Donald Doyle Bookout

Monday, May 5, 2014

Donald Doyle Bookout, 93 of Rector, passed from this life on Friday, May 2, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro. He was born on June 3, 1920, in Rector to the late Robert and Etta (Adams) Bookout.

Mr. Bookout was preceded in death by his parents; one wife, Aletha (Vincent) Bookout; one daughter, Barbara Towel and four brothers.

He is survived by one son, Danny and wife Beverly of Macomb, Mich.; one daughter, Melba Austin and husband Richard of Farmington Hills, Mich.; one brother, George Bookout of Hendersonville, Tenn.; three sisters, Mary Curtis and Evelyn Gatewood, both of Paragould, and Lucille Williams of Madison Heights, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday May 5, 2014, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday May 6, 2014, at the Irby Funeral Home Chapel in Rector with Bro. David Floyd officiating. Interment will follow the service at Woodland Heights Cemetery in Rector under the direction of Irby Funeral Homes.

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