Lewis Ed Booker

Ed Booker, 80, of College Station, TX, died on December 16, 2015 following a lengthy illness. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, at 10:30a.m., January 5, 2016 at St. Michael’s Chapel in Bryan, 2402 South College Avenue at the corner of Williamson Drive and South College. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.

Ed was born on February 27, 1935 to Paul E. Booker and Cora Lee Wiggins Booker in McKenzie, AL. He spent most of his childhood in McKenzie. At the age of 17 he moved to Iowa to attend Graceland College. Later he attended Auburn University earning Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. It was at Auburn where he met his wife, Elizabeth Weatherly. They married in her home town of Pine Hill, AL in 1959. After working for various Aerospace firms around the US, he began a long career with McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Mo. He worked in St. Louis for 13 years and then worked another 14 years for McDonnell Douglass in Saudi Arabia. After retiring in 1996, he settled in College Station, Texas to be near to one of his daughters.

Ed was an active contract bridge player and earned the level of Gold Life Master. He was involved with Habitat for Humanity and served on their board of directors for several years. Living near Texas A&M he became an enthusiastic fan of College Women’s sports, with basketball, softball and soccer being his favorites. He seldom missed a game until he became ill.

Although he remained a member of Community of Christ Church in McKenzie, AL, he attended First Baptist of College Station for many years.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Adolph Jones; sister-in-law Ruby Jean Booker; son-in-law Michael Hancock.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Weatherly Booker; daughters Tammy Hough and her husband Sanford; Lee Faulkner and her husband Michael; Eloise (Mimi) Hayes and her husband Steven; Bebe Hancock and her husband Travis Catalena; a sister, Joan Jones; a brother Donald Booker and his wife Betty, six granddaughters and five grandsons and a number of nieces and nephews.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to First Baptist Church of College Station, Habitat for Humanity, St. Jude’s Research Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN or the charity of your choice.

For more information contact 

Callawy-Jones Funeral & Cremation Centers

3001 S College Avenue
Bryan, TX 77801
United States (US)
Phone: (979) 822-3717
Email: cjones@callawayjones.com


  1. I miss you, Dad. You mean so much to me, Michael, Meredith and Daniel. I am glad you no longer have to endure dialysis and its pain. (I know you denied it was painful, but I know you rarely admitted to having pain). I am grateful to be your daughter and am proud to call you my father. I cherish the monthly visits I made this past year. Selfishly I want more time with you, but I know it was time to let you go. I trust God to comfort our family as we grieve your death; the pain will lessen, but we will always love you and remember you. Love you Daddy!

    Li’l Lee

  2. Ed, you were a good friend and a great bridge partner, I will miss you!! So admired your determination to live a normal life in spite of the adversity!! God Bless you and your family!!

  3. I know you are a star now and maybe playing bridge with Alan. If he hollers at you just send him down below! You were very generous to us. I remember the bathroom counter you did for us and especially the times on Thursday nights when several families would stop at the Kettle for a late night breakfast! You are definitely worthy of a big star! K

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was such a wonderful man with a such a caring heart and geniune good person. My deepest a condolence to Elizabeth, BeBe and family.

    Sherry Perry

  5. Edwin was a great role model and even a surrogate father. He was my Bridgebuilder (his favorite poem).
    One of my favorite times with him was in Saudi Arabia after Desert Storm, but also camping at Lake Guntersville, and numerous talks over the 52 years I knew him. I miss him.

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