Donald H. Booth 1950-2022

CLAYTON — Donald Howard Booth, beloved father, brother, and husband, 72, of Clayton, Ohio, entered into God’s Kingdom on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022 after a nearly five-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Donald was born to Paul and Irene Booth on March 3, 1950, in Akron.

When Don was younger, his favorite activities were band, church youth group, and Boy Scouts. He graduated from Springfield High School and then Malone College with a degree in theology. He then entered Asbury Theological Seminary and earned a Master of Divinity degree. Don became an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and served as a pastor in many parishes in the UMC East Ohio Conference for more than 44 years.

Don was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, David Booth.

He is survived by many loving family members, including his wife of 50 years, Martha Haslett Booth; brother, Ronald Booth; sons, Joshua (Abigail) Booth of Alliance and Dr. Adam (Jessica) Booth of Brookville; and eight grandchildren, Isaac, James, Matthew, Olivia, Nyx, Samuel, Ezekiel, and Zebedee. He is also survived by many loving friends and lives he touched in the nine churches where he served as their pastor.

A memorial service will be held at a later date (to be announced) in the greater Akron area where Donald’s parishes were located.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in memory of Donald Booth, to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and/or to any of the many churches Don served as pastor over the years.

Arrangements made by Gilbert-Fellers Funeral Home, 950 Albert Road, Brookville.

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