July 24, 1937 ~ May 31, 2012
EVERETT MOSES LEE BOONE
SUNRISE JULY 25, 1937
SUNSET MAY 31, 2012
Everett was born in Chuckatuck Virginia on July 25th 1937 to the proud parents Everett Moses and Elizabeth Boone. He was the oldest of three children in this union. Everett was the proud brother of sisters Ileane and Mattie. Everett was a very loving and protective brother, defending his sisters whenever he deemed it necessary. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, where he played football and ran on the track team. One of his favorite sayings was 'I'm just a high school graduate' as he engaged in some technical point or argument where he clearly had a depth of knowledge superior to that of his opponent. Everett possessed a unique sense of humor and a wry wit which made him a joy to be around.
Upon graduating from high school, Everett spent one year at Virginia Technical Institute (on scholarship), where he pursued a major in industrial design. Deciding this was not his desired career path he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, where he served from 1956 until 1978 achieving the rank of Gunnery Sargeant. He was a staunch patriot and earned several commendations for service to his country.
While home on leave in 1965, he reunited with and married a friend, Hannah Louise King (Boone). Their family came to consist of three sons, Anthony (Tony) Albert(Al) and Everett (Evie) Boone. Upon retiring from the military Everett embarked upon one of his many civilian careers. He was a teacher, a building inspector, a self- employed entrepreneur and a consultant. In preparation for his civilian careers Everett earned a vocational teaching credential from the University of California and construction inspectors certifications from the State of California. Everett spent his leisure time fishing, golfing, traveling and dreaming of different lifestyles. Everett was a member of Retired Armed Service Personnel (R.A.S.P), Tri-City Afro American Cultural and Historical Society (TCAACHS) and several organizations associated with his building inspection career. One of his favorite pastimes was cooking gourmet type meals. He was quite skilled and welcomed comment on his efforts. The many good meals he served are appreciated by all who tasted them.
Preceding Everett in death were his Mother Elizabeth, his Father Everett Moses and sister Ileane. Left to mourn his memory are his three sons Tony Boone, Albert Boone and Everett Boone (Eve) , his sister Mattie Green (Joe), His ex-wife Hannah Louise King Boone, Grandchildren , Nieces and nephews as follows: Grandchildren(5) Chanell Boone, Tamara L.Boone, Sharday R.Boone, Albert L. Boone and Aniyah L.Boone. In addition, there are four great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great, great nieces and nephews. Everett is also remembered fondly by his long time childhood friend Henry King. Many friends of diverse backgrounds and interests are saddened by their loss of a dear and entertaining playmate. Ask anyone among his circle of friends and they will speak to you of Everett's generosity, his love of life, his respect for people and their beliefs, his tolerant and non- judgmental nature and his love of pranks. Everett endured his many illnesses without complaint and was as valiant in his last battle as he was in the many which preceded it. A friend, loved and mourned by all who knew him, Everett will not be forgotten. His presence in our lives made the world seem special. Everett Boone; Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather Uncle, Great Uncle and devoted friend we salute you!
The family would also like to give special thanks to Henry King, brother in law and lifelong friend, and uncle for making sure our father wishes were conducted as he wished, and to Sam And Doris Rutland, for making our burden a lot less painful, your help has allowed us to understand why our father chose you to oversee his affairs and we are truly blessed to have you as friends of this family and to the late Herman Flicklin and his wife Jean Flicklin for their support over many years.
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I love you uncle sorry I wasn’t there but I will see you soon.