James C. Booth

65, of Hayward, California, died on January 26, 2005.  Born on October 19, 1939  in San Jose, California.  Forklift mechanic for Cromer Equipment.  Jim, known as "Grumpy," was an avid motorsport participant from the late 1950's up until the time of his death.  He was a regular on the Nascar short track circuit for a number of years as well as being a Baylands stock car champion.  He was past president of the Northern California Modified Association as well as influential in starting the Wingless Spec Sprint divison at Antioch Speedway.  He was a generous man who was loved and respected by all. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Mary L. Booth.  He is survived by his brother Donald Booth and wife Christine, sister Susan Hopwood and husband Jeff, children Christine Webb and husband Randy, Carrie Roth and husband Doug, Casey Sears and wife Mary, Tammy Fernandes and long-time love Glenn Carson, step-daughter Christine Schwark.  Brother-in-law to Kathy Flores, Roy Calhoun, Mark Calhoun and Annette Cabe, close friend of Don and Linda O'Keefe.  He also leaves behind many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, dear friends and his beloved race car, number 72.