Booker Thomas Currie Jr., 87, of Brinkley passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016. He was born on October 13, 1928 to Booker T. Currie and Rose Anna Gaines in Augusta, Arkansas. Booker is preceded in death by his wife, Pearlie Mae Whitman Currie and his parents.
He is survived by two daughters, Lula Palmer of Moro, Arkansas and Ardenia Griffin of Forrest City, Arkansas; five sons, Claudell Whitman Sr. of Moro, Arkansas, Troy Whitman Sr. of Brinkley, Arkansas, Eugene Whitman of Ohio, Julius Whitman of Little Rock, Arkansas and Jeremiah Whitman of Virginia; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Flint of Texas; two special cousins, Erma Cummins and Viola Moore Smith; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m. at Harris Chapel Cemetery off of highway 33 on Woodruff County Road 725, Augusta, Arkansas with graveside services immediately following at 2:00 p.m. Elder Troy Whitman Sr. officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Rest on now Papa Booker!!!
Only met you once or twice, but was able to make the family connection after talking to you.
Rest in peace cousin Booker.
Dwight Weatherspoon, Son of Ilee Weatherspoon Sr.
Distant Family member, John Currie, (Booker’s Brother) was my Uncle, married my Aunt (my dad’s sister) Neadras Raspberry Currie..
My Deepest Condolences to this Big Family. My father is Will Henry Raspberry, May they all Rest in Peace.