Walter I. “Book” Bookman, Jr., 91, passed away January 4, 2012. Book was born September 5, 1920 in Covington, Virginia and moved to Mount Hope, West Virginia when he was 3 years old. He graduated from Mount Hope High School in 1937 and joined the Army Air Corps and served during World War II. He met and married his wife Eva Dorothy in 1941. After the end of World War II, Book and Dorothy moved to Colorado Springs. Book worked for an auto parts store from 1945 to 1972 and then worked for the City of Colorado Springs from 1972 until his retirement in 1989.
He is survived by his son, Charles Bookman of Surprise, Arizona; grandson Scott Barnes; granddaughter Jennifer Calverley; great grandchildren Taylor Barnes, Hunter Barnes, Ethan Calverley and Emma Calverley all of Tampa, Florida. He is also survived by his brothers Paul of Durham, North Carolina and Julian of Dunnellon, Florida; sister Mary Carolyn of Columbus, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, his parents, daughter Merlyn Barnes, sister Dorothy and brother Jack.
Services will be held at 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Private entombment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance.