Billy Don Booker, 70, of Hugo, Okla., passed away Aug. 31, 2020 at his home in Hugo. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at Southside Baptist Church in Paris with OHP Chaplain Sam Garner and the Rev. Billy Norris officiating. Burial followed at White Rock Cemetery in Red River County.
Billy was born Nov. 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 more than 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 three 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 were the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Honor Guard.
If desired, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors fund or St. Jude Hospital.
Online condolences may be made at www.frygibbs.com.