William Preston "Billy" Lambright

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William Preston "Billy" Lambright

BOSSIER CITY, LA - Billy Lambright went to his heavenly home on May 8, 2012 and is now at peace. He was born in Lufkin, TX February 7, 1945 and moved to Mansfield, LA on February 7, 1952. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Bossier City with a Vigil service and Rosary at 6 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Bossier City, with Father Rothell Price officiating.

He was raised in Mansfield, LA where he was known as "Baucus" in high school and was voted All State End in football in 1962. He was a member of the Mansfield High School Championship Track Team in 1963, which earned him a track scholarship to Louisiana Tech. Coach John Thompson, who Billy loved dearly, was his mentor and "Hero". Billy retired from the Shreveport Police Department in 1988 as a Lieutenant with 20 years of service. While there he was known as "Bull". Afterward he worked for the U.S. Marshall's Service in Marshall, TX and Shreveport, LA as a court security officer.

Billy was a diehard Dallas Cowboy fan since 1960 and was an LSU Tiger fan. He never missed watching a football game of any kind.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Kathleen B. Lambright; brother, Joe "Kaduchi" Lambright and his favorite Schnauzer, Hillary Ann.

Billy "Cat Daddy" is survived by the love of his life and best friend for 34 years, Sandra Hawkins Lambright "Ham"; sons, Mark "Toot" Lambright (was as devoted to the Cowboys as his father and was his father's shining star) and Brian Lambright; "Paw Paw" also cherished his grandchildren, Ashley and Larz. He is also survived by his favorite sister-in-law, Freida Lambright; brothers-in-law, Donald and Larry Hawkins; a host of nieces and nephews; wonderful neighbors; his brother and sister in Christ, Doug and Cheryl, Brittany, Tiffany and godson, Trent Hodge. "Cat" also loved his Schnauzer babies, Tippy and Meg Ryan, who brought so much joy to his life. Billy always said "all of his life was one big party"!

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation, attention Transplant Services or to the .

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Published in Shreveport Times from May 11 to May 13, 2012
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