Jerry C. Booth, MD

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Jerry Clark Booth, MD, 86, died after a brief illness on Tuesday, June 27, 2023 in Richmond, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Mary Foushee Heath Booth (Shay); his son, Jerry Clark Booth, Jr. and his wife, Kimberley Nance Booth, of Richmond, Virginia; his daughter, Mary Booth Ratanaruka and her husband, Prechajan Ratanaruka of St. Petersburg, Florida. He is, also, survived by three grandchildren, Jaclyn Victoria Booth, Jason Carter Ratanaruka and Mason Ryan Ratanaruka; his brother, Joe Nelson Booth, Jr. of Powhatan, Virginia; and his sister, Betty Booth Conyers and her husband, Christopher Conyers, MD of Salisbury, Maryland; and many beloved nieces, nephews and their families.

Jerry was born on March 11, 1937 in Abingdon, Virginia, a son of the late Joe Nelson Booth and Etta Mae Shumake Booth.

Jerry received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree from the Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1959 and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1963. Upon completing his internship at Cincinnati General Hospital, he was commissioned a Captain in the US Army Medical Corp with a tour of duty in Vietnam. Following his military service, he did his dermatology residency at the Medical College of Virginia and was Board Certified in 1970. He established a private dermatology practice in Richmond, Virginia, practicing for 35 years, where he cared deeply about his patients and enjoyed serving them, until his retirement in 2006. He was a member of the Richmond Dermatology Society, Richmond Medical Society, Virginia Dermatology Society, Virginia Medical Society, and the American Academy of Dermatology.

Jerry was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Richmond Country Club. He was an avid sportsman, lettering in football, basketball and baseball at William King HS, and he was a member of the 1955-56 and 1956-57 VMI football teams. Jerry was an extremely devoted and loving family man and his wife, children and grandchildren gave him a tremendous amount of joy. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis throughout his life with friends and family. Jerry and Shay traveled to play many outstanding golf courses through the years, with Pebble Beach and the Old Course at the Homestead being among their favorites.