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Jerry Booth

May 31, 1940 — December 26, 2022

Kernersville Chapel

Jerry Booth

KERNERSVILLE – Mr. Jerry Clayton Booth, 82,  passed away Monday, December 26, 2022 at his home. Jerry was born on May 31, 1940 in Stokes County to the late William and Eva  Lawson Booth. Jerry was a career truck driver, working for Roadway for many years, then retiring from Lin-Pac. His time on the road complimented his love for traveling. He was a huge Nascar fan, attending many races with his family, and also frequented Bowman Gray Stadium stock car races. Jerry enjoyed testing the odds on his trips to Cherokee and was an avid fisherman. He ultimately enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, especially their annual family beach trips to Ocean Isle, a tradition they shared for 40 years.

In addition to his parents, Jerry was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Shane Sowers; and four sisters, June Grogan, Tava Shough, Patsy Kropira, and Judy Ellis.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Shirley Booth; two daughters, Anita Sowers, and Lori Kidd (Jeff); three grandsons, Jason Sowers (Erika), Mitchell Sowers (Pam) and Jeremy Kidd; one great granddaughter, Abigail Grace Sowers, better known as “Sweetie Pie”; two sisters, Eve Newman, and Ruby Stoltz; one brother, Don Booth; and many nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Eastlawn Gardens of  Memory – Mausoleum Chapel with Rev. Dan Hipply officiating. The family will gather at the Mausoleum 30 minutes prior to the service to speak with friends.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to the staff of Amedisys Hospice for their kindness and care of Jerry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association ( 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601

Hayworth-Miller Kernersville Chapel is assisting the family.

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

12:30 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Kernersville Chapel - Hayworth-Miller Funeral Homes & Crematory


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Graveside Service

Thursday, December 29, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Eastlawn Gardens of Memory - Mausoleum Chapel

530 Dobson St, Kernersville, NC 27284

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