SLAUGHTER, Billie Bob D.O. "B.B."
born November 13, 1928 and passed into the loving hands of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 23, 2017 at his home in Sun City Center (FL) surrounded by his loving family. Pre-deceased by his parents, Lloyd and Addie Slaughter (La Plata, MO); brothers, E.L. Slaughter, D.O., Henry L. Slaughter; and daughter, Sandra Kay Matthews. Dr. Slaughter is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carol; children, Mark Slaughter (Debi), Amy Lewis (James), and Gary Springer; grandchildren, Emily Roberts Squires (Kenny), Tyson Roberts (Katie), Sarah Slaughter, Brittany Chesnutt (A.J.), Thompson Chesnutt, Brian Springer and Charlie Springer; four great-grandchildren; and his faithful canine companion Lucy.
Dr. Slaughter received his Undergraduate Degree from Northeast Missouri State College (now Truman State University), and received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (now A.T. Still University). He interned at Muskegon (MI) Osteopathic Hospital, and began his practice in Dade City, FL in 1952. In 1954, he opened his practice in St. Petersburg, FL, retiring in 1998. Dr. Slaughter was founder and chairman of Metropolitan General Hospital (Pinellas Park). Upon his retirement from active practice, he was Director of Medical Education at the hospital. He was also local director of Parkside Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program. B.B. was an active member and past President of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, where he served on the AOA House of Delegates in Washington, DC from 1961-63. Dr. Slaughter was FOMA Osteopathic Physician of the Year in 1984. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustees of KCOM for nine years, and oversaw the addition of a new campus in Phoenix, AZ. He was Team Physician for Northeast High School sports, and was inducted into the NEHI Hall of Fame. He was a 50-year member of Kiwanis. He exemplified his belief that if you love what you do, it is never really work. Whether seeing patients, planting and harvesting his garden, playing golf, fishing, bowling, restoring antiques or building furniture, summering in Wolf Laurel, or spending time with his family, B.B. did it all with great love and affection. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions may be made in Dr. Slaughter's memory to St. John the Divine Episcopal Church (Sun City Center), LifePath Hospice (Sun City Center), the Church of the Holy Spirit (Mars Hill, NC) or Hospice of Madison County (Mars Hill, NC). A celebration of Dr. Slaughter's life will be held on Sunday, October 1, from 1-4 pm, at Anderson McQueen Funeral Home- 2201 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33704 Visit the personalized guestbook at www.AndersonMcQueen.com