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Dr. John M. "Doc" Bush III

August 1, 1939 — May 11, 2021

Funeral Services Celebrating the Life of Dr. John M. “Doc” Bush, III., 81, of West Monroe, LA, will be held at 12:30 P.M. Saturday, May 15, 2021, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home in West Monroe, LA, with Rev. Kenneth Hoffler officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. Interment will follow in the Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens in West Monroe, LA.

Dr. Bush was born on August 1, 1939, in Conway, AR and passed away on May 11, 2021, in West Monroe, LA. Born and raised in Conway, he attended Arkansas State Teachers College where he earned his bachelor’s degree then his master’s degree as well as his PhD from Mississippi State University. He did work on his doctorate under a National Defense Fellowship in the field of American History, and maintained an A average for five straight years of his college work. He had teaching assistantships at Mississippi State, was a member of Alpha Chi, Phi Kappa Phi, National Honorary Scholastic Societies, Phi Alpha Theta and National Honorary Historic Society. He was a popular and much beloved associate professor at Louisiana Tech for 38 years until retiring to his favorite pastimes of hunting, fishing, and his participation over many years as a Mason with the honor of being past Master.

Survivors include the love of his life his wife, Nadine “Nancy” Bush; Son, Dr. John M. Bush, IV and wife Rebecca; Daughter, Athena “Ann” Compton; Daughter, Brandy Bush McDaniel and husband Raymond; Step Children, Stephannie Womack and husband Mark, Wendy Smith and husband Joe, and Brian Mills and wife Tracey;
Three Grandchildren; Six Step Grandchildren; Three Great Step Grandchildren; and a host of friends and a multitude of students that brought him great joy.

Pallbearers will be Joe Smith, Hunter Smith, Adam Garland, Malcolm Davis, and Jimmy Councilman.

Online Registry/Condolences: www.mulhearnfuneralhome.com
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Mulhearn Funeral Home - West Monroe

300 McMillan Road, West Monroe, LA 71291

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