Ray L. Booton
August 1, 1937 – December 7, 2018
Ray Leroy Booton, 81, of Lincoln, Nebraska, passed away at the Cove House in Lincoln on December 7th, 2018. His oldest and youngest sons were keeping him company at the time. He passed quietly and peacefully. Born in Spirit Lake, Iowa, Ray Booton was an Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War as an airplane mechanic, and received a purple heart for an injury by a sniper's bullet. His time in Thailand was life-changing, and he referred to it often. After retiring from the Air Force, he studied at the Nazarene Bible College, and entered the ministry in the Church of the Nazarene. He pastored a number of small churches in North Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, and Iowa. Retiring, he took two years of clinical pastoral education, and then he worked for the United States Post Office for a few years. Ray was survived by six children: Russell Leon Booton, Tamara Carolyn (Booton) Sedmak, Ryan Clyde Booton, Steven Ray Booton, Lisa Louise (Booton) Joy, Benjamin Henry Booton, and their respective spouses. He is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Ray greatly loved his wife of 53 years, Carolyn Alice (Eva) Booton, who preceded him in death four years ago. Ray was a strong, proud and independent man. He had tremendous mechanical skill, and could fix nearly anything. He loved country western music, and country gospel music. He was devoted to Jesus, and we take great comfort in that. The visitation is on December 11 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. The funeral service is on December 12 at 10:00 am at Connecting Pointe Church of the Nazarene, 1901 S. 70th Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. Condolences:lincolnfh.com
- Cameron Joy, Active Pallbearer
- Caleb Joy, Active Pallbearer
- Christian Booton, Active Pallbearer
- Zachary Booton, Active Pallbearer
- Joshua Booton, Active Pallbearer
- Katie Grinberg, Active Pallbearer
- Michael Booton , Honorary Pallbearer
- Joseph Booton, Honorary Pallbearer
- Elijah Booton, Honorary Pallbearer
- Anne Booton, Honorary Pallbearer
- Laura Booton, Honorary Pallbearer
- Erika Sedmak, Honorary Pallbearer
- Amanda Joy, Honorary Pallbearer
- Tacia Hampton, Honorary Pallbearer
- Kayla Daughtery, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jonathan Sedmak, Honorary Pallbearer
- Harrison Sedmak, Honorary Pallbearer
- Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2018
- Funeral Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Ray L. Booton
Marchetta Stillwell White
December 26, 2018
Big Boots and I were childhood friends. We graduated together. We worked at the Royal theater and the Spirit Drive In theater. If we had a night off we would drive to Spencer and see a movie. After work several of us would drive around the lakes. The guys decided to steal watermelons. Ray came back to the car clutching a small melon. When it was cut it was an overgrown cucumber. We have been corresponding for the last 2 or 3 years. He was so much in love with Carolyn and missed her dearly. He often remarked how much he wanted to be with and wished that day would come soon. Now they are together and both are happy again. Bless you Ray, god speed and speedy ghost trail.
December 15, 2018
Dear Lisa and family,
I am so sorry for your loss! It is so hard to lose one's dad, and especially right before Christmas. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of you, Lisa, and hanging out together at Teen Summer Camp, and District Assemblies, etc.
I am Marijo Herman's sister, Jenny (Herman) Cedillo. Our dads were both Nazarene pastors on the Nebraska district together.
Marijo described what a lovely service it was. I am sure both your parents would be very proud of all 6 of you!
I will be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Jenny Herman Cedillo