James Bradford DeBusk(1941 - 2014)

James Bradford DeBusk died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Service: No funeral is planned. Memorials: Contributions to Alzheimer's research would honor Jim's memory. Jim was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., the second son of Bradford and Phyllis DeBusk. The family moved to Fort Worth in 1945, and Richland Hills in 1954. Jim graduated with honors from Birdville High School in 1959. He went on the graduate from Arlington State College in pre-med where he and only one other classmate were accepted to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. His medical school class scored the highest in the nation on the obstetrics/gynecology portion of the National Board Exam. He set up practice in Dallas County where he was an exceptional physician. Jim delivered the frst in-vitro conceived baby in the Metroplex and was featured as such on a local television news broadcast. As a physician Jim served in the U.S. Army attending to the needs of our troops. He attained the rank of captain. Jim was an avid reader and amateur historian and was accomplished in chess and bridge. He was an all-around athlete, but his passion became golf, in which he excelled, having won many amateur tournaments. He was a longtime member of Dallas Athletic Club of Dallas County. After his retirement Jim and his beloved wife Sandy, who is a nurse, traveled the world and they volunteered their services, among other places, to the poor of Central America. Jim was kind and generous - a good man - and the best brother and friend anyone could ever have. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Elizabeth "Penny" DeBusk Babcock. Survivors: Jim is survived by his wife, Sandy DeBusk; brother, Randy DeBusk; brother, David DeBusk; daughters, Jamie and Theresa and son, Brad, and granddaughters, Savannah, Lorelei, Kaylee and Madelline; and nieces, Kim and Katya.

Published in Star-Telegram on May 23, 2014