Donald James Boothby

Published 10:57 am Friday, October 7, 2022

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Mr. Donald James Boothby, 76, of Mocksville, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

He was born May 1, 1946 in Rochester, NY. Donald was a Vietnam veteran; serving in the U.S. Navy for four years and the U.S. Marines for one year. He had worked for Eastman Kodak and was of the Catholic faith.

He was preceded in death by: his mother, Alice Robertson Boothby; his father, Edward James Boothby; his second mother, Lucille Bertram Boothby; and a brother, William Boothby.

Survivors include: his wife, Darlene Lynne Engler Boothby; his children, Edward Boothby of Tampa, Fla., Karen Boothby of Rochester, N.Y., Kelly Schwab of Virginia, and Colleen B. Godino (Mike) of Connecticutt; a stepson, Andrew Gates (Stacey) of Wilmington; a brother, Walter Boothby (Gina) of Albion, N.Y.; 9 grandchildren; and nieces and nephew, Christine Fancher, Terra Blount (Rick), and David Boothby (Jennifer).

A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 15 at Lambert Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ken Furches officiating.  The service will be available to view on the funeral home website.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to: Triad Honor Flight, PO Box 8606, Greensboro, NC 27419; or Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.

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