Obituary for Archie Jackson Boothe, Jr.

Obituary for Archie Jackson Boothe, Jr.

Archie Jackson Boothe, Jr., age 85 of Pulaski, left this world peacefully to be with his heavenly father and loving wife Aiko on Tuesday morning, April 26, 2022 at his home.  He was born on March 1, 1937 in Pulaski, and was the son of the late Zora Myrtle Spangler Boothe and the late Archie Jackson Boothe, Sr.  Archie was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a reservist of the United States Army for a total of 34 years.  During his deployment to Japan, he met the love of his life, Aiko Ishigaki. They were married and lived their life in Pulaski, his hometown, and cared for his parents until their death.

He worked for 30 plus years retiring as an area production supervisor for Radford Army Ammunition Plant.  He was a strong and industrious lifetime member of First Presbyterian Church in Pulaski, where he served on various committees.  He devoted a great deal of his time in coordinating and be a constant helping hand to the Pulaski Daily Bread.  Aside from Archie’s love for his church and his family, his heart was imbedded within the charter of Boy Scout Troop 249 for over 72 years from scout, to scout master, teaching and leading by example and the scout oath.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Aiko and two sons Roger and Robert.  He is survived by his brother, Ronald L. Boothe, son Michael W. Boothe, daughter Jacqueline D. Harmon (James) of Wytheville; nephew; Todd Boothe (Nova), step-nephew; Mike Radcliffe (Debbie); step-nephew Jamie Radcliffe (Missy); five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 408 N. Jefferson Avenue, Pulaski, Va. 24301 with the Rev. Graham Mitchell officiating.  Pallbearers will be Alan Palmore, Dan Grubb, Mark Alley, Eric Sealander, Dirk Akers and Warren Crandell.  Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.  The family will receive friends on Friday at the church from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the organizations he holds dear.  First Presbyterian Church Troop 249, 408 N. Jefferson Avenue, Pulaski, VA 24301 or Pulaski Daily Bread at P.O. Box 824, Pulaski, VA 24301.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.seaglefuneralhome.com  Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700