Harold W. Booker

Born: Mon., Jul. 1, 1929
Died: Fri., Oct. 19, 2012

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Harold W. Booker

July 1, 1929 - October 19, 2012


Harold W. Booker, 83, Willow Hill, Illinois passed away at 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012, at Richland Care and Rehab, Olney, Illinois.

Born in Brockville, Jasper County, Illinois on July 1, 1929, he was the son of Robert L. "R. L." Booker and Eva Pearl Miller. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 - 1954. He was employed as a caster for Brigg's Pottery in Robinson, Illinois for 30 years, retiring in 1994; lifelong farmer, he raised hogs and cattle; mowed the Willow Hill Park for several years as well as several churches and yards. He attended the Willow Hill United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Newton American Legion. Harold loved to farm, mow, jigsaw puzzles and quilting.

On April 5, 1958, Harold married Reta Ann Woodard, in Newton, Illinois and she survives. Also surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry & Karen Booker, Willow Hill, Illinois, Don & Delores Booker, Flora, Illinois, Vince & Gina Booker, Oblong, Illinois and David & Marita Booker, St. Joseph, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Bradley, Doug & Trisha Booker, Rochelle, Illinois, Zackary Booker, Oblong, Illinois, Garrett Booker, Willow Hill, Illinois, Anthony and Ross Booker, St. Joseph, Illinois and Charissa Smith, Robinson, Illinois; six greatgrandchildren, Josh Slane, Rochelle, Illinois, Maci Smith, Robinson, Illinois, Lacey Booker, Rochelle, Illinois, Kelsey Williams Rochelle, Illinois, Austin and Christopher Booker, Springfield, Illinois; four sisters, Mary Snyder, LaPorte, Indiana, Ellen Rodgers, Michigan City, Indiana, Marjorie & Darrell Shipman, Oblong, Illinois and Mona & Grant Neidigh, LaGrange, Kentucky; a sister-in-law, Bev Booker, Edinburg, Illinois and several nieces, nephews and
cousins.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Zella Fox and Anne Ford; two brothers, Sam and Gordan Booker.

The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois with Rev. Richard Houser officiating. Burial will be in the Brockville Cemetery, rural Jasper County, Illinois. Visitation is from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday morning 8:00 a.m. until time of service.

Military rites will be conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post #219.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Richland Care & Rehab Alzheimer's Unit in Olney, Illinois with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449.
Condolences to the family may be sent to www.oblongfuneralhome.com.

Facts

Born: July 1, 1929
Place of Birth: Brockville, Illinois
Death: October 19, 2012
Place of Death: Richland Care and Rehab, Olney, Illinois
Occupation: Caster for Brigg's Pottery in Robinson, Illinois for 30 years, retiring in 1994; lifelong farmer, he raised hogs and cattle
Hobbies: Mowed the Willow Hill Park for several years as well as several churches and yards. Harold loved to farm, mow, jigsaw puzzles and quilting.
Organizations: Willow Hill United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Newton American legion.

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Wednesday October 24, 2012, 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong
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Pierrette (Boyer) Downer
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Life is such a precious gift and isn't it wonderful to have spent these years with someone you hold dear? God's Word, the Bible gives us hope that we will see Harold again. At John 11:25 Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." At Psalm 37:29 it says that the meek shall inherit the earth, and so we have the hope of seeing him here on this earth in perfection. Oh how we await that day!

10/31/2012



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