Stephen Russell Booth

February 24, 1921April 27, 2013

Stephen Russell Booth, 92, of Concord went to be with his Lord Saturday, April 27, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family.

Born in Campbell County, February 24, 1921, he was a son of the late George Marvin Booth and Katie Thompson Booth. Russell was a farmer for much of his life and proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. Specifically he served with the 2nd Division, Company K, 9th Infantry Regiment, overseas through Northern Ireland, England and France. For his service he was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and the World War II Victory Medal. Russell was a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church for the past 55 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Alma Nash Booth, one brother, John E. Booth and two sisters, Virginia B. Coffee and Lura B. Carwile.

He is survived by one daughter, Doris Booth Thompson and her husband Tommy of Hopewell; two brothers, George M. Booth, Jr., Clarence A. Booth and Gladys B. Patterson all of Lynchburg; one granddaughter, Diane Marie Bryant and her husband Forrest of Madison Heights; one grandson, David Wayne Austin and his wife Theresa of Spout Spring and five great grandchildren, Kaity Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Stephanie Bryant, Chad Bryant and Logan Austin.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel and at other times at the residence.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Whitten Timberlake Chapel with Pastor Jonathan Falwell officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park with military honors by the American Legion Post 16.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Thomas Road Baptist Church, 1 Mountain View Rd., Lynchburg, VA 24502.


  • Funeral service Wednesday, May 1, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, April 29, 2013

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Diane Bryant

May 1, 2013

Thank you Lord for blessing my life with such a wonderful Grandpa. Growing up he showed my brother and I how to plant seeds in the garden but Grandpa and Grandma also planted the seed of Christ in us and helped us grow roots to live for God! I will miss seeing his great big smile and laugh. Eating Moore's hotdogs with him!!! Hearing his heart felt prayers - a prayer warrior!! He always wanted to give big bear hugs saying it might be our last goodbye. No goodbyes...going to see him again in heaven! Thank you Lord!!!!

David Stephens

April 30, 2013

Although I didn't know Russ long,I felt I knew him all my life. He had a great conviction for the Lord, and was a good and faithful servant till the very end!We sat close every Sunday at church,and he shared many stories with me.We will miss him,his stories and his great smile! One day we'll take up where we left off...

Melinda Tyree

April 29, 2013

What a joy to have met "grandpa" (the only name I knew to call him) His smile and laughter was contagious and has passed down and seen in his children, grandchildren and great grandchild. Diane, thank you for sharing your grandpa. I benefit today from the incredible sacrifice and service that he gave for his country and the Godly example that he gave to his family and I am so thankful. God welcomed him with open arms as he must have said, "Well done my good and faithful servant". We will share with him in the joy of eternal life with Jesus one day. I am so blessed to have Diane as my best friend and see the fruits of his faithfulness and love for Jesus in her and the whole family. God is sooo good. I am praying that the amazing peace and hope from God will continue to surround your family and carry you through this time of sweet sorrow.

Phyllis Deel

April 29, 2013

Doris, my dear friend, You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. He is in a peaceful place now. Take care of yourself now.

Ajay Pillai

April 29, 2013

What an amazing man, Russ was... I met him through our Church. Every Sunday, he would bring me a pocketful of candy to give to my boys. He was a man of Prayer who came faithfully to the Prayer Chapel early Sunday morning to pray for the Services that day! He inspired my family with his stories of his brave exploits of World War II. He was a man who lived his life with deep stubborn conviction of his Faith in Christ and his beloved Country! I pray and trust that his family will continue to pass on his CHRIST centered values to many generations to come! We love you Mr. Russ, I am sure we will meet once again at the feet of JESUS!

Forrest Bryant

April 29, 2013

I lost all my grandparents by the time I was 15 years old, it was an absolute honor and priviledge for me to call this incredible man of God my "Grandpa", and to see him love my children as his own great grandchildren. The country has lost a great hero, we have lost an incredible grandfather, but Heaven has taken in a true saint. We will miss his great laughter and his incredibly loud and emotional prayers, but we will look forward to the day when we are all reunited!! Thank you Grandpa, for all you did for this great country and all the love you had for this family. We miss you sorely, and Sunday morning services will never be the same. We love you!!!

April 29, 2013

I am. So sorry for your loss. Remember all the
Happy times we are thinking of

Linda. Price

Rhonda Nash-Hall

April 29, 2013

LOVE, Harry & Rhonda Gayle Hall

Teresa Hudson

April 29, 2013

Doris I am very sorry for the loss of your father. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you love and hugs my friend

Jane Peters

April 28, 2013

David - I hope that soon the wonderful memories will erase the pain of losing such a close family member. I have heard many nice things about Mr. Booth. My sincere condolences to the family.