Donald Booth, a servant of Christ, passed from this earth at age 69 on June 17, 2021, and is now with his Father in heaven.
He is survived by his:
He was predeceased by his parents, Joe Sr. and Mona; his brother, Robert; his sister, Glenda; and foster sister, Rochelle.
Donald loved his family deeply and supported their hopes and dreams. He taught them to love as Christ loved the church and to walk daily with their God. He was intentional about visiting his family regularly and making memories through experiences.
Donald was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. He graduated from Mesa High School where he marched with the Big Purple Band, sang with the choir, and played in the orchestra. Donald attended Abilene Christian College. He graduated from Ottawa University with his Bachelor of Arts and from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Arts in teaching.
Donald led worship in song and preached the gospel in the churches of Christ, most recently with the Desert Sands congregation. He organized and wrote questions for the Bible Bowl at the Mesa church of Christ for many years. Donald also wrote, arranged, and performed a cappella music for members of the church. If the saints were gathering, you could count on Donald to be there with a smile on his face and a tender heart ready to serve.
Donald was a high school teacher, most recently at Westwood High in Mesa, Arizona. He was awarded “teacher of the year” for the 2020-2021 academic period. He loved his students and took pride in being a catalyst for their success. He was described by his students as being cool, chill, relaxed, and someone who helped them learn to like math and science. He was known for his over-the-top classroom decorations and always providing snacks for his students.
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Donald’s full and blessed life at 3:00 pm on July 18, 2021 at the Mesa church of Christ, 1223 E Dana Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85204. The family will receive friends immediately following the service for a light meal in the fellowship hall at the same location.
If you are unable to attend in person, you may view the service at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceNevy9AH4M