Lowell Boothe was born in Floyd County to Leonard T and Cassie Mannon Boothe. He served in the Army in World War II in India. He attended Bridgewater College where he met the love of his life, Pat Boothe. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnical Institute in 1950. Lowell and Pat married in 1951 and taught school in Check, Virginia for a few years. Pat and Lowell, along with their two small children, moved to the Pacific island of Saipan to teach native students for the Naval Administration. After four years on Saipan they taught on the islands of Chuuk and Yap. In 1966 they moved to South Dakota to teach at the Flandreau Indian School until their retirement. In 1980 they moved back to Floyd to live on the Boothe Family Farm. In addition to farming, Lowell served as a County Supervisor for two terms and was active on various boards and committees. He participated in Med Ride, Share, and other volunteer activities. Lowell was an avid reader and was in his element wearing his overalls and smoking his pipe.
Lowell was predeceased by his beloved wife of 64 years, Pat Boothe. He is survived by daughter, Sue Anne Boothe; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Monique Boothe; and grandchildren, Robert and Dominique Boothe; and his sister and brother-in-law Marie and Robert Daniel; and niece, Laura Daniel; niece and husband, Tina and Sterling Borger; nephew and wife, Paul and Sherrie Myers; and niece, Tanny Myers; and great nieces and great-great nieces and nephews.
The Boothe family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Skyline Manor Nursing Home.
Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday October 7, 2017, at Laurel Branch Church of the Brethren. A Memorial service will follow at 11:00 with Pastor Angel Carr officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.com , or on Facebook @gardnerfuneralhomefloyd.
Anyone wishing to make a gift of remembrance in Lowell’s honor are asked to consider the Floyd County Rescue Squad.