Timothy O. Boone Sr.Published 6:19pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012
November 18, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS — Timothy O’Keefe “T.O.” Boone, Sr., 54, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, Va., after suffering from long term complications of diabetes.
Tim was born on May 10, 1958, in Suffolk, Va., to the late Mary Jane and James W. Boone Sr. He was a brother to the late James W. Boone Jr., and a surrogate brother to Faye D. Sears. He was married for more than 30 years to Cheryl Worthington Boone. He was a proud graduate of the former Suffolk High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, in the 82nd Infantry Airborne Division. During his service, he rose to the rank of sergeant. After completing his service in the Army, he was employed at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co. for 18 years in the X-33 department. He retired on a disability retirement. He resided in the city of Newport News for 32 years.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Maggie Boone; his maternal grandparents, Johnnie and Adline Brodie; and a host of other relatives.
He is survived by his daughter, Tempestt Boone, of Newport News; his four sons, Dennis Boone (Mayumi), of Sasebo, Japan, DeMontre’ Boone, of Newport News, Timothy Boone Jr., of Richmond, and Aaron Boone, of Durham, N.C.; his surrogate daughter, Whitney Cox Haddox (Kevin), who also resides in Durham, N.C.; grandchildren, Demetria Hinton and Makayla Boone. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary Artis, of Chesapeake; sisters-in-law, Arnitra Worthington, of Newport News, Janie Taylor, of Chesapeake, and Mary Edwards (James), of Owen, Md.; brothers-in-law, Edward Worthington and Tommy Worthington, both of Chesapeake; one aunt, Delma Lassiter, of Suffolk; uncles, Joseph Boone (Maebel), Robert Boone Sr. (Judy), all of Suffolk, and Henry Brodie (Hazel), of Cheraw, S.C.; six nephews; two nieces; and a host of cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held at noon, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Ivy Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and two hours prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association. O.H. Smith & Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.