Military veteran

Harold Steven “Steve” Booker, 59, died Monday Dec. 19, 2011, at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Georgia after a long battle with Frontal Lobe Aphasia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

He served in the Army from 1971 to 1991, retiring as a nurse anesthetist. He was a lieutenant colonel.

He was a 1971 graduate of Houston High School. He was a member of Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church, where he has served as a deacon since 1993.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Booker.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Leasha Barnes Booker of Statesboro, Ga.; a daughter, Tara Booker Williford of Statesboro, Ga.; a son, Tiger Booker of Charlotte, N.C.; three grandchildren; his mother, Irma Booker Haney of Houston; and a brother, Stan Booker of Marietta, Ga.

Memorial services were Wednesday, Dec. 21, at Fletcher Memorial Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga., 30459 or to the Wounded Warriors Project at www.woundedwarriorsproject.org.

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