John E. Boles, age 73 of Chipley, passed from this life on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at Gulf Coast Hospital in Panama City. John was born Oct. 24, 1939 in Chipley to the late John Melvin and Pansy (Pell) Boles. Mr. Boles worked as a carpenter and contractor, seven years ago, he retired and moved back to Chipley. Mr. Boles was of the Freewill Baptist Faith and attended Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Chipley.
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In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Maureen (Dean) Boles and a son, David Boles.
Survivors include one son, Mark Boles and wife Linda of Tallahassee; one daughter, Lisa Sanderson (Bruce) of Tallahassee; one brother, Gene Boles of Southport; two sisters, Joann Walsingham of Chipley and Ann Alfassa of Bonifay; four grandchildren, Johnathan Blackburn, Anthony Blackburn, John Tyler Boles and wife Leah, and Shanelle Sanderson; one great grandson, Noah Chance Sanderson; several nephews, nieces, and special friend, Merlene Croft.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Owen officiating. Interment followed at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery with Brown Funeral Home directing. Visitation was held from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at Brown Funeral Home Main Street Chapel. Friends and family may sign the online register at http://www.brownfh.net/.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Oct. 9, 2013