Howard Hunt Boone, 95 of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Preceded in death by his wife and love of his life for 70 years, Mildred Dean Petty Boone along with two sisters and six brothers. Survived by his daughter, Nancy (Jimmy) Carroll, grandson, Steve (Blair) Carroll, great-grandson, Bryce Carroll and sister, Bonnie Jean Sloan.
Howard retired from Genesco and was a founding member of Hendersonville First Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. Howard played on the first Hendersonville High School football team in 1941. The family would like to thank all the nurses and techs on the 3rd floor of Hendersonville Medical Center, along with all the staff and his “buddies” at Brookdale who took such good care of him.
A Celebration of Howard’s life will be held at Hendersonville Funeral Home on Friday, February 8th at 11:00AM followed by burial at Spring Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00PM-8:00PM.
Pallbearers will include Steve Carroll, Bryce Carroll, Bruce Hatfield, Walter Sloan, Tommy Boone and Lewis Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will include, Jim Lind, John Baird along with past and present football players from Hendersonville High School.
In lieu of flowers, since he loved his Commandos, donations can be made to the Hendersonville High School football program, attention Coach Beasley, Hendersonville High School, 123 Cherokee Road, Hendersonville, TN 37075.