Hank Booth Obituary, Lawrence KS Radio Broadcaster, Has Passed Away

Hank Booth Obituary, Death – A legendary broadcaster in the city of Lawrence, passed away on Friday at the age of 77 after a sudden and unexpected illness. Sue Booth, his wife, made a post that was visible to the public on Facebook in which she asked people to “keep our family in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn an incredible father, grandfather, friend, advocate, and life changing man.” For several decades, Booth’s distinctive voice could be heard broadcasting on Lawrence radio.

In addition to receiving a great number of other accolades and recognitions, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the year 1990 and the Hall of Honor of the Lawrence Lions Alumni Association in the year 1999. On Friday, a flood of tributes to Booth appeared on various social media platforms. Booth was the only person who taught Brian Hanni, the voice of the Jayhawks, what it meant to be ingrained in a community and to give of one’s time and talents in a selfless manner to the myriad causes that needed his voice.

According to a piece that Brian Hanni wrote about the experience. Hanni commented that “His emcee skills were only surpassed by the size of his heart,” referring to the subject of the article. I’m going to miss you, Hank Booth. You will be greatly missed, but the mark you left on Lawrence will be remembered and valued for all time. Carole Cadue-Blackwood, a member of the Lawrence school board, described Booth as “an incredible human being, and by all accounts, a wonderful person to boot” in a letter she wrote about Booth.


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