Larry R. Boone
FUNERAL HOME
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home - Lake City
3596 South Highway 441
Lake City, FL
Larry R. Boone, 70, of Lake City, passed away on Sunday evening, May 9, 2021 at the North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville after a sudden illness. He was born in Carthage, Illinois on March 12, 1951 to the late Russell and Margaret Hockersmith Boone. He was a United States Navy Veteran and worked foy many years as a Physician's Assistant with the VA Medical center in Lake City, retiring in 2008. Larry was an easy-going person and was always the life of the party. He graduated from the University of Florida and was a staunch supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Florida Gators. He also coached baseball and soccer here in Lake City. He was known as a soccer pioneer in the area. He also loved to play golf, travel and boat with family in his spare time. Larry was very much a family man. He and his wife never missed a ballgame for their sons nor for their grandchildren. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart of 55 years, Lana Boone of Lake City; sons, Eric Boone (Melissa) of Lake City and Ryan Boone (Bettina) of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Jacob, Emma, Owen, Ayden, Cooper and Laney; siblings, Jon Boone (Rhonda) of Leesburg, Bev Christofferson of Iowa, Bob Boone (Susan) of California/Arizona, Richard Boone (Janet) of Iowa, Allan Boone (Deena) of Arizona and Lori Wyse (Jerome) of Arizona. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends also survive.
A memorial service for Mr. Boone will be conducted on Friday, May 14, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. in the Gateway-Forest Lawn Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM (one hour prior to the service) at the funeral home. No ties or coats are necessary; the family asks that everyone dress casual as Larry would.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. US HWY 441, LAKE CITY, FL, 32025, 386-752-1954. Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com.
Published by Lake City Reporter on May 12, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
May
14
Memorial Gathering
3:30p.m. - 4:30p.m.
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441, Lake City, FL
May
14
Memorial service
4:30p.m.
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441, Lake City, FL
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Jody and Craig Swartzbaugh
May 13, 2021
Lana and Family, Ken I were so sorry to hear that Larry had passed away. He was a special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Ken & Ann McCall
Ken & Ann McCall
Friend
May 12, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
May 11, 2021
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