James Booker


James L. Booker, 77, of Edinburgh, died at 6 a.m., Monday, January 25, 2016, at his home.

Jim was born December 3, 1938, in Owen County, Indiana, the son of Perry Eugene and Edna (Neighty) Booker. He married Mildred Faye Bault November 27, 1968.

Jim was employed at Cummins Engine Company for 33 years as a machinist and attended Edinburgh Apostolic Tabernacle for 45 1/2 years.

His love for travel allowed him to visit 48 states, Canada and Mexico and he knew the U.S.A. well enough that he never got lost. Jim and Midge enjoyed whitewater rafting in Colorado and Canada.

Jim loved his grandkids and great-grandkids.

The funeral will be conducted at 12 noon on Saturday, January 30, at Edinburgh Apostolic Tabernacle, 701 South Main Street, Edinburgh, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Calling will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the church and one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Rest Haven Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home to help with final expenses.

Survivors include his wife, Midge; sons, Jeremy (Wendy) Booker of Taylorsville and Robert (Eva) Bailey of Edinburgh; daughter, Bylinda (Doug) Lemon of Greenwood; sisters, Fran (Jim) Howard of Morristown, Tennessee, Phyllis (Jim) Dorman of Campbellsville, Kentucky and Roberta (Emmitt) Clark of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Ashley (Matt) Mundy of Avon, MerSadies Myers of Edinburgh, Autumn Lemon of Greenwood, MunSie Myers of Hope, Douglas Lemon and his fiancée Tasha Webster of Greenwood, Kelsey (Ryan) Lewis of Austin, MaSie Myers and her fiancé Brandon Wardwell of Carmel, Kelli Booker of Columbus, MerKeyta, MaSon and MerSie Booker all of Taylorsville and Elizabeth Bailey of Edinburgh; and great-grandchildren, Caroline Taylor of Edinburgh, Jayden Lewis of Austin, Landon and Liam Mundy of Avon and Serenity Myers of Columbus.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Barbara Frank.

Services were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.

You are invited to view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Friday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet.