One of the most searched phrases that lead people to my blog is “how did Forrest Bondurant die?” And now I can tell you! Below, as found on Ancestry, are the death certificates for both Forrest and Howard.
James Forrest Bondurant died on December 4, 1965 in Roanoke, Virginia. His cause of death was “fractures of legs, internal injuries, shock”, and “hepatitis, from multiple transfusions” after “lumber on truck slipped, caught him”.
Benjamin Howard Bondurant died on November 2, 1968 in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia. His cause of death was “acute myocardial infarction due to arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, with congestive heart failure (marked)”, as well as “right pleural effusion and uremia”.