MALLORY, W.Va. — Johnny Ray Booth, 68, of Mallory, departed this life Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Logan Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.
Born January 5, 1944, 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, and one brother, Donald Booth.
Johnny was a coal miner who retired from Pittston Coal Company after 20 years. He was a member of the UMWA District 17 and was of the Baptist faith. An outdoorsman, Johnny enjoyed fishing, hunting, and 4-wheeling during which he loved picking up cans and visiting with anyone in the area. He loved dirt track racing, working on automobiles, especially Chevrolets, watching the grandkids play ball and spending time with his family and friends.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 46 years, Julia Manns Booth; three sons, Charles Booth (companion Loretta Salyers) of Verdunville, Terry Booth (companion Kelly Workman) of Mallory, and Jamie (Tammy) Booth of Claypool; two sisters, Frances (Hollis) Tabor of Brunswick, Ohio, and Teresa (Michael) Henri of Ashland, Wis.; three brothers, Norman (Juanita) Booth of Crown, Ronald “Buzz” Booth of Cleveland, Ohio, and Danny (Judy) Booth of Sanford, N.C.; five grandchildren, Brittany Goodman, Abby Michelle Booth, Morgan Chayce Booth, Hunter Workman and Blake Workman; one great-grandchild, Brooklyn Michelle Goodman; his loyal canine companion, Jack; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bethel Purkey officiating. Burial will follow in the Clay-Fraley Cemetery at Branchland.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Turl Browning, Dean Plumley, Freddy Wingler, Bennie Lester, Russell Brown and Freddy Tiller.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home of Man.