Boone, Phillip Rom (2008)

Obituary of Phillip Rom Boone ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

Mr. Phillip Rom Boone, age 73 of Nebo passed away on Thursday November 20, 2008 at his residence.  A native of McDowell County, he was born on June 10, 1935 to the late Bealer Boone and Arlie Sparks Boone. Phillip was retired from Cooper Electric Company.  He was also a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.  His family will remember him as a loving and devoted father, grandfather and brother.  He will be greatly missed.

Surviving are four children, David Boone and his wife Jennifer of Marion, Danny Boone and his wife Chasity of Marion, Cindy Jones and her husband Charlie of Nebo and Tonya Purser and her husband Michael of Denver, NC; three brothers, Clifford and Harold Boone, both of Marion, and Jerry Boone of Swannanoa; one sister, Vaughtie B. Allison of Marion; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a special son-in-law Michael Harklerode.

A funeral service was held on Saturday November 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Scott Hollifield officiating.  The family received friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial was in Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of McDowell County at 575 Airport Road Marion, NC 28752, or to the American Lung Association at 3801 Lake Boone Trail Suite 190 Raleigh, NC 27607.  An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday November 26, 2008 Volume 14 # 47