Frederick Royden Booker went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 14, surrounded by his loving children. Fred was born on October 17, 1942 to Sanford and Lillian (Slocum) Booker. He was raised in Gardiner, ME where he attended Gardiner area schools.
For most of his adult life, Fred was employed by Lipman Poultry as a poultry grower. During his time taking care of farms he earned several awards and commendations as a top grower.
Fred is predeceased by his parents; his wife of 25 years Gloria; 1 sister Ellen (Booker) Walker; three brothers-in-law: William Buker, Robert Walker and Herbert Worrey and a step-son Rick Talbot.
Fred is survived by his 3 children: son, Scott and his wife Marsha, daughter Lori (Jackson) and her husband Dana; and son Steven all of Waldoboro; 7 Grandchildren: Derek Booker, Ryan and his wife Christine Booker, Adam Rickett, Heather Batchelder, Katie Pickett and her fiance’ Andrew Delano, and Cullin and Kaylee Booker; 3 step-grandchildren; Heidi (Murray) and her husband Matthew Jennings and Crystal and Ben Foss; 4 great-grandchildren: David, Jason and Logan Pickett and Emmalyn Booker; and 5 step great-grandchildren: Isaac, Asher, Gracie, Sophie and Bella Jennings.
He is also survived by 3 sisters: Laura Buker, Clara Hodgdon, and Sandra and her husband Raymond Allen and 1 brother, Dan and his wife Kay Booker as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews. Fred had a very special friend who he loved like a brother Dan Marquette.
Fred’s family would like to express their sincere THANKS to the doctors and nursing staff at Miles Memorial Hospital from the ER to ICU for their exceptional care and comfort, not only to Fred but to his loved ones as well. Also to the nurses and staff of Cove’s Edge Nursing Home who were Fred’s extended family for the last two years.
A memorial service will be held at Kennebec Valley Assembly of God, 44 Hallowell Road, Chelsea, Maine on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.