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Hixson Welsh

412 East South Street, Welsh, LA

OBITUARY

Natho Laray Booth

September 16, 1935December 15, 2019
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Natho Laray Booth, 84, was born on September 16, 1935 in Gorman, Texas as the only son to Elton Evans Booth and Opal Ferguson Booth. Dad entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday December 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at the Veterans Home of Southwest Louisiana, in Jennings.

Natho graduated from Welsh High School where he was an outstanding athlete participating in basketball, football, track, and volleyball. Following his high school career, he was awarded a track scholarship to attend Texas A&M University. He then enlisted in the Army and served as a decoder in Petersburg, Virginia for two years. Following in his father’s footsteps, Dad was shown a new love for the oil industry. He was employed by Shell Oil Company and retired after 33 years working offshore as a Production Foreman.

After retirement, Natho became a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Crowley, then moved to Zachary to continue his service to God at First Baptist Church of Zachary. He was an avid golfer and played as many times a week as he possibly could. He hit 3 hole-in-ones during his golfing career.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton Evans Booth and Opal Ferguson Booth.

Those left to cherish his memories are Bridget Booth McCown (Toby), Lisa Booth Henry (Scott), Debbie Christ Morales ( Daniel), Allison Forbes Dillon (Shannon), Shane Forbes (Susan); grandchildren, Michael, Justin, Megan, Daniel, Derrick, Trinity, Cale, and Luke; great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Alex, Beckett, Christopher, Amanda, and Elena.

Visitation will be from 3:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday and will resume at 10:00 am until time of service on Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Welsh. Funeral Services will be held at 11am Wednesday December 18, 2019 at the church. Rev. Pat Deshotel and Rev. Les Colvin will officiate. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael McCown, Daniel Morales, Justin McCown, Derrick Morales, Cale Doiga, and Luke Doiga.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation for the compassionate care given by Dr. Jess Anderson and Tamara Dayton of Zachary and the staff of Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings.

Memorial donations may be made to Zachary First Baptist Church, Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings, or any charitable organization of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwelsh.com for the Booth family.

  • FAMILY

  • Those left to cherish his memories are Bridget Booth McCown (Toby), Lisa Booth Henry (Scott), Debbie Christ Morales ( Daniel), Allison Forbes Dillon (Shannon), Shane Forbes (Susan); grandchildren, Michael, Justin, Megan, Daniel, Derrick, Trinity, Cale, and Luke; great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Alex, Beckett, Christopher, Amanda, and Elena.


    He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton Evans Booth and Opal Ferguson Booth.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, December 17, 2019
  • Visitation Resumes Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Memories

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Dawn Middleton Ruth

December 17, 2019

Mr. Natho was such an awesome man. He always had a smile on his face, was watching or playing golf and LOVED his family. Even though we were not blood related he always made me and miney feel like part of his own family. It takes a special kind of person to open their heart and home to flood victims and their spoiled rotten dachshund. When staying with him I realized that he loved a nice medium rare steak as much if not more that I do. To Allison, and the rest of the family that will cherish his memory, I wish for your time of grief to be short, and hope that you are surrounded in the warmth of happy memories so that you can celebrate his life and remember him with laughter and love and share all the great times you enjoyed with him. Mr. Natho you will be missed, Love to you all - Dawn

Linda and Joe Doiga

December 17, 2019

Natho was a kind and very honorable man. We were blessed when he came into our lives over 20 years ago and he will be greatly missed. He was always pleasant and a lot of fun to be around. We are going to miss you and your beautiful prayers when you joined us for family occasions. Rest in peace Natho, we love you and are so glad we met you.

Joe and Linda Doiga
Walker, LA

Earl Tate

December 16, 2019

My deepest condolences to Lisa and all the Booth family. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and comfort you in this time of grief.

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Biography

Natho Laray Booth, 84, was born on September 16, 1935 in Gorman, Texas as the only son to Elton Evans Booth and Opal Ferguson Booth. Dad entered the gates of Heaven on Sunday December 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at the Veterans Home of Southwest Louisiana, in Jennings.

Natho graduated from Welsh High School where he was an outstanding athlete participating in basketball, football, track, and volleyball. Following his high school career, he was awarded a track scholarship to attend Texas A&M University. He then enlisted in the Army and served as a decoder in Petersburg, Virginia for two years. Following in his father’s footsteps, Dad was shown a new love for the oil industry. He was employed by Shell Oil Company and retired after 33 years working offshore as a Production Foreman.

After retirement, Natho became a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Crowley, then moved to Zachary to continue his service to God at First Baptist Church of Zachary. He was an avid golfer and played as many times a week as he possibly could. He hit 3 hole-in-ones during his golfing career.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elton Evans Booth and Opal Ferguson Booth.

Those left to cherish his memories are Bridget Booth McCown (Toby), Lisa Booth Henry (Scott), Debbie Christ Morales ( Daniel), Allison Forbes Dillon (Shannon), Shane Forbes (Susan); grandchildren, Michael, Justin, Megan, Daniel, Derrick, Trinity, Cale, and Luke; great-grandchildren, Aubrey, Alex, Beckett, Christopher, Amanda, and Elena.

Visitation will be from 3:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday and will resume at 10:00 am until time of service on Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Welsh. Funeral Services will be held at 11am Wednesday December 18, 2019 at the church. Rev. Pat Deshotel and Rev. Les Colvin will officiate. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Welsh.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Michael McCown, Daniel Morales, Justin McCown, Derrick Morales, Cale Doiga, and Luke Doiga.

The family would like to express their grateful appreciation for the compassionate care given by Dr. Jess Anderson and Tamara Dayton of Zachary and the staff of Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings.

Memorial donations may be made to Zachary First Baptist Church, Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings, or any charitable organization of your choice.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonwelsh.com for the Booth family.