It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Edward Joseph Booth Sr. age 71 of Clarkesville, Georgia on Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, on September 16, 1952, he was the son of Clarence John & Threasa Martin Booth.

Ed enjoyed a multifaceted career. He was a professional drummer in a rock band, bringing joy and rhythm to many. His culinary skills shone in his time cooking and managing restaurants, including the Ritz-Carlton in Atlanta and Boston. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to find his calling in designing and building houses, where his commitment to high quality craftsmanship was evident.

As a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, his faith played a significant role in his life. He contributed his time and expertise to the church’s activities with enthusiasm.

Most of all, Ed loved his family tremendously.

Ed was a devoted husband and is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Judy Blank Booth of Clarkesville, GA; son & daughter-in-law, Edward Joseph, Jr. & Halie Booth of Fayetteville, GA; daughter & son-in-law, Stacy Anna Booth MacMaster & Peter MacMaster of Buckhead, GA; many cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services are set for 2 pm Friday, December 1, 2023, at St. Mark Catholic Church, with Father Jose Luis Hernandez-Ayala officiating. The inurnment will follow at Hillside Gardens Cemetery. A reception will be held in the church fellowship hall afterward.

An online guest registry is available for the Booth Family at


Arrangements are in the care and professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256