Lee Boone

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 16, 2010

Lee Andrew Boone
Lee Andrew “Pop” Boone, 94, of Old Carrsville Road departed this life while a patient in East Pavilion on July 13, 2010.
His good friend, Roger Owens, was with him when he transitioned.
Lee was the born April 16, 1916, the first child of James W. and Beulah Hill Boone.
“Pop” was a veteran of World War II, a mason and served on the Isle of Wight County Planning and Zoning Board. Until his health prevented it, he was an avid fisherman, pool player, hunter and a master storyteller (family historian).
“Pop” was a farmer, businessman, school bus driver and custodian for Isle of Wight County Public Schools. For many years, he operated a sawmill and a convenience store.
“Pop” also operated Boone’s Park, a place for social gatherings, dances and baseball games, where he was the catcher for the Carrsville Slides. Some entertainers who performed at the park were Otis Redding, Bob Marshall and the Crystals, and Emmet and the Dolphins of Franklin.
“Pop” also enjoyed a great rapport with the students on the bus and at school. The children looked forward to receiving the sweet treats that he kept for them in his pockets.
He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 49 years, Lessie Picot Boone; his brother, James Willie “Buddy” Boone Jr.; and his sister, Eleanor “Toot” Clark.
“Pop” leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted daughter who was his caregiver, Levonne Boone-Randolph; sons Andrew Bernard Boone (Saundra) and Rodney Boone (Sabrina), both of New Jersey; a brother, Lindsay Boone of Washington, D.C.; grandchildren Andrew Randolph, Randy Edwards, Rodney D. Boone, Andrew Boone, Jr., Chad Boone, Nikia Alleyne, Isaiah Boone and Nadia Leonard; great-grandchildren Arianna Edwards, Cory Jones, Amare Boone, Nikia Alleyne Jr., Alexus Heads and Marcus Jones; a sister-in-law, Mabel Picot of Franklin; a nephew, Bobby Boone of Carrsville; a niece, Dr. Sandras Barnes of Readville, MA; a great-niece, Lori Boone-Lawrence (Billy) of Carrsville; a special “daughter,” Cora Burnette of Franklin; and nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Pulaski Baptist Church, 6431 Carrsville Highway, Carrsville, with the Rev. R.E. Rodgers delivering the message.
Burial will be in Picot Cemetery.
On the day of service, his remains will be placed in church for viewing by 11 a.m. A traditional service with dignity will be conducted by Wm. M. Johnson & Sons 224 S. Main St., Franklin.
Share condolences with the family at www.wmjohnsonandsons.com.