Bobby Gene Booth

January 18, 1937 - October 28, 2016

01/18/1937 - 10/28/2016

Past Services

Monday November 07, 2016
6:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Mr. Bobby Booth, 79, passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones after a long battle with cancer on Friday, October 28, 2016. He was born in Saltville, VA to the late Eugene and Roberta Booth.
He is surrounded by his wife, Linnie Booth and his daughter, Donna Gelico (Avelino) and granddaughter Victoria Segar (Steven); 4 great grandchildren, Cydney, Danielle, Gavin and Kimberly; 2 great great grandchildren and 2 brothers, Bill Booth (Barbara) of Saltville, VA and Eddie Booth (Patti) of Glade Spring, VA.
A memorial service will be held to honor Bobby’s life on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach, VA.

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Vint Hargrave
6 years ago

Coach Booth,
The best teacher and Coach I had as a young man. I have thought about him many times throughout my life. He believed in me when other’s did not. He encouraged me and I felt his love for me as a student at Kempsville Jr. High 1974. I think his example of teaching must have been felt by many. I thank the Lord for him today as I searched for him and I found this news. Best Teacher I ever had. My condolences to your family. May God’s great love comfort and keep you always.
John14:27. Famous Quote from Coach Booth – Boys let’s face it…you don’t get it off the doorknob” Health Class Kempsville Jr High School

Joanie M.
6 years ago

My heart goes out to all of you. I’ve always heard what a wonderful father, grandfather, and man he was and how much he loved and cared for your entire family. What an honor to have such a warm and honorable man in your lives. Sending much love and prayers for comfort.

Peggy Sanders Wall
6 years ago

Lin and Family… So sorry for your loss. He was a classmate and friend of mine through the years of Saltville Schools. I married a neighbor of his and we moved to Danville, Va. I have many pleasant memories of him and our schoolmates. God will be with you during these days of heartache. Sorry I can’t be there.

Leslie Waldrop
6 years ago

The neighborhood will not be the same. Bob was a wonderful man and will be so dearly missed!

Butch Mason
6 years ago

I was sorry to learn Coach Booth has passed on. I wrestled for him in 1972 and 1973 at Kempsville Junior High. He was a Good Man. I remember him giving teammates and I rides home in his VW after practice. His passed along his passion, commitment, and competitiveness to all of us and we enjoyed Championship seasons those two years as a result. It was Good to see our team pictures in his Tribute video. God Bless him and his family. I know he is missed.

6 years ago

The second blue eyed man to capture my heart…..Daddy was first….and then Bob. I always had a secret crush on Bob growing up as his cousin. He was a wonderful man and I will miss him soooooo much!!!

Rob and Diane Bakaysa
6 years ago

Very sorry to hear about Bobby. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Bill and Wanda Sprinkle
6 years ago

Lin, our prayers are with you.

Barbara (Vaughan) McCombs-Conley
6 years ago

Lin, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that Gail and I are keeping close in our prayers so that you may get through this hard time in your life. May all of your good memories help you during this time. God Bless you all!

Missy Clark
6 years ago

Our thoughts and live are with you. Love you.