John Boone, age 73, of Elk Park, North Carolina passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, NC.

He was born on August 27, 1944 in Avery County, North Carolina, a son of the late John Boone and the late Mable Cook Boone.
John retired after 30 years of service, from the N.C. Department of Corrections as a correctional officer. He made many friends during his time with the Correctional Institute.
John has served as Mayor of Elk Park since December of 2009. The town of Elk Park was his passion, and he was always working to make it better. He loved his grandchildren, and worked hard to make the Town of Elk Park’s park a safe place for all children to be able to play.
John was instrumental in bringing karate to this area, and taught so many people the lessons of patience and tolerance. He will be remembered as a loyal friend by many and will be greatly missed by his family and this community.
He attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He was a member of Cranberry Lodge and had recently been inducted into the Shrine. John had many interests including softball and NASCAR.
A loving father and grandfather, John leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife of 53 years, Melba Oxendine Boone of Elk Park, NC; Daughter, Tammy (Brad) Benfield of Elk Park, NC, Son, Daniel (Brandy) Boone of Elk Park, NC, Son, Tyler Boone of Elk Park, NC.
Grandchildren: Faith, Laken, Jesiah, Malachi, Bentley and Braxton
Brother: Jackie Boone of Elk Park, NC
Half Brothers: Jim Boone, Mike Boone, Larry Boone, Steve Boone, Herman Boone and Jeff Boone all of Roan Mountain, Tennessee.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
Service will begin at 5:00PM with Rev. Allen Laws officiating.
The family will be having a private graveside.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like to ask that memorials in John’s memory be made to the Town of Elk Park to be used for the Town Park.
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The care of John and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland.
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