Ronald Lee Booker

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Ronald Lee Booker, 77, of Shepherdsville, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Louisville.

He was born March 26, 1941, in Rineyville to John and Geneva Miller. In 1948, he was adopted by Carley and Florence Booker.

Ronald joined the U.S. Army in 1960. In 1967, he began work for the Naval Ordinance, where he retired in 1992. He was a life member of American Legion Post 157 Shepherdsville, where he served as sergeant at arms for the 4th District and member at large. Ronald also served as second vice commander for American Legion Post 113 Elizabethtown. He also was a life member of 40 & 8 Voiture 1387, Elizabethtown. He held office in child welfare, Chef de Gare, Area B Commander, Grand Du Kentucky and Grand Chef de Gare Du Kentucky Passe during his time with 40 & 8.

Ronald was a member of the Naval Ordinance softball and shooting teams. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed skeet shooting.

He was preceded in death by both sets of his parents; three sisters, Shirley King, Barbara Haney and Daryl Booker; and a brother, G.D. Rogers.

Ronald is survived by his loving wife, Ladeen Booker; four children: Chris (Donna) Booker of Elizabethtown, Sherry (Gary) Booker of Radcliff, Gina (John) Hughes of Elizabethtown and Melissa (Chris) Marquez of Elizabethtown; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jerry (Dorean) Miller, Thomas (Pam) Williams, W.C. Rogers and Danny (Cathy) Booker; and two sisters, Ruth Booker and Karen (William) Cull.

Ronald's funeral is at noon Friday, Aug. 10, at Manakee Funeral Home of Elizabethtown with Bishop Mike Swartz and Brother Richard Mizzell officiating. Burial follows at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, and continues at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. An American Legion and 40 & 8 service is Thursday evening at the funeral home.

The family requests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in Ronald's name.

Condolences may be expressed at
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Manakee Funeral Home
2098 Leitchfield Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
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Published in The News-Enterprise on Aug. 7, 2018
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