Robert Earl Booth


Robert Earl Booth was a native of Steubenville, OH, born on October 5, 1947, the second youngest of four children of Curtis Fluker and Anna (Williams) Fluker.

Booth spent his childhood in Steubenville, where he displayed great athleticism in football, basketball, baseball, and track at Steubenville “Big Red” High School. After seeing the beautiful stride, he had while running, many compared him to an American Thoroughbred racehorse’s agility. His record-breaking victories in track gained him the name, Black Beauty.

In 1967, Booth left Steubenville to attend Ellsworth Community College in Iowa on football and track scholarships. At this time, he had his first-born son, David Paulson. After a short while, he moved to San Francisco, where he studied Criminology at San Francisco Community College Police Department. Excelling in what he loved, Robert decided to enlist in the United States Army. He was a Military Police Officer stationed at Ft McClelland in Anniston, AL. During this time, he married Sarah Booth. Together they would have four children.

Serving his country for 21-years, Robert Booth retired from the US Army as a Decorated Sergeant First Class. He earned many awards and metals including an Army Service Ribbon, Bronze Service Star, Army Achievement and National Defense Service Medal. Booth would use his military training along with his enthusiasm for law enforcement to join DSCC, in Columbus, Ohio as a Military Police Officer in 1995. Throughout this time, he fell in love with Ruth Williams. To this union he had two children.
Robert was a magnetic man who loved to shop and took pride in being a sharp dresser. He loved his family and took his role as a provider very seriously.

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Robert Earl Booth made his transition to eternal life.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Anita Taylor and brother, Clifford Booth.

Booth will be greatly missed by many. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Ruth Williams-Booth, his sister, Patricia Marshal and most importantly his children, David and (Nancy) Paulson, Erika Evans, Robert Earl Booth Jr, Kristina Booth, Tiffani Booth, Bradley Booth, Savannah Williams and Leland Booth. He also leaves to treasure his memory seven grandchildren, David Meleney Jr., Jackson Meleney Jr., Miyema Booth, Alyssa Evans, Brennen Evans, Robert Davis, and Kadin Davis; a host of nieces, nephews, as well as many other relatives and friends; including, special longtime friends, Stanlee Culbreath, Victoria Jones, Jerry Boswell, and David Boswell.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 428 E. Main St.

Interment at Dayton National Cemetery.

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  1. Our thoughts are with the family in this time of sorrow. May the support of family and friends be a source of strength and the God of comfort a refuge in your time of need. With Carrie thoughts.

  2. When You have lost someone you love in death,you too may have a range of emotions,from sorrow to loneliness and helplessness,anger guilt and fear.Be assured that grief is not a sign of weakness.It indicates how much your loved meant to you.Please remember that God cares about your grief and tears,once He loss his only-begotten son ,Jesus and raise him back in 3 days. I am extending my heartfelt sympathy to all .Psalm 56.8;Luke 24:7;

  3. My heartfelt Condolences to the Booth Family. CAP as he is known to all of us old Warriors from all our days in the Military Police Corps were and always be an amazing Brother. We will sincerely miss him for we only know that he is taking the lead to prepare For the day in which we will join our dear Brother.”As in Peace; As in War, One Team, One Fight. HOOAH! Slow Salute.

  4. My prayers go out to the family. . May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and protect you.
    Dr. Willie l p9 Jr and family.

  5. Glenda Robinson

    My prayers and condolences to the family

  6. Charles McGee

    My brother and my friend, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers; you will be surely missed. I pray that God grants the family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Bobby was one of a kind; a true friend to those he served with and one of the best Soldiers I encountered in my 30 years of service.

    Rest well my friend; “I’ll meet you on the high ground”.

  7. My deepest condolences to the family. Beauty was there when I was born & came home on Butte Street. We all were family. Lots of great memories growing up. My prayers & love to his wife & children. May God give you comfort & peace. RIP Beauty

  8. Kenneth R Keith

    My brother my friend you will always be in my heart you will be greatly missed. May the Lord wrap his arms around your family in this sorrowful time. Robert (CAP) was a true warrior that I had the privilege of serving with you will greatly be missed but we shall meet again with our Heavenly Father.

  9. Keith Sizemore

    He was a Great man. Growing up in 60,’s he was one of our Sports Hero.BEAUTY will be Missed!!! Condolences to the Family,!

  10. Robert Teachey

    My Brother and Friend we all will miss you as you Journey ahead of the rest of us on your recon mission and we all will see you at Roll call, may GOD continue blessing your family and the rest of us until then.

  11. Fletcher family

    Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  12. Rosenita Brown

    Condolences to the family. Beauty will truly be missed. He’s a brother with a kind spirit and warm heart. Always known for his dapper attire and humor. You will truly be missed. Your spirit is with God.

  13. May The LORD watch over his family, who he put together very well. SARGENT First Class Robert Earl Booth Rest With GOD.

  14. Medgar J. Parrish

    Jesus Wept.

  15. Michelle McClintock

    Uncle Beauty was one of my fave uncles. He was always sharp as a tack and easy to smile and I felt a special kinship with him.

    It was a blessing to see him here in California a few months back. Sometimes you don’t know that the last time you see someone is the last time. I wish I’d hugged you harder. Gone too soon. . .and you will be missed.

  16. Sheila Mccutcheon

    My condolences to the Booth family. I had the pleasure of meeting him through my daughter Courtney Hanna. My condolences to you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts are with you.

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