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BOATE Terry D. Boate died on August 24th after falling at his home in Gainesville. He was born April 2, 1943 in Lima Ohio. He graduated from Elida High School where he was a standout in Football, Baseball, Track and Basketball. He was selected from All-Ohio in football and attended Wittenberg College in Springfield, Ohio on a football scholarship. After earning his Bachelor of Science in 1965 he taught English and History and coached football, basketball and track in Ohio School System. He relocated to Jacksonville, Florida in 1985 as Agency Manager for Modern Woodmen of America. Terry was a Certified Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant. He lived in Fruit Cove and was a member of Christian Family Chapel in Jacksonville until he moved to Gainesville in 1996. He returned to teaching in 2000 and taught at Bradford High School four years before retiring because of health issues. He was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, an avid college football fan and became a Gator convert. Terry is survived by his wife Sue Boate, three sons, Ben Boate of Savannah, Brent Boate and Brandon Boate of Jacksonville, step-sons, Chet Moody (Sarah) of Orlando, Brian Moody of Atlantic Beach, his beloved grandchildren Shayla and Chase Moody Orlando and his twin brother, Jerry (Carol) of Cincinnati Ohio. Terry s favorite charity can be found at stopchildrenscancer.org Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Sept. 1, 2013
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