Samuel Booker


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Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:50 pm
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Samuel "Uncle Bill" Booker, 90, of Rock Island, formerly of Chicago, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Fort Armstrong Assisted Living, Rock Island.
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rock Island National Cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Carlson, of St. John's United Methodist Church, Davenport, officiating. The Moline American Legion Post 246 will present military honors. Visitation is noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline. Those wishing to go to the cemetery are to be at the funeral home by 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family.
Samuel was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Clarksdale, Miss., the son of Albert and Pleasant Liddel Booker. He married Rosie L. McMiller in September 1943 in Friars Point, Miss. She died Oct. 11, 2002. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Samuel worked as a pipe fitter for Adna Pipe Inc. in Chicago for more than 35 years.
He was a member of Carey Tercentenary AME in Chicago. He liked playing cards and loved to eat, especially home-cooked meals. He had a great sense of humor and truly enjoyed spending time with his family.
Uncle Bill is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews, whom he loved very much, including a nephew, Louis Clark Jr., and a niece, Linda Clark, both of Davenport; a godson, Mario Clark Sr., Davenport; and a goddaughter, Concita "Connie" Thomas, Irving, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife; sisters, Viola Clark, Iona Lewis, Letha Neely and Katie Williams; and brothers, Fred and Ed Booker.
The family invites you to share stories and condolences and light a candle in Uncle Bill's memory at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.














 



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