Richard Douglas Booth, 78, of Owensboro passed away August 19, 2018, at his home. He was born in Owensboro, on March 4, 1940, to the late Samuel Booth and Monta Mae Ballard. Richard was a co-owner and later retired from Tire Mart. He was the member of the Serra Club, Lions Club, and a volunteer at St. Vincent de Paul, a Eucharistic minister, and a devoted member of St. Stephen Cathedral. He was an avid fan and big supporter of OCHS athletics, a youth athletic coach, and enjoyed going to the beach, golfing, eating out at restaurants, and traveling. He loved his children and grandchildren, and he was affectionally referred to as Dad-d.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years and high school sweetheart, Faye Wimsatt Booth, brothers, Bill Booth and Wendell Booth, and, a sister Geraldine Mudd.
Richard is survived by his children: Kelly (Casey) Arney, of Nashville, Tennessee, Kim (Joe) Fox of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Chris Booth of Seymour, Indiana, and Nick (Chistina) Booth of Alpharetta, Georgia; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and his sister, Dorothy Howell, of Evansville, Indiana.
Services will be at 12:00 pm Friday, August 24, 2018, at St. Stephen Cathedral, with Father Jerry Riney officiating. Inurnment will follow at Mater Dolorosa. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 23, 2018, and 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory.