In Memory

Gene Book

Memorial Services for Mr. Eugene Preston Book, 72, of Acme, will b held 1 pm Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Acme Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Thomasee officiating.


Mr. Book was born on December 26, 1939 in New Era, LA to the union of Burlin Book and Alva Moreland Book, and passed from this life on April 12, 2012 at Natchez Community Hospital in Natchez.  He retired after 24 years of service from the US Navy where he served during the Vietnam Era.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 390 in Ferriday, a Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, a member of the order of the Eastern Star Chapter 159 and served as a worthy patron, and a deacon of Acme Baptist Church.

He is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Lynn Book; 2 daughters, Terri Lynn Book and husband, Troy, and Tonya Gene Book; one son, James Preston Book; 3 brother, Moreland Book of Natchitoches, Dr. Marshall Book and wife Sheila of Metaire, and Don Book and wife, Wilder Lane, of Georgia; one sister, Marty Thomasee and husband, Jim of Pineville; 10 grandchildren, Natessia Lynn, Johanna Alba, Gwendalyn Alene, Ricky Madison, Jimmy III, Kayla LaFaye, John Jr., Jonathan James, Chevy Tellis and Christian Tyler; and 10 great grandchildren.