John Earl Booth Jr

John Booth passed away June 5,2023. John was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He attended Wilson Elementary school, La Cumbre Jr High. John was introduced to surfing this would quickly interfere with his high school education. John became a delinquent and he was sent to Los Prietos Boys camp. When he returned home, he would have to work to help his mom. His uncle Al took him on his first job site where he learned many things. John took an interest in cement. He later would get a job and work for the City of Santa Barbara where he would retire after 33 years. John was a loving man he took care of his people and didn’t expect anything in return. John had a contagious smile and a laugh that would carry throughout a room. He had jokes that would make you laugh for days. John Loved music and dancing, one of John’s signature moves was snapping his fingers and sliding his feet across the floor. John was dedicated and loving son, father, papa, brother, uncle and cousin. John is proceeded in death by his mother Victoria Jacinto Valencia, Manny Valencia (stepfather) brother Don Booth and father John Booth Sr. John is survived by his three children; Denisha Booth, LeShawn Booth and Delaina Mendoza, three grandchildren; Jordyn Gutierrez, Mitchell Gutierrez and Mariah Chavez, two sisters Paula Babcock (Mark Babcock) Madison and Zachary Babcock, Christine Proctor (Ken Proctor) Joshua, Daniel and Matthew Proctor. Some of you will remember John Booth as John Boy, JB, Booty or Negro. Let’s celebrate his life with music and laughs. Please Join us at McDermott and Crockett on August 25th at 2pm. 2020 Chapala st. Santa Barbara Moose lodge will follow after service.


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