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Dr. John L. "Jay" Bost

September 12, 1924 February 10, 2018
Dr. John L. "Jay" Bost
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Dr. John L. Bost (Jay), age 93, of Paris, TX and Hot Springs, AR, departed this world on Saturday, February 10, 2018. By his side to the very end was the love of his life and best friend, his beloved wife, Sarah Jane. Dr. Bost was a member of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Paris, Texas.

Dr. Bost was preceded in death by his parents, C.J. and Hattie Bost, two sisters, Dorothy Bost Wells and Kitty Bost Evans, and his stepson, Dr. Danny Glasgow. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sarah Jane Hightower Bost, four sisters, Bettye Bost Bollen, Pat Bost Finley, Reba Bost Hobson and Shanie Bost Martin, three brothers, Claud Bost, John Bost and Jerry Bost.

Dr. Bost was born, reared and received his early education in Plum Bayou (Wright, AR). He started life in a very humble rural household growing up during the Great Depression. From those humble beginning he created and enjoyed a very successful life. He joined the U. S. Navy at age 18 during World War II as a B-25 bomber crew member and endured many dangerous missions in the Pacific. After the war he earned a B.S. degree in chemistry and later did chemical research for Dow Chemical Co. After a few years he resigned and was admitted to Baylor University Dental School and received his Doctor Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Later through additional training and education he became an Orthodontist having a successful practice in North Little Rock, AR for many years.

In addition to a successful professional career, Dr. Bost also enjoyed a successful personal life. He was a gifted golfer, playing many courses over the U.S. and Europe. During his playing days he accomplished an astonishing 17 Holes in One. He and his wife also enjoyed the passion of Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Hot Springs, AR. To those that knew him personally, all would say his greatest talent was that of an engaging and spellbinding storyteller with stories coming from his colorful, exciting and entertaining life of 93 years. His stories and his zest for life will continue to live in our hearts and minds forever.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice Home Care, 4332 Central Ave., Suite J, Hot Springs, AR, 71913.

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2:00 PM 2/14/2018 2:00:00 PM
Caruth-Hale Funeral Home

155 Section Line Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913

Caruth-Hale Funeral Home
155 Section Line Road Hot Springs 71913 AR
United States

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