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April 3, 2019

Funeral services for Emmett Ray Book, Sr., 74, of Jonesville, LA were held Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Larto Baptist Church at 12 PM with Bro. Kenny Smith and Bro. Juan McClure officiating. Interment followed at Pease Cemetery, Larto, LA, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home - Jonesville. Emmett Ray Book, Sr. was born on Tuesday, April 11, 1944 in Ferriday, LA and passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Jonesville. Emmitt Ray retired from the Catahoula Parish Police Jury where he served as secretary-treasurer for over 20 years. He worked for many years at Catahoula Correctional Center as an Administrative Supervisor and continued to work there part-time in transportation when he retired. He was an avid golfer and won the Senior Golf Championship at LaSalle Country Club in 2017. Emmitt Ray Book, Sr. is preceded in death by his parents, Walter Edmond Book and Delia Ann Book; five brothers, Elmo Paul, Nasif Book, W.A. Book, Laverne Book, and Jimmie Book; four sisters, Ila White, Emma Louise Trisler, Ruthene Wiley and Ruby Lea Wiley; and three nephews, Bobby Wiley, Donnie Wiley and W.J. Book. Survivors include his son, Emmett Ray Book, Jr. and wife Patricia Darlene Book of Monterey, LA; daughter, Jackie Owen and husband Dustin of Natchez, MS; seven grandchildren, Courtney Mills, Travis Ray Book, Trenton Ford Book, Skylar Grace Owen, Jenneth Lynn Book, Codie Owen and Kalyn Owen; brother-in-law, Junior Trisler; two sisters-in-law, Dora Hamilton Book and Arlene LaPrarie Book; he is also survived by four great-grandchildren and 34 loving nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Buddy Trisler, Bud Book, Kody Book, Travis Book, Trenton Book and Glenn LaPrarie. Honorary Pallbearers were Emmett Ray's golf buddies from LaSalle County Club and co-workers at Catahoula Correctional Center. The family received friends Tuesday at Larto Baptist Church from 10 am until 12 noon. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit