July 6, 1937 - October 22, 2020
Booth – Keith Wayne Booth, age 83, of Starke, Florida passed away on October 22, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on July 6, 1937 to the late James Booth, Sr. and Jenny Swanson Booth. Keith was raised in Michigan. After high school, he joined the United States Navy where he proudly served our country. While in the military, he met the love of his life, Vivian June Miller. They were happily married on June 28, 1958. Following Keith’s honorable discharge from the Navy, he had various jobs working at a gas station, a foundry, an industrial towel company, and then went to BTI to become a computer programmer. He worked a few years as a programmer until relocating to Bradford County, FL to be closer to family, be in warmer weather, and be able to see palm trees. He started his longtime career at Florida State Prison as a Correctional Officer where he served for 24 years before retiring. Keith was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather who loved his family dearly. He loved birds, doves, aquarium and tropical fish, dogs, and his miniature cows. He enjoyed wood working, building anything, and collecting coffee cups. His main passion was playing cards. He played cards at the Senior Center of Keystone Heights and Starke, played at least 5 days a week and even played online. He taught all his children how to play cribbage and especially loved pinochle and sheepshead. More than anything, Keith loved spending time with his family, playing cards with friends, and attending the First Christian Church of Starke where he was a member. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alvey Booth; sister, Dorothy Bosley; son, John Wayne Booth; daughter, Gail Booth Osborne; and his sweet dogs, Delilah, Isabelle, and Dutchess. Keith is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Vivian June Miller Booth of Starke, FL; his children, Angela (Neal) Laney, June (Young) Smith, and Denise Bainbridge; brother, Jim (Patty) Booth; brother-in-law, Earl Bosley; grandchildren, Matt (Toni) Schoening, Kristin (Michael Brown) Schoening, Hannah Grundy, Rachael Grundy, Sarah Grundy, Trey Grundy, Nichole Scahill, Nicholas Bednar, Michelle Wengler, Jon Booth, David (Susan) Laney, Carly Ramirez, and Heather Merkle; great grandchildren, Hugo Schoening, Marlee Schoening, Kaliyah Brown, Hendrix Schoening, Kensley Brown, D. Neal Laney, Wayne Laney, Audrey Wengler, Chase Padgett, Madison Padgett, and Noah Pitre; many extended family members, nieces, nephews, and friends who loved Keith dearly; his dog, Muffin; and his miniature cows, Carrot Top and Pepper. A Celebration of Keith’s Life will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 3:00 pm at the First Christian Church of Starke with Pastor Tom Moore officiating. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services and Archie Tanner Memorial Chapel, Starke, Fl. 904-964-5757. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Booth – Keith Wayne Booth, age 83, of Starke, Florida passed away on October 22, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Saginaw, Michigan on July 6, 1937 to the late James Booth, Sr. and Jenny Swanson Booth. Keith was raised in Michigan.... View Obituary & Service Information
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