James P. Book Sr. died on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was 62.
Born and raised in Yazoo City, he was the son of the late John Edward Book Sr. and the late Shelby Lightcap Book. He was a graduate of Manchester Academy. He began his career in the fertilizing industry working in his family’s business, Dixie Fertilizer, and then as an associate to various fertilizing companies.
Jamey loved camping, boating, the outdoors, and many wonderful times at the Home Place.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his nephew, Ernest Lyles Book.
He is survived by his son, James P. “Jamey” Book Jr.; his best friend, Susan Book; sisters, Shelby Claire Davis (Tim) and Laura Lee Day; brothers, John Edward Book Jr. and Thomas Patrick Book (Candy); numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A Celebration of Jamey’s life will be held at a later date to be announced.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105 or by visiting www.stjude.org or to the Spina Bifida Association, 1600 Wilson Blvd., Ste 800, Arlington VA 22209 or by visiting www.spinabifidaassociation.org