Born 7-5-1939 -- Died 11-8-2004
Bobby D. Booth, 65, of Cherokee Village, Ark., died Nov. 8, 2004, at Eastern Ozarks Regional Health Systems in Cherokee Village.
Born July 5, 1939, in Caraway, Ark., he was the son of Orville and Audrey Wallace Booth. He was pastor of the Community of Christ Church in Cherokee Village.
He retired from the Spring River Ambulance and Paramedic Service Oct. 12, 2004, after 18 years of service. He was awarded the paramedic of the year award for the state of Arkansas in 2001. He had many accomplishments through the years. He was a NREMT-P/instructor (National Registered Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic/Instruc-tor) AHA BLS (Basic Life Support Instructor/Trainer, AHA ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Instructor, and actively taught First Responder, First Aid and CPR classes in Sharp County. He was an active member of AEMTA (Arkansas Emergency Medical Technician Association), serving as vice president, treasurer and on the Board of Directors, and on many EMS advisory boards. He was a member of the Arkansas Ambulance Association and served several years on the Board of Directors. He was also a member of Arkansas 1 DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistant Team), the NEMTA (National Emergency Medical Technician Association), the Paramedic Society, and the Instructor/Coor- dinator Society. He was actively involved in the initial organization of the Sharp County 9-1-1 system. He served as a Deputy Coroner for the Sharp County coroner's office from 1988 until 2003, when he retired as the Chief Deputy Coroner for Sharp County. Nov. 9 was proclaimed as Bob Booth Day in Sharp County by Sharp County Judge Harold Crawford.
Survivors include his wife, Phyliss Booth of the home; eight children -- Kenny Booth of Weiner, Ark., Nancy Stewart of Black Oak, Ark., Beverly Roberson of Caraway, Justin Booth of Jonesboro, Ark., Shawn Booth of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Melissa Richards of Muldrow, Okla., Clint Berry of Jonesboro, and Mandy Hachmann of Prairie Grove, Ark.; two brothers -- Dwight Booth of Manila, Ark., and Arthur Booth of Weiner; a sister, Brenda Ryckman of Ash Flat, Ark.; 16 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Audrey Booth; a sister, Mildred Booth McMillan; his identical twin brother, Billy J. Booth, and a daughter, Lisa Booth Tarlon.
The funeral was Nov. 11 at Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel in Highland, Ark., with Wayne Heidelberg and Wayne Pickett officiating. Burial followed in Baker Cemetery near Ozark Acres, Ark. Arrangements were under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland, Ark.
Pallbearers were Kenny Booth, Justin Booth, Shawn Booth, Clint Berry, Josh Simpson, Joe Simpson, Scott Hachmann and Larry McMillan.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. George Jackson and all paramedics, EMTs and Ambulance service personnel from Spring River Ambulance and Paramedic Service.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Community of Christ Church in Cherokee Village.