Billy Don Booker, 70, of Hugo, Oklahoma passed away August 31, 2020 at his home in Hugo. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday Sept. 3, 2020 at Southside Baptist Church in Paris with OHP Chaplain Sam Garner and Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery in Red River County. The family will receive friends at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. Due to COVID-19 social distancing and face coverings are recommended. The family will be at 2501 Simpson at other times.
Billy was born November 1, 1949 in Clarksville, Texas a son of John Orville and Elizabeth Rose Hughes Booker. Billy married Gay Lynn Holmes in Paris on May 25, 1985. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. After his military service he was dedicated to his law enforcement career working with the Paris Police Dept., Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma Highway Patrol for over 25 years and the Choctaw County Sheriff’s Dept.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth Booker and a brother Charles Frederick Booker. Also preceded by 3 dogs named Tank.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Gay Lynn; son Jim Booker of Denton, daughter Cyndee Grant and husband Derek of Frisco, son Cliff Brooks and wife Jeanna Montgomery of Prosper; grandchildren Tori and Juli Brooks, Lindsay Nault and husband Justin and Harper Nault; brother John Booker of Detroit and numerous nieces, nephews, host of friends, and a countless Law Enforcement family and his dog Tank #4.
Pallbearers will be the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Honor Guard.
If desired memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors fund or St. Jude Hospital.