Ronnie Joe Booth of Quincy passed away on December 30, 2020. Ron was born April 20, 1948 in Ontario, Oregon to Clayton and Vivian Booth.
Ron attended high school in Quincy where he met his future wife Kristie Colby.
After high school Ron was drafted into the Army. He served as a medic in Vietnam from September 1968 to July 1969.
Ron was awarded 1 Silver Star, 4 Bronze Stars and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross for valor. He was also awarded the Purple Heart as well as numerous other service medals. As a medic, Ron saved countless lives. When asked later in life what he did to earn the Silver Star he replied, “something stupid with somebody watching”.
Upon his honorable discharge from the Army, Ron returned to Quincy to marry his beloved Kristie on August 9, 1969.
Ron is survived by sister Sharon (Gerald), brother Claude (Karen), son Andy (Barb), daughter Jenny, and son Cory (Allison), 9 grandkids and 4 great grandkids, as well as numerous other family members he loved dearly.
He was preceded in death by his mother Vivian, sister Donna, father Clayton and wife Kristie.
Services will be held later due to COVID restrictions.
Please leave a memory for the family or sign their online guestbook at www.scharbachs.com.
Scharbach’s Columbia Funeral Chapel, Quincy, is assisting the family with arrangements.