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Phillip Rom Boone

June 10, 1935 ~ November 20, 2008 (age 73)
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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 will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Westmoreland Chapel with Rev. Scott Hollifield officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be 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.

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