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Donald W Booth, 77, of Bells Texas passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his wife and family. Don was born on 9/14/1939 to Ray and Lucile Wilson Booth. He was a graduate of Bells High School in 1957 and afterwards attended North Texas State University and Austin College. On
August 6, 1960, he married Wanda Harris of Savoy.
Don was survived by his wife Wanda, and his two sons and daughter-in-law’s: Jeff and Linnea Booth of Bedford Texas and Greg and Mandy Booth of Bells. He was proud grandfather of three grandchildren; Haleigh and her husband Vince Monteleone of Aubrey, Benjamin Booth of Louisville, KY and Olivia Booth of Waco. Don also had two great-grandsons; Nixon and Beckett Monteleone.
He was also survived by sister and brother-in-law, Sarah and Laddie Cunningham of Carrollton, Tx, and brother-in-law’s and sister-in-law’s, Jimmy and Thelma Estes of McKinney, Dorothy and Bobby Harris of Bonham, and Donald and Reba Fox of Telephone.
Don was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bells and an active member of the Bells
Masonic Lodge #798, where he served as Worshipful Master, Treasurer, and District Deputy
Grand Master of the Masonic District 4B. Don received the Masonry’s highest honor, “The Golden Trowel Award in 1997. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and North Texas Shrine Club. Don was a member and past Patron of Bells Eastern Star Chapter.
In his lifetime of service, he was a charter member of the Bells Lions club and member of Bells ISD School Board. Don was also a past President of the Denison Retail Merchants Association and Denison Jaycees.
Don began his career as a Bookkeeper, at the State National Bank of Denison, now Bank of America, in 1959. During his tenure he served as Senior Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller. Don retired from the bank in 2004 after 45 years of service.
Don was an avid golfer and member of the Grayson County Golf Club.
Funeral services for Don will be at 11:00AM Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Mullican-Little Funeral Chapel in Bells/Savoy, Texas. Reverend Bill Neal, Jr. will officiate. Music will be provided by Cheri Wilson Anderson. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Serving as Don’s pallbearers will be Scot Harris, Jerry Magness, David Magness, Donnie Lankford, Mike Fox, David Simpson and David Whitlock. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Eugene Sanford, Don Dexheimer, George Oliver, Douglas Brooks, Bill Dugan, and members of Bells Masonic Lodge #798.
The family will receive friends from 10:00AM until 11:00AM on Tuesday before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Scottish Rite Hospital or Home Hospice of Grayson County (505 West Center St, Sherman TX 76240)