Arthur  Boone

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Arthur Whitsitt Boone, Jr., Age 91, departed this life June 4, 2019 at The Episcopal Church Home, Louisville, KY. He was the son of the late Arthur W. and Mamie Dickerson Boone and was born in Elkton, Kentucky November 28, 1927. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He married Billie Jean Shumate, July 22, 1956, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, and to this union two children were born. A son, Dr. James Whitsitt Boone (Lesa D.) of Anchorage, Kentucky, and a daughter, Mary Jean Boone (Donna H.) of Powell, Ohio, and 2 grandchildren, Seth Whitsitt and Abigail Ann Boone. His wife, Billie, who preceded him in death, taught private piano for over forty years, and served as Assistant Organist of First Baptist Church, Somerset for more than fifty years.
He accepted Christ at age eleven in Elkton Baptist Church, Elkton, KY, and was a member of First Baptist Church, Somerset for over 63 years, where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Director, Department Director, and teacher. He was a charter member and first President of the Pulaski Baptist Lay Witness Group, and served in various offices of Somerset Southeast Camp of Gideons International. He was active in the Gideons' jail and federal prison ministry and was a short term missionary in Brazil and Poland with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. He served under four Mayors as a Commissioner of the Somerset Housing Authority for over 25 years, and on the Somerset Homeownership Commission. He also was a past member of the Masonic Lodge, Shrine, and volunteered many years with Boy Scouts, United Way and at the Center for Rural Development in Somerset.
He graduated from Bowling Green College of Commerce in 1950 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. He was an insurance claims adjuster for many years with Western Adjustment and Inspection Company and General Adjustment Bureau in Owensboro, Middlesboro and Somerset, Kentucky; then became affiliated with Southern Belle Dairy, Inc. of Somerset. He served as Insurance and Purchasing
Manager and Director of Safety for the latter for over a quarter of a century, before retirement.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Pulaski Funeral Home, Somerset from 12 noon till 2 pm, followed by a funeral service at 2 pm. Burial will follow in Somerset City Cemetery.
Art and his family would like to extend their most sincere thanks to the staff of the Episcopal Church Home and Hosparus Health of Louisville as they have provided wonderful care giving him a loving, caring environment to continue to spread God's love. His participation in his writers group, Feet to the Fire, was one of his most prized accomplishments.
Art requested no flowers, but would prefer that memorials take the form of donations to the Gideon Memorial Bible Plan or the Episcopal Church Home, Louisville, Ky. Pulaski Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family of Arthur Boone.
Published on June 8, 2019
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Carolyn H. Cox
Jun 09, 2019
Art was a good friend and a very special person.
His good cheer and kindness never failed him.
I will miss him.