Tuskegee airman William Booker of Kirkland dead at 90
His family says he died Nov. 30 at a Kirkland nursing home after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Booker served as a navigator and flight engineer on B-24 and B-25 bombers with the 477th Bombardment Group based at Godman Field, Ky. He flew with all-black crews with pilots trained in Alabama at the Tuskegee Institute.
After World War II he worked for Boeing for 34 years. He served 10 years as president of the local Tuskegee Airmen's chapter
Booker is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dolores, two sons, two daughters and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle.
- 'Stand By Me’ singer Ben E. King dead at age 76 5/1/15
- Blues legend B.B. King reports he’s in hospice care at Vegas home 5/1/15
- Jayne Meadows, actress and TV personality, dies at 95 4/27/15
- Don Mankiewicz, novelist and Oscar-nominated screenwriter, dies at 93 4/27/15
- Sid Tepper, songwriter for Elvis Presley and other stars, dies at 96 4/26/15
- Rosie the Riveter painting’s model dies 4/23/15
- Key defender of Catholic orthodoxy dies 4/18/15
- Percy Sledge, who sang ‘When A Man Loves a Woman,’ dies 4/14/15
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.