BOON, John R., of Richmond, Va., went to be with the Lord, May 24, 2013. He was born in Halls, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Virgie Boon; and brothers, JD and James Boon; and sisters, Gladys Stuart and Peggy Seratt. He is survived by his loving wife, Pearl R. Boon; son, John T. Boon; daughters, Carolyn Stowers and Elizabeth Hadley; sons-in law, Steven Stowers and Bill Hadley; grandchildren, Kellie Mayberry, John A. Boon, Melissa Chaplin, Van Stowers and Joshua Stowers; and 15 great-children. He was a retired minister from Oak Hall Baptist Church and a present member of the Kingsland Baptist Church. He was also a Disabled American WWll veteran and served as a member of the DVA and VFW. He earned his Doctorate of Divinity degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 1977. He had served in many churches around the state of Virginia and Tennessee. A memorial service will be held at the New Bethesda Baptist Church on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the Woody Funeral Home-Atlee Chapel on Monday May 27, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Kingsland Baptist Church, the Purple Heart Association, or the DAV.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.