Born 8-1-1915 -- Died 1-18-2006
William Clifton Bookout, son of the late John Wiley Bookout and Lula Mae Pogue Bookout was born Aug, 1, 1915, in Wiseman, Ark.
He died Jan. 18, 2006, at his home in Violet Hill, Ark. at the age of 90.
He was united in marriage to Carma Rhea Mathis on Nov. 6, 1938, in Violet Hill. To this union two children were born.
During his working years he was a farmer and dairyman. later he was employed by the MRID in Horseshoe Bend, retiring after 10 years.
Bookout was baptized at the Strwberry River and attended the Violet Hill Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Deloris Bookout of Violet Hill; one sister, Octavia Vail of Federal Way, Wash.; two grandchildren, Jeff Bookout of Tuckerman and Jolene Schulte of Blue Springs, Mo.; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Brandy Schulte of Blue Springs, and a host of other relatives and many good friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Carma Bookout; one daughter, Barbara June Kankey; one grandson; Jason Kankey; three brothers, Lehman, Troy and Francis Bookout; and one sister, Edna Sims.
The funeral service was held Jan. 20 at the Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapel, with Leon Morehead and Gale Wooten officating.
Burial followed a Violet Hill Cemetery with arrangments under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.
pallearers were Roy Bookout, Bobby McCollum, Donald Taylor, Gary Sims, Laverne Garner and Ransom Pogue.
Honorary pallbearers were Rayburn Finley and Tom Phipps.