George Eugene Booth Sr., 85, passed away on November 3, 2019 at his home in Indianapolis.
George was born in Wells Bottom, WV to Arthur Lee, Sr. and Golda Alma Booth on January 6, 1934. He attended Moundsville High School, Moundsville, WV. He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a proud supporter of his Mountaineers. He married the love of his life, Margaret Eder, 62 years ago on February 8, 1957 in Oakland, Maryland. After working in New Jersey and Wisconsin, a job opportunity at the Allison Engine Company brought them to Indiana. In August of 1963 George started the George E. Booth Co., Inc. out of his living room in Brownsburg, IN. He was a member, and past president of the Country Club of Indianapolis. He was also a longtime member of the Elks Club, Meadowood Golf Club, Junto, ISA (Instrument Society of America), and Lion's Club. He received Indiana's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1992, and was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Country Club of Indianapolis in 2010. George's hobbies included fishing and golfing but his first love was his family.
George is preceded in death by his father and mother; brothers, Jay and Lee Booth and sister, Kathy Anderson.
George is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, George II "G.E" (Marie); daughter, Maggie (Scott) Rockwell; brother, Karroll (Lois) Booth. Grandchildren: George III (Sarah) Booth, Ashlee (Nathaniel) Scott, Adam Booth, Cooper Rockwell, Carson Rockwell; Great-grandchildren: Chloe Booth, George Booth IV.
Visitation will be 4-7pm Friday, November 8, 2019 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.
A visitation will be held at 10 am followed by a funeral service at 11 am Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Gothic Chapel, Crown Hill Cemetery (Please utilize the 34th and Boulevard Place entrance). Burial will follow immediately after the services at Crown Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Crown Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, George Sr. has asked for contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society.
Sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Booth Family at this sad time. Mr. Booth was a remarkable person - He will be missed in the industries he served, in the communities he lived, and in the hearts of those who were fortunate to have met him and gotten to know him. May God grant His peace to his family and all friends as they grieve Mr. Booth's passing.
I didn't hear about this until today. I wish I could have come to the visitation to express my sympathy. It was such an honor and pleasure working alongside George.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family today. The Bianco's Judy ,Larry and Nick
Wow, like most of us when Flo got her wings, I herd about it on facebook. That only added to the cherrished momeries I have of her. Rest in Heaven Cuz, your labor here is over. We love and miss you! Michael "Boss" and Patcharee Williams
A great man, a mentor, a Patriarch, A winner, and a giant of his industry. God blessed him and may God continue to bless his family.
Condolences to the family, will miss a great man. Doug and Nora Day
One of my best friends has now gone to a heavenly place. He will be missed by Sue and I. Our dinners and visits will always be in our memories of George. A very generous man that helped me with a mission whenever I asked. Rest in Peace George, you deserve it. Norm and Sue
A great friend whom I will never forget. Let's hope he can cheer on his Mountaineers from above.