Booby Springs had deep roots in the area. His father, Dr. Springs’ great-grandfather, helped break ground on Myrtle Beach City Hall in the 1920s.
Booby played football on Myrtle Beach High School’s first team and, after graduating in 1939, attended The Citadel, Duke University and MUSC.
He moved back to Myrtle Beach when the former Ocean View Memorial Hospital opened in 1958, and he practiced surgery until retiring in 1988.
When Booby Springs wasn’t helping people in the hospital, he was helping them outside of it. He and another doctor started SOS Health Care, a not-for-profit organization that serves people with autism, in Myrtle Beach.
Active in the community, Booby served on Myrtle Beach City Council for 10 years and was mayor pro-tem during one of his terms. He was president of the local chapter of Operation Alert during the Cold War.
A horticultural park near Myrtle Beach is named in his memory, and his fishing friends dedicated a reef to him three miles offshore of Murrells Inlet.
Like his grandfather, Dr. Lash Springs is an avid sportsman and fisherman.
The grandson is now a family medicine physician at Tidelands Health Family Medicine at Holmestown Road. Displayed in his office are his grandfather’s medical license certificate, medical school graduation program and an old coffee mug from his grandfather’s desk.