Billy W. Booker Sr.
Billy W. Booker Sr. PEORIA — Billy Booker Sr., 66, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Peoria. Billy was born on Feb. 4, 1951, in Charleston, Miss., to Edmond and Inez (Davis) Booker Sr. He married Shirley Laws on July 18, 1979, in Peoria. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; his children, Nickcole Westerfield of Conway, Ark., Ronnie Barnett of Minneapolis, Minn., Lasonji Laws of Brandon, Miss., Bethany Booker of Peoria, Bridget Booker of Peoria and Billy (Keana) Booker Jr. of Peoria; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are his brother, Edmond Booker Jr., and his sister, Nina Booker-Spraggs, both of Peoria; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. Billy worked for Caterpillar for 37 years, retiring in August 2010. Billy loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. Funeral services will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 22, 2017, at The Wilton Mortuary, with the Bishop Joseph Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Parrish Grove Cemetery in Oakland, Miss. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, Inc., 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thewiltonmortuary.com .
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