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Preston Bookman, Jr.

September 1, 1945 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Preston Bookman, Jr. Obituary

Preston Bookman, Jr., affectionately known as “Red,” age 78, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. He was born on September 1, 1945 to the late Vassie Lee Griffin (Goodman) and Preston Bookman, Sr.

He was a graduate of New Stanton Senior High School class of 1963. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force on September 13, 1965. While serving our nation, he rounded out his tour of duty as Air Policeman, rising to the rank of Sergeant. On January 20, 1969, he was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force while stationed at the Kincheloe Air Force Base in Michigan. He ended his professional career after serving sixteen years with Independent Life Insurance Company as an insurance agent.

Preston was an avid fisherman. One of his greatest joys was roasting peanuts and watching drag racing on a Saturday morning. May his soul and spirit be in perfect peace.

He was also preceded in death by his granddaughter, Malanicia Bookman. He leaves to cherish precious memories and to celebrate his legacy, one son Preston Bookman, III; five daughters, Clarice Bookman, Michelle Sykes, Taunya Tyson, Terrainie Thomas, and Pavielle Bookman, Esq; three sisters, Vivian Sharp, Patricia Johnson, and Mercedes Williams; an aunt, Carrie Lundy; uncle, Hezekiah Goodman; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; daughter-in-love, Veronda Siplin; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

To God be the glory!

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Memorial Service
March 14, 2024

11:00 AM
Serenity Chapel
6665 New Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32219


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