Reverend James E. “Jim” Booth, 84, of Galveston was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, October 7, 2023 at John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Born February 10, 1939, in Wayne, West Virginia to Elston Garrett Booth and Lois Cole Booth, Jim lived in and around Huntington until he went into the army in 1956. After his time in the service, he moved to Detroit, MI where he met and married the love of his life, RuthAnn. He and RuthAnn were married for 53 years and had six beautiful children.
After living in many different cities and states, God called them to Galveston, Texas, in 1984. Jim was a tireless servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was a faithful pastor at Island Community Church from 1987 until he retired in 2015. After his retirement, he served as a mission pastor for six months at Stow Baptist in England. Jim loved to tell anyone and everyone about Jesus and would do so within a few minutes of meeting them. He had a passion for studying the bible, preparing sermons, and listening to other pastors until his passing. Jim’s most treasured love in his life next to the Lord Jesus Christ was his family.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, RuthAnn Booth; brothers Charles Warren Booth and Wannie Frazier and daughter in law, Stephanie D. Booth; survivors include daughter Emily Booth Burnette and husband Dodd of Galveston; sons James E. Booth, II and wife Krista of Myrtle Beach, SC, Stephen M. Booth and wife Lori of Myrtle Beach, SC, Jeffrey S. Booth of Rock Hill, SC, Mark E. Booth of Webster, TX and Bryan D. Booth and wife Cathy of Mount Pleasant, SC, daughter in law, Julie Booth of Rock Hill, SC; sister Annette Akers of Huntington, WV, brothers, Wallace E Booth and wife Denise of Bloomfield Hills, MI, and Ronald L. Booth and wife Priscilla of Springhill, TN; sister in law Imogene Booth; special cousin David Boothe; grandchildren James E. Booth III and wife Alisha, Alex Booth and wife Kara, Mark Booth and Tori, Ashley Streetman and husband Steven, Alicia Booth, Hannah Booth and Hunter, Kathryn Booth, Leah Booth, Austin Booth and Paige, Beka Booth Petillo and husband Patrick, Christopher Booth, Allison Booth, Elijah Booth, Benjamin Booth, and Price Burnette; great grandchildren, Braydon, Jeremiah, Jackson, Macayla, Peyton, Damon, Michael and Eliza; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, friends and 2 special caregivers, Jose Navarro and Melanie Brewer.
Thank you to the loving and caring staff at Cascades at Galveston for the care they gave him over the last year.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2023 at Rollins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the funeral home with David Akers and James E. Booth III officiating. Burial will follow at Dock’s Creek Cemetery in Kenova, WV.
Pallbearers will be Alexander J. Booth, Mark E. Booth, II, Austin B. Booth, Christopher D. Booth, Elijah B. Booth, Benjamin S. Booth, J. Price Brunette, Braydon M. Booth, Jeremiah J. Booth and Jackson M. Booth.
Online condolences may be expressed at rollinsfh.com.