Booth, Thomas 'Tom" Lloyd (May 25, 1943 - July 4, 2000)

Thomas "Tom" Booth

Douglas Budget - July 12, 2000

Funeral services for Thomas Lloyd "Tom" Booth, 57, were held July 10 at Converse Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dan Hickman of Douglas Assembly of God Church officiating.

Interment was at Douglas Park Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8.

Mr. Booth died July 4 at his home in Evansville.

He was born May 25, 1943, in Douglas to George William and Maxine (DeWitt) Booth. He was reared and educated in Douglas and graduated from Douglas High School in 1961. He joined the Air Force, receiving his basic training at Lowery Air Force Base in Denver. He was trained to load, maintain and inspect weapons used in Air Force fighter and bomber aircraft. He finished his tour of duty as an Airman 3rd Class at Mereed, Calif.

He began his motorcycle racing career in California and was an avid racer until the time of his death. He won too many trophies to count. Racing was his life.

He was married in March 1962. To that union one son, George Arthur Booth, was born. Mr. Booth drove tanker trucks for Texaco for 15 years. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association, Vintage Dirt Track Racing Association and AHRMA. He loved hunting, fishing, water skiing and driving his jet boat around Alcova Reservoir.

Mr. Booth is survived by his mother, Maxine Booth of Douglas; son George of Stockton, Calif.; brothers Bill Booth of Casper, Dan Booth of Douglas and Earl Booth of Winnemucca, Nev.; sisters Leona Corn of Moab, Utah, Linda Scholting of Rio Vista, Calif., Loretta Taylor and Lona Cross of Douglas; and grandsons Thomas Booth and Jake Booth of Stockton.

He was preceded in death by his grandparetns and his father on Oct. 7, 1994.

Pallbearers were Ted Booth, Marvin Booth, Jim Booth, Steve Corn, Andy Elliott and Bob Werner.

Memorials to the Tom Booth Memorial Fund in care of Converse County Bank, Box 689, Douglas would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.


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