Walter J. Booth Sr.

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Walter Jesse Booth Sr., 84, of Courtdale, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, while hunting on State Gamelands 66 in Sullivan County.

Born in Hunlock Creek, he was the son of the late Peter and Carrie Wright Booth and was a graduate of Larksville High School and owned and operated his own auto repair shop, Walt's Garage, in Courtdale. 

Walt was a member of Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church and was a former member of Parsons Primitive Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army, having been drafted twice during the Korean War and the Bay of Pigs Invasion. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter and numerous brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Margaret Heuer, at home; son, Walter J. Booth Jr., Colorado; daughters, Jean Branas and her husband, Michael, Swoyersville; and Virginia Midkiff and her husband, David, Larksville; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, including Johanna Jesse Booth and Walter Jesse Booth IV, his partner in crime; sisters, Clara Simon, Marge Evans, Carolyn Booth, Helen Lewis and Shirley Booth; and brother, Peter Booth. 

A funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday from Richard H. Disque Funeral Home Inc., 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, with the Rev. Dr. K. Gene Carrol, pastor of Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church, officiating. Private interment will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the American Red Cross, 256 N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or the Laurel Run Primitive Methodist Church, 3835 Laurel Run Road, Laurel Run, PA 18706.


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Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc.
2940 Memorial Highway
Dallas, PA 18612
(570) 675-3255
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 11, 2018
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