’s selection to the Herodicus Sports Medicine Society, a group of sports medicine physicians from around the globe.

Billy’s life was one well-lived-in service to others. He was beloved by his family, his many friends, and the many patients and athletes of all ages for whom he provided care over the years.

Billy’s love for area athletes was also reflected in his generous support of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ministry where he served as a member of its Board of Directors. For his long-time support of presenting the Gospel to young people, Dr. Bundrick was a recipient of the FCA Founders Award. He was a member of Noel Memorial United Methodist Church.

Honoring Billy as pallbearers will be Stewart Beatty, Zackary Benson, James Davison III, William Davison, Spencer Dingler, Karl Malone, Wayne Smith, and Mackenzie Soul.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Dr. James Andrews, Dr. Eddie Anglin, James Davison, Jim Oakes, Perry Pringle, Rick Shirley, Michael Slaughter, Ivan Smith and Sam Wilkinson. In memory of Dr. Don H. Burt, Dr. Spiro Cosse, Royce “Spanky” McCoy, Richard “Skippy” Shirley and Mickey Slaughter.

The family is grateful to Wayne Smith for his many years of devoted, loyal service and also to Dr. Scott R. McRight, Dr. Edward L. Morgan and the nurses and staff at Willis- Knighton Pierremont for their great concern and care during the years of health struggles.

A special thank you is extended to Mrs. Billie Stephens for her unwavering friendship and care of “Doc” throughout his illness. The extra care provided by Tomorrow White and Cece Pennington in recent months was also such a gift to Billy.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes of Northwest Louisiana, P.O. Box 5118, Bossier City, LA 71171, Noel Memorial United Methodist Church, 520 Herndon St., Shreveport, LA 71101, or other charities of the donor’s choice.