HARRISON BOOTH

1924-2010

COSHOCTON -- Harrison E. "Jim" Booth, age 85, passed away Friday, April 30, 2010.

He was born in Tuscarawas County to the late Harrison and Bertha Booth on Nov. 8, 1924.

Jim graduated from Newcomerstown High School in 1943 and Otterbein College in 1949.

On June 22, 1946, he married Lucille (Hughes) Booth, who survives.

Jim entered into the United States Navy in 1943, serving in the South Pacific on the USS Bradford, DD545, and received numerous awards for serving his country some of which were the Navy Unit Commendation, American Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the Philippine Republic Presidential Unit Citation.

Jim retired from Clows after 35 years of service and then worked for Novelty Advertising.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the Coshocton Lodge 96, Samaritan Chapter, Coshocton Council, Coshocton Commandrey KYCH, Aladdin Shrine, 32 Degree Scottish Rite, the American Legion, a life member of the Veterans Foreign War Post 2040 and the Coshocton Elks.

He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the Coshocton Lodge 96, Samaritan Chapter, Coshocton Council, Coshocton Commandrey KYCH, Aladdin Shrine, 32 Degree Scottish Rite, the American Legion, a life member of the Veterans Foreign War Post 2040 and the Coshocton Elks.

Jim also enjoyed reading and spending time with his family.

He will be truly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucille; son, Jeff (Gretchen) Booth of Nashport; daughter, Pam (Bruce) Shrimplin of Warsaw; grandchildren, Mike (Dawn) Booth of Pittsburgh, Pa., Charlette, Charlene and Collette of Wash., Brad Shrimplin of Warsaw, Amanda (Jeff) Dugan of Knox County, and Brent (Mindy) Shrimplin of Warsaw; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Iona Hothem; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dr. E. J. Booth; and two sisters, Lucille Leonhard and Bertha Mae Smalley.

Funeral services were May 5, 2010, at the Given-Dawson Funeral Home, Coshocton, with Pastor Tim Thomas officiating. Burial followed at West Lawn Cemetery, Newcomerstown, with the Coshocton County Veterans Council performing military honors. Masonic services also took place.

Memorial donations can be made in Jim's name to the Arthur G. James Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, 660 Ackerman Road, 6th Floor, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, OH 43218-3112.