Johnny Lee Bookout Sr., 61, son of Bunis Hazel McCollum Bookout of Melbourne and the late Eural Lehman Bookout, was born Oct. 4, 1946, in Wiseman, Ark. He died Sept. 10, 2008, in Thayer, Mo.
He attended Central Baptist College and graduated from State Teacher's College. He taught English and history at Violet Hill School and Mammoth Spring. He was also a dairy farmer. Johnny was married to Delieta Downs on Nov. 22, 1996. He was a member of the Stateline Pentecostal Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Delieta Bookout of the home; one son, Johnny Lee Bookout Jr of Wiseman; one daughter, Melinda Clay; a stepson, Delbert Cochran; his mother, Bunis Bookout of Melbourne; one brother, Roy Bookout of Melbourne; one sister, Dorlyn K. Greer of Chicago, Ill.; three grandchildren, Courtney Bookout, T.J. Clay and Lane Clay; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his father; one brother, Noel Dwayne Bookout; and one sister, Sybil Louise Bookout.
Funeral services were held Sept. 13 at Roman and Billy Howard Memorial Chapel in Melbourne. Burial followed at Wiseman Cemetery under arrangements by Eddie's Family Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Wiseman Cemetery.