AIKEN, SC—Arnold Garrett Boone, age 94, entered into rest Saturday, September 29, 2018.
Mr. Boone was born May 16, 1924 in Nebo, NC to the late Edward D. Boone and the late Mary Ann Boone. He was drafted into the US Army and actively served his country in WWII. He served a full tour and was stationed under General McArthur in the Philippines. He also guarded Japanese Prisoners of War. After the war, he was employed with General Motors until his retirement; a career which spanned many decades. He moved to Aiken, SC in the 1980’s, having lived in Flint, Michigan until his retirement. Mr. Boone always put the needs of his family first and enjoyed playing golf.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Boone was preceded in death by his siblings: Cartha, Gurthle, Mary Catherine, Dan, and Edward.
He is survived by nephews, James K. Boone, Dr. Robert D. Boone (Nori Fields Boone), David Boone, all of Aiken, SC, and Roger Jaynes, Greenville, SC; niece, Mary Elizabeth Boone, Raleigh, NC; and several other nieces, nephews, and extended family.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 13, 2018 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Marion, NC. The family will receive friends following the service at the graveside.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St NW, Aiken, SC 29801.
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy for the Boone family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com