American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX


Joseph K. Boothe

July 30, 1980May 25, 2019

Joseph K. Boothe, 38, of Houston, Texas entered into rest on May 25, 2019. He was born in New York City, New York on July 30, 1980 to parents Franklyn Boothe and Veriel Henry.

Joseph was a graduate of Dulles High School and went on to receive a degree in Sports Medicine from Jarvis/Texas State University. He was married to Amneris Diaz.

Joseph served in the United States Army as a Sergeant for 8 years, completing two tours in Iraq.

He had a career as a driver for the United Parcel Services and was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Joseph had a lifelong passion for all things related to sports, and loved to spend time with his kids teaching them the basic fundamentals- sowing in them the same seed that had blossomed in him. He also enjoyed watching sports, sport cars, and had a passion for collecting his favorite shoes by the brand of Jordan.

He is survived by his wife Amneris Diaz; children Jayden Joseph Boothe, Keidrick Joevany Hines, and Alanni Nai Boothe; parents Franklyn Boothe and Veriel Henry; siblings Aeriel Temetria Boothe and Akeem Boothe.

A Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow at 11:00 a.m. in Fallbrook Church, 12512 Walters Road, Houston, Texas 77014. The committal service will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in the Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038, where he will be laid to rest with honors.


  • Akeem Boothe
  • Nick Boothe
  • Christopher Boothe
  • Matt Day
  • Charlton Esek
  • Mike Cook
  • Rodney McNeal
  • Angel Diaz
  • Franklyn Boothe, Honorary
  • Jayden Boothe, Honorary
  • Keidrick Hines, Honorary
  • Tommy Davis, Honorary


  • Viewing Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, June 6, 2019


Joseph K. Boothe

have a memory or condolence to add?

Judea Mcintosh

June 5, 2019

My condolences. to his wife/family.i wanted too stay from a manager/friend from cinemark theater family we was so happy to see him every day he came in, he would would smile/crack a joke or too and be on his way. But what made us laugh the most he would all ways say let me get out of here the people watching me. I met joe better known as smily cause he would all ways bring a smile every time he came to work never a bad moment and if it was he still would laugh about it all the time. I remember when he did my taxes for me and came to my wedding, to his wife/family your husband and child was the most nice beautiful spirit i known,i love that his son love him and they came to the movies from time to time, and how he was do excited about talking about his three month old daughter to us at cinemark Theater he will be miss so much he made our day. Too his wife/i know this seens unreal and we cant make sense of this but what i do know is god have you/children and i know smily will be looking down on you guys. Rip joe/rest easy. I love you guys.🙏🙏🙏🙏i praying on this end for the family.

Patricia Isaac

June 5, 2019

To the family, you have my deepest sympathy. Jean, I was very sorry to hear of the death of your son from my girlfriend, Juanita Rosemore. Although I did not know him, I know what you are going through because I have also lost a 38 year old son. I pray that God will give you and the family strength to endure what you must and what you can’t change. God will see you through!
With love,
Patricia Isaac

Chasidy Perry

June 4, 2019

I personally have not seen or spoken to Joseph in more than a decade but I had sooooo many memories flood my mind when I received the news of his passing. I remember when I picked he and my sister up after he pledged his fraternity and her a sorority - I laughed so hard the entire way home until I had tears. Every bump, sharp turn or abrupt stop Joseph would yell, "owww" and raise up off the seat until the sting went away. As he laughed himself he explained he was paddled the night before.

I have so many similar memories of Joseph and I smile as tears well up b/c he is no longer here physically. I am hopeful his family - especially his children - are showered with the best memories and references of him and all he accomplished in his 38 years.

My condolences and prayers to Joseph's family. May the memories provide comfort and peace as you all adjust to your new normal.

Delven Davis

June 1, 2019

God bless the family and kids. I met Jo-Jo at Jarvis Christain College back in '98. Alot of good memories. It's still hard to hear of your passing. Now I'm glad we did get to chop it up one last time. You gonna be missed my friend.
Rest up......

Lymarie Centeno

May 31, 2019

My deepest condolences go out to his family, his children, his wife, his friends and to whoever Joe was fond of. You are all in my prayers. He always had the brightest smile, the funniest laugh and was a joy to talk to. He always had a strong demeanor about himself and he will truly be missed!!! Those get togethers at your house, those early Sunday morning phone calls where you would harass my life lol, down to the jokes you cracked to the meaningful advice you would give, it hurts me to know that you’re gone and I won’t get to see you again. I’m gonna miss you broski!! You were like my brother to me and it hurts to let you go. Rest easy bro bro!

Lakerry Carpenter

May 31, 2019

First I’d like to Extend My Condolences Too the Family! My Prayers are with you All! I knew Joe from UPS! He and I were Both Drivers and talked through out the mornings, before we’d leave the building! Joe was a really Cool guy! I enjoyed his conversations! He will be truly missed!

Jose Martinez

May 30, 2019

We met at Chinquapin in 1993 . Spent 2 years hanging out and playing basketball everyday. 20 years later we were still hanging out. I am truly going to miss you and Jay coming over to watch basketball at my house. You asked me weekly if I was going to fire up the grill this weekend. Now I wish had you over more often. I miss you already Brother I will always remember the friendship and your positive outlook on life. We just talked this Friday it dosent real. Rest Easy Jo. May God Bless and give strength to your family through this.

Tauvi “Tookie” Carr

May 30, 2019

Rest easy JoJo for I can remember you being funny always a good joke or two at Jarvis Christian College. Eternal peace unto you 👌🏾❤️. Yo Baby Yo!

James Ondiek

May 30, 2019

A friend indeed..we met in college became frat/line brothers and was more than a brother.went out of his way when i needed a ride or when i had no friends to count on and would definitely offer you a shirt off his back without a doubt,just heavy starch it when you bring it back with atleast a cd of dj screw n thats the kind of person he was. He loved his family home and city, and we love u bro and we gonna miss u big time..God rest your soul in eternal peace


May 29, 2019

My family and I would like to send our condolences to the family, this is definitely a tough loss. I've been Joe's barber since 2005 cutting his hair every Saturday morning at 8. We became very good friends over the years. He was a groomsman in my wedding, we hung out and shared life experiences, the norm that good friends do. We valued each other's opinion and had great conversations about life. There's a ton of great things that I can share but the main thing I want to say is that YOU ARE A GREAT EXAMPLE OF A BROTHER AND A FATHER! Watch over the rest of us, Rest In Peace.