GILMANTON — William R. "Bill" Booth, 54, of Gilmanton, formerly of Coventry, Rhode Island, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Concord Hospital surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born on July 10, 1963, in Concord, the son of Benjamin H. and Joan (Ford) Booth.
Bill was the former owner of Del's Deli in Coventry, Rhode Island, for 10 years. After moving to New Hampshire, he worked at the Tilt'n Diner. He embarked on a career change, working as a builder for Joe Hempel Construction. Bill then went into business for himself, working as owner and operator of Bill Booth Construction and Property Care in Gilmanton.
For many years, he enjoyed spending time at the family home on Crystal Lake in Gilmanton. Bill was a member of the Gilmanton Community Church where he served as a minister of fellowship. He also assisted with the bookkeeping for the Gilford Junior Basketball League.
He is survived by his wife, Trish (Phinney Brown) Booth of Gilmanton; his mother, Joan Booth of Gilmanton; one son, Dylan Booth of Gilmanton; one daughter, Athena Booth of Gilmanton; one stepdaughter, Nicole Brown of Gilmanton; one sister, Bonnie Greenless and her husband Daniel "Skip" of Sanbornton; two brothers, David Booth and his wife Bea of Seekonk, Massachusetts, and Peter Booth and his girlfriend Tracy Rocha of Seekonk, Massachusetts; his former spouse, Amy Gardner of Gilmanton; three nephews, David Booth Jr. and his wife Nicole, Steven Booth and his wife Crystal, and Peter Booth Jr. and his wife Tonya; three nieces, Chloe Booth, Hannah Booth and Jamie Wood and her husband Eric; and several great-nieces, nephews and his best friend, Gary Shiminsky.
In addition to his father, he is predeceased by his daughter, Skyler Booth.
Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Gilmanton Community Church, located on the corner of Route 107 and Route 140 in Gilmanton. A funeral service will immediately follow the calling hours at 1 p.m., also in the church. Burial will be private.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to support Bill's children at https://www.gofundme.com/benefit-bill-booths-family.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.