by Paul Adkins
SANFORD, N.C. — Danny Keith Booth, 61, of Sanford, N.C., departed this life Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at his home after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Born March 2, 1951, at Yolyn, he was a son of the late Charles Leslie and Georgia Adkins Booth. Also preceding him in death were three sisters, Rose Ann Booth, Virginia Lou Adkins, and Wilma Jean Howard; two brothers, Donald and Johnny Booth, and his daughter, Rebecca Bassham.
Danny was a U.S. Navy veteran who served his country honorably from 1970-1971. He was a carpenter who retired after 30 plus years. Danny was of the Baptist faith. He loved NASCAR racing, working on automobiles, playing with his grandchildren, and visiting with his many close and loyal friends.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 28 years, Judith Atkins Booth; two sons, Michael (Jennifer Plymale) Bassham of Midlothian, Va., and Danny Booth Jr. of Shady Springs; two daughters, Brianna Booth of Sanford and Cindy Booth (Billy) Patton of Daniels; two sisters, Frances (Hollis) Tabor of Brunswick, Ohio, and Teresa (Michael) Henri of Ashland, Wis.; two brothers, Norman (Juanita) Booth of Crown and Ronald “Buzz” Booth of Cleveland, Ohio; one sister-in-law, Julia Manns Booth of Mallory; six grandchildren, Brandon and Lacie “Ya Bug” Bassham, Tyler Morgan, Gavin Patton, Daniel Booth and Andrew Booth; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 4, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Cain officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby where military graveside rites will be conducted by VFW Post 6153 and American Legion Post 103 of Chapmanville, and DAV Post 39 of Harts.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to services Sunday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Michael and Brandon Bassham, Tyler Morgan, and Jamie, Terry, and Charles “Charlie” Booth.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
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