George Charles Boohaker
May 7, 1947 – September 6, 2020
Our beloved Papa, George Charles Boohaker, was called from this earth into God's loving arms on September 6, 2020. George was born May 7, 1947 to Charles and Barbara Boohaker in Birmingham, AL. He grew up the oldest of six children and lived in Birmingham nearly his entire life, attending St. Paul's Catholic Elementary School and John Carroll High School. George continued his education at The University of Alabama where he was a member of the Army ROTC. During these years, he met his loving and dedicated wife, Billie, of fifty-one years. George served as a lieutenant in the United States Army including a tour of duty in Vietnam. After returning home to Birmingham, George went on to start a successful business that he continued to run until the end of his life. As dedicated and hardworking as he was to his business, George was even more so dedicated to his family, helping to raise four wonderful children. His family was his pride and joy, including his beloved grandchildren; everything he did was ultimately for his family. He was an avid collector of model trains, classic cars, and was a big Alabama fan. George is survived by his wife, Billie, and his four children: Charles, Nicole Shirah (Bradley), Jacqueline, and Jonathan; his four grandchildren, Aubrey, Briley Ann, Carley, and Patrick Shirah. He is also survived by his brother, John (Kathe), and his four sisters, Theresa Feiner, Jeanette Bakey (Jim), Patricia McMillan (Mike), and Antoinette Crowe (Lyndon), as well as many beloved aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. George is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Barbara. We are very proud of him and will miss him so much. Though it cannot completely console those he left behind, we are comforted that he no longer suffers and is at peace in Heaven. Visitation will be at St. Elias Maronite Church on September 10, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. where all are welcome to pay their respects; a private funeral Mass will follow with interment at Elmwood Cemetery. Due to current pandemic restrictions, social distancing and masks will be required of all. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of his favorite charities, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org).
Friends and Family are Cordially Invited to a Visitation
Thursday, September 10, 2020