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Larry Glenn Booth

May 17, 1946 — January 25, 2024


Larry Glenn Booth

Temple, Texas - Larry Glenn Booth,77,  a devoted family man, accomplished railroad engineer, and cherished member of the community, passed away peacefully at a local hospital in Temple, Texas on Thursday, January 25, 2024. He was surrounded by his loving family during his final moments. Larry was born on May 17, 1946, to Charles Leland Booth and Mildred "Charlene" (Stark) Booth in Newton, Texas.

Larry's career spanned several decades and showcased his exceptional work ethic and dedication. After holding various trades as an insulator for power plants, Larry found his calling when he was hired at the Sante Fe Railroad in 1972. He excelled as a railroad engineer for over 30 years until his well-earned retirement. Throughout his career at the Sante Fe Railroad, Larry also served as a teacher for the school's "Operation LifeSaver," sharing his knowledge and passion with future generations.

Larry will be remembered for his immense wisdom and love for life. He had an innate ability to pass on valuable lessons to those around him and always had a word of advice or encouragement to offer. Larry met the love of his life, Linda Smith, in junior high school, and they embarked on their journey together when they married in Vidor, Texas in 1966. They were blessed with three daughters who brought immeasurable joy to their lives. Their first daughter arrived in 1967, followed by two more beautiful daughters in 1969 and 1970.

Family was Larry's priority, and he found the perfect place to raise them when he took the position in Temple for the Sante Fe Railroad. The family moved to Sparks, Texas where they resided for 18 years before settling down in the serene high country when Larry relocated to Temple.

In addition to being a dedicated family man and professional, Larry indulged in various hobbies and interests. He was an active member of the Temple Table Tennis Club, where he enjoyed friendly competition and camaraderie with fellow enthusiasts. His love for adventure led him to own and ride Harley motorcycles, embarking on thrilling journeys with Linda and their family. Larry's love for the outdoors extended to hunting and camping trips with his family and cousins during their time in Colorado. He spent his time watching his Westerns to include GunSmoke. 

Larry possessed a magnetic personality that drew people in effortlessly. He had an uncanny ability to captivate any room he entered with his enthralling stories, making him the life of the party. His kindness and generosity were evident through his willingness to help others whenever needed. Larry found solace in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ, always keen to tell others about his faith. He found pleasure and enjoyed  driving his UTV around the pasture. 

Among Larry's proudest accomplishments were being a devoted "Pappy" to his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. He relished every moment spent bonding with them, cherishing their presence in his life. In addition, Larry held a special place within the men of his family, earning him the whimsical title of "Warden" at camp in Colorado known as the Potlickers. The infectious term of endearment he used for them was "Chuckleheads."

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Linda Joyce (Smith) Booth; three daughters: Tracy Miller (Larry), Amy Stroud (Scott), Anna Bakke (Donald); four sisters Linda Hemphill (Kenneth), Hazel Werner, Charlette Horn (Charles), Jane Fountain (Benny); one brother John Booth (Karen); ten grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Charles Leland Booth and Mildred "Charlene" (Stark) Booth.

The family will receive friends and loved ones for visitation on January 28, 2024, from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM at Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center located at 4235 E. US Hwy 190 in Temple, TX. A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 29, 2024, at 10:00 AM at First Baptist Church-Academy situated at 304 State Hwy 95 in Little River-Academy, TX.

Larry Glenn Booth's memory will forever live on in the hearts of all who knew him. He leaves behind a legacy of love, devotion, and an enduring spirit that will continue to inspire generations to come. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sabrina Young at Young's Daughters Funeral Home and Bereavement Center. 

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, January 28, 2024

4:30 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Young's Daughters Funeral Home & Bereavement Center

4235 E. US Hwy 190, Temple, TX 76501

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Monday, January 29, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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