Dr. Frederick Lane Price, 96, passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at home. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10 at Broadmoor Baptist Church in the Parlor. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10 at Broadmoor Baptist Church in the Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Tom Harrison and Dr. John Sullivan. He will be laid to rest in a private family interment.
Fred was born on February 17, 1927 in Ruston, Louisiana to Marcus Aurelius Price Jr. and Mary Moore Price. He graduated Bernice High School in 1944, before serving in the United States Navy during World War II. He was a third-generation graduate of Louisiana Tech University. Fred received his medical degree from Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1955. He relocated to Shreveport, Louisiana for his Internship and residency at the Confederate Memorial Medical Center. He was a general surgeon in Shreveport for 52 years.
Fred had a private practice from 1960 to 1996. Working alongside him was Jan Laliberte, his longtime nurse. From 1973 to 1986, Fred served at Louisiana State University’s School of Medicine in Shreveport in various positions, including Faculty Counsel, President of Faculty, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery. In the latter part of his career, he worked for the Willis-Knighton Health System. He volunteered many years for surgical medical missions into Mexico. He was a long-standing member of Broadmoor Baptist Church.
In his medical career, Fred was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Louisiana State Medical Society, and the Shreveport Medical Society, serving as a member on its Board of Directors. He served as President of Staff at the following facilities: Bossier Medical Center in 1972, Schumpert Medical Center in 1976, Doctor’s Hospital in 1978, and LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1984.
Although Fred accomplished many things in his life, the greatest treasure and love in his life were: Christ, Anne, family, and country. He took great pride in his garden, loved God’s beautiful work in flowers, landscapes, seascapes, and sunsets. He had a great appreciation for conversation, good wine, and beautiful art. His interests ranged through medicine, history, literary works, art, and the latest statistics on every high school, college, and professional sport. Through the years, he enjoyed duck and deer hunting, and traveling – San Francisco and Maine in particular. But his favorite entertainment was LSU football games.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Mary Price, and his brother Marcus Aurelius “Buddy” Price III. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Anne Price: sons, Dr J. Paul Price and wife Sarah of Bossier City, LA, Dr. Robert L. Price and wife Jennifer of Benton, LA, and Craig Slack and wife Silva of Rainier, OR; daughter Sue-Lynn Voigt and husband Trent of Van Alstyne, TX; six grandchildren Lindsay Price Noteboom, Stolle Lane Voigt, Matthew Banning Price, Reagan Riley Voigt, Madison Elise Enfinger, and Katelyn Marie Enfinger. One great grandchild Jude Micah Noteboom. Nephew Dr. John Price and wife Mary Frances of New Orleans, LA. Niece Mary Molnar and husband Darrell of Fredericksburg, TX.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Jody Rosson, Dr. Larry Flake, Bernie Flake, Joel Bianca, Walter Lamb and Richard Lamb.
Serving Dr. Frederick Lane Price as honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Gary Caskey, Dr. John Price, Roy Prewitt, Jack Lamb, Dr. John Miciotto, Dr. Dan Moller and Dr. Phillip Cole.
The family requests that memorials be made in his name to Broadmoor Baptist Church.