Jerry Wayne Boone, age 63, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at home in Sylva. Mr. Boone was born June 6, 1948 in Avery County. He is the son of the late Jeter and Myrtle Johnson Boone. He was preceded in death by a daughter Kara Lianne Boone. He was a veteran of the US Coast Guard. He was current president of the Sequoyah Fund and a member of the Rotary Club, and a member and deacon at Jarrett Memorial Baptist Church, and an avid outdoorsman.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Reva (Young) Boone; three sons, Jason and wife Amanda, Cory and wife Beth, and Stephen Boone and wife Amy of Sylva; one daughter Annalisia Gayle Boone of the home; one brother Larry Boone of Burnsville; one sister Lana Costner of Crossnore, NC, and six grandchildren.
The funeral service was held at 4pm Saturday, May 19 in the Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Cory Boone officiating. The family received friends from 2-4pm Saturday prior to the service. Burial was in Rebels Creek Cemetery in Baskerville, NC at 3:00pm Sunday.
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