TRAVERSE CITY — George A. Booth, age 70, of Traverse City, passed away Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 at Munson Medical Center with his loving family at his side. He was born March 22, 1943 in Concord, Mich. to Elmer and Vera (Weston) Booth. George graduated from Hanover-Horton High School in 1961. He married Linda Hester in Jackson, Mich. on Dec. 21, 1963. Together they raised two daughters.
George worked as an operations manager for Atlas Energy for 12 years and owned his own company, J.M.C. Services LLC for seven years. He was a member of the Kingsley Sportsman Club and the Elks Club of Traverse City. George enjoyed fabricating his own muzzleloaders and competed in various competitions where he received many awards. He also enjoyed camping and traveling, but there was nothing he enjoyed more than spending time with his beloved wife, daughters, grandchildren, and many special friends.
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Linda of almost 50 years; daughters, Lisa (Anthony) Brady of Greenbelt, Md. and Krista (Paul Gabbard) Roop of Traverse City; four grandchildren, Jessica Brady, Christopher Roop, Mike (Rachel) Brakel, and Amanda Roop; two siblings, Barb Boyle and Lynn (Linda Sue) Booth; special friends, Rob and Tracy Izatt and their three daughters, Olivia, Elle, and Sophia, Dan Roose and Taylor Denham and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, George was preceded in death by three siblings, James Barnard, Lois Eckert and Forest Booth.
A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at the Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, with visitation one hour prior, also at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in George’s name may be directed to the Kingsley Sportsman Club – Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 464, Kingsley MI 49649 or The Arc Prince George’s County (servicing individuals and families with intellectual disabilities), 1401 McCormick Dr., Largo MD 20774.
Please share a memory of George at www.covellfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.