|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1912|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1980|
FRED BOOTH KILLED BY GUNSHOT WOUND
Community leader Fred Booth, 67, was found dead Wednesday afternoon in the alley between Susan and Theresa Streets in Harlingen from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his right temple.
Booth was found after 2 pm by Harlingen Waterworks employee. A .38 calaber handgun was found on his legs.
Police speculated that Booth shot himself sometime near 1 pm. Justice of the Peace Lee Longoria made the ruling.
Booth, a retired Harlingen City finance director from 1967 to 1974 was born in San Benito and lived there until 1966 He was comptroller of the First National Bank of Harlingen from 1953 to 1967, was a veteran of World War II and a major in the U. S. Army 141st Infantry, 36th Division. His honors included a Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Silver Star.
Survivors include his wife Muriel of Harlingen, one son Dr. Fred Booth, Jr. of Fayettesville, NC; four daughtersm Mrs. Helen Tenney of Houston, Mrs. Allene Leech of Georgetown, Miss Sally Booth of Elgin, IL and Miss Jacqueline Booth of Corpus Christi; one sister, Mrs. Laurie Mae Calder of San Antonio and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at 10 am Saturday in Buck Ashcraft Funeral Chapel, Harlingen with the Rev. James P. Giddings officiating. Burial followed in Mont Meta Memorial Park, named for Mrs. Meta Chadwick Booth, Booth's mother.
Pallbearers included Stanley Fletcher, Charles Griffin, Bert Allen, Cloice Whitley, Daniel Jaeger, and Randy Jaeger.
buried 18 Jan 1980
son of Frederick Neuman Booth and Margaret "Meta" Chadwick Jackson Booth
former husband of Claye Breedlove Booth
father of Helen Chadwick, Allene Breedlove, Frederick Allan, and Sara Lu.
husband of Muriel Lee Walter Booth
father of Jacqueline Lee
brother of Laurie Mae, Dorothy Grace, Neuman LeGrande, Vernon Lee
Frederick Neuman Booth (1878 - 1930)
Margaret Chadwick Jackson Booth (1880 - 1925)
Claye Breedlove Booth (1913 - 1998)
Muriel Lee Walter Booth (1927 - 1996)
Laurie Mae Booth Calder (1907 - 1982)*
Dorothy Grace Booth Moore (1908 - 1970)*
Frederick Allan Booth (1912 - 1980)
Neuman LeGrande Booth (1914 - 1948)*
Vernon Lee Booth (1917 - 1971)*
Mont Meta Memorial Park
Created by: Cheryl
Record added: Jan 10, 2008
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Rest in eternal peace dear uncle Fred and may you always be remembered. Thank you for your service to our country.|
Added: Aug. 23, 2010
Added: Jan. 10, 2008