GASTONIA - Kermit Andrew Boone, 70, passed away Aug. 29, 2014, at Abbeville Nursing Home, Ab-beville.
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He was born Oct. 28, 1943, in Rutherford County, son of the late Ruby Skidmore and Roy L. Boone Sr.
Kermit was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Gastonia and a fireman with the City of Gas-tonia for many years. He was an avid sports fan who loved golf, football, baseball, basketball and racing.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the nursing home staff and administration of Abbeville Nursing home and a very special friend, Amanda Mayo.
A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia, officiated by Dr. John Pelonero.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Hollywood Cemetery.
Kermit is survived by his daughter, Amber Drawdy of Myrtle Beach, SC; brothers, Cecil Boone of Greenwood, SC and Melvin D.
Boone of Kings Mountain.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Boone; son, Stevie Andrew Boone; brothers, Roy, Charles, Joe and Leslie Boone; sisters, Clarebell Robenson Tintera and Justin Ann Pressnell.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, NC 28150.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Funeral Service and Crematorium, Gastonia.
A guestbook is available online at www.greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Westside Chapel
216 Archie Whitesides Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Aug. 30, 2014