Scott Booth
July 26, 1953 - October 29, 2019
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Dave Rosser left a message on November 4, 2019:
Scott and I are cousins and very close in age. We didn't live too far apart when were kids on Chicago's Southside. He would stay at my house for days at a time and vice versa. We always had a blast together. Sadly we went separate ways during the high school days and I never saw him much after that. I caught up with him in Little Rock a couple of times when I was on business there during the early 90's. He dropped by my house in Jacksonville, FL a few years back but only stayed for about 10 minutes. I texted with him a few times since then. It saddens me that we weren't able to remain close over the years and there will never be another opportunity. It's a hard way to learn a lesson. Don't wait til tomorrow to reach out to a special relative or old friend.Suffer no more my good old cousin. May you rest in peace.
Tim Buffenbarger left a message on November 2, 2019:
I want to pay homage to Scott Booth, a special friend in my life for the last 37 years. I first met Scott in December of 1982 when he moved to Birmingham to enter the dance business. His childhood and lifelong best friend, Alan King, had encouraged him to try it as he knew Scott would be a success once he learned the ropes. I had moved there 5 months earlier. An immediate friendship developed. It was due to his outgoing and gregarious personality, wonderful sense of humor (wow, what a contagious laugh!), and especially the caring for others that he exuded. He was real. He was honest. All of his dance students attached to him instantly because they sensed this caring attitude. He was the king of encouragement! These qualities carried him to quick success in the studio. In only 3 years he was operating his own Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Little Rock. It rapidly grew to be very successful. I followed Scott to Little Rock a year later and our friendship continued to grow. I saw his natural ability to bond with people, students and instructors alike, and developed a deep respect for him. Everyone loved Scott! I took a different path a few years later but Scott and I remained in contact. Even though we were not in touch as often, he ALWAYS made me laugh! The last two years were not kind to his health. We connected more frequently and our bond grew closer. He told me he loved me like a brother and that deeply touched me. I, too, loved him like a brother. I will always be grateful to Alan for the road trip on which he took Scott this past summer so he could see family and friends one last time. I will miss Scott deeply. I will carry many good memories of him in my heart. I will carry a special respect for Scott for the brave and dignified way he handled his final months. I will root for the Cubs and Bears when they are not playing the Reds or the Cowboys. We are all on a journey home. Scott's was a journey too short by our measure. God has brought Scott safely home to Him and will take good care of him now. To you Scott, I will always love you like a brother! I miss you.
Tom Korpitz left a message on November 2, 2019:
40 years best of friends. He could walk through a room and make 20 people feel better in 5 minutes, touching each one. He was a Magic Man. I think I have more of those “remember that time” memories with Scott than anyone. I will miss him a lot. Rest in peace, my great friend.
Linda Surowiec Savre left a message on November 2, 2019:
Scott Booth was so important in my life. He was my first boyfriend after having sent me a sweet love note tucked into the newspaper he delivered as our newspaper delivery boy. Such good memories of that boy and girl. Walking, talking, and some pretty great kissing I must say. He was pretty proud of beating his rival George in a fist fight. We went our separate ways but our paths crossed again many years later after a couple of divorces for each of us. He did the impossible and made me believe in love again. Although we were miles apart and many years older, he made me feel like that giddy young girl when he got up the nerve to call me on the phone. We spent many hours on the phone and visits to each others states--Disneyland, dancing at the Top of the Mark, breakfasts at the Waffle House-- and some pretty great kissing I must say. Although we again went our separate ways, Scott never left my heart. He allowed me to find the happiness that he himself didn't think he deserved. I will always be deeply grateful for that and will miss him greatly. Rest in peace Scott.
Tony King left a message on November 2, 2019:
Scott was a man that knew how to have fun and encouraged those around him to have even more fun. I have fond memories of Scott being around a lot and treating all us King kids like his own. His laugh was great. One of my fondest memories was when he met my daughter, Everly, while we were visiting Bama (she was 1.5 years old at the time). His laugh was infectious, so much so that my daughter quickly learned to mimic his laugh when she saw him. This is a memory of Scott that I cherish. The world is a different place without him and he will be missed!
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Ryan King left a message on November 2, 2019:
I have a lot of memories about Scott. I could share one story after another. Like, for instance when I was a kid and his abs used to be so hard he would challenge me to punch him as hard as I could just for fun. Or how he used to love to give a good noogie. But my favorite memory with Scott was in 2015. The Cubs had finally made the playoffs for the first time in what felt like a decade. They were in the one game Wild Card with the Pirates. Scott and my dad drove up from Birmingham to my apartment I had just moved into in Nashville. I was still looking to make Nashville home and Scott and my dad were my first visitors. We sweated out 9 intense innings. My dad called a home run. Scott paced around and smoked cigarettes on the porch. It was one of the Top 10 nights of my life and a big reason for that was because I was with my dad and his best friend, Scott. He definitely was not always perfect but Scott always made me feel loved when he was around. Brandon and Christopher I am thinking about you guys.
Bea Wall left a message on November 2, 2019:
I grew up with Scott but I haven’t seen him in years. I was fortunate enough to be able to speak with him recently and I was so delighted. We talked about our days growing up and some of the great times we all shared. It breaks my heart that he’s gone. My deepest condolences go to his family and other loved ones who were used to his presence in their lives. I hope it brings you some measure of comfort to know that I always thought of Scott as a kindhearted, polite and generous man. I will always remember him that way. Sincerely, Bea Wall
Terry Oakes left a message on November 2, 2019:
He's left us too soon. Long ago he honored me by asking me to be his best man.Back in our time when life wasn't so serious, we had great times.Scott and I had experiences that I could never forget.My very best to his family and all who love and miss him.
Michael Adlesperger left a message on November 1, 2019:
Brandon,I am sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Scott was a positive influence in my life and I am thankful to have known him. I pray for your comfort and hope you find peace.
Donald Kelley left a message on November 1, 2019:
I’m sorry about Scott’s passing. One memory was Of Scott was me teaching him the “CHAMPAGNE GLIDE” plus HUSTLE. Any FADS people will understand, we laughed about it on many occasions.
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