Bush Davidson Joffrion

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Bush Davidson Joffrion, a retired stock broker, financial analyst, and a resident of St. James Place in Baton Rouge, died on Friday, May 4, 2018, at the age of 88. Bush grew up in Alexandria, LA, and attended public schools there, but spent the last two years of high school at Kemper Military Academy in Booneville, MO, the school that Will Rogers attended. He attended LSU from 1946 to 1956 with a two-year break from 1951-52 at which time he served as a Lieutenant in F and H Companies of the famous 7th Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division in the Korean War. This is the regiment of General Custer Indian War fame. While at LSU, he was an active member of Sigma Nu social fraternity, received an undergraduate degree in Agriculture after switching from Geology, then he obtained a Master's Degree in Animal Husbandry. After graduation from LSU, he was active in farming and cattle for a short period, then accepted a position as the first employee broker at E.F. Hutton. Later the firm was acquired by Smith Barney. Bush was honored by Smith Barney in 2004 as the oldest broker in time of service (over 45 years) at a regional meeting in New Orleans. Bush was recognized in Baton Rouge as an expert in technical analysis of stocks. Morgan Stanley later acquired Smith Barney and was the firm that Bush retired from. Bush's interest for a short period was in horses and he was an active member of the mounted Avoyelles Parish Posse until he injured his back in a horse accident. Later his interest turned to LSU baseball. He followed the team passionately and went to the College World Series in Omaha when LSU played there. During his life, Bush also ran the family ranch named Kirkwood and at one time also named Joffrion Cattle Company, which is located in Simmesport, LA. His extended family enjoyed going there on weekends and holidays when Bush would also be there. He is preceded in death by his parents, A. Bush and Clara Hope Joffrion, of Alexandra; and brother Brig. Gen. Wilbur F. Joffrion, of Baton Rouge. He is survived by sister Hope (Mrs. William McCollam) of Atlanta, and sister-in-law Beebe (Mrs. Marie Grace Joffrion) of Baton Rouge. He is also survived by nephews David Joffrion (wife Lisa), Will McCollam, Dr. Steve McCollam (wife Kim); nieces Ellendale McCollam Hoffman (husband Chuck), Marian Joffrion Colburn (husband Terry), Ruth Joffrion, and Madeline Joffrion; and by several great-nieces and nephews. Relatives and Friends of the Family are invited to attend the visitation at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 on Monday, May 14, 2018, from 2PM until 3PM. A Funeral Service will be held at 3PM at St. Luke's. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 12PM at the Joffrion Family Plot at Greenwood Cemetery, 2202 Military Hwy., Pineville, LA 71360. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in his memory be sent to St. Luke's Episcopal Church or to a .
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from May 5 to May 15, 2018
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