James Douglas Boone (Doug)
James Douglas Boone (Doug), 79 a longtime resident of Butner, NC passed away Monday, September 5, 2022 in his home surrounded by his loving family. Doug was born June 2, 1943 in Franklin County to the late James Willard Boone and Roberta Layton Boone. He was the widower of Linda Kaye Gaster Boone.
Doug was educated and received his diploma from Creedmoor High School in 1961. He then married Linda Gaster Boone, September 11, 1965 and made their home in Butner, NC.
Doug received his license as a plumber and worked for John Umstead Hospital where he dedicated 30 years of service before his retirement on July 1, 1996.
Doug was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and loyal friend. Doug’s passions in life included fishing, hunting, racing, sports and watching all of his grandchildren’s games. Doug passed on his passion of sports to his children, by coaching each of them growing up. His competitive spirit lives on through a legacy of four generations and counting.
A graveside service will be held Friday, September 9, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at South Granville Memorial Gardens in Stem N.C. Officiated by Michael Potts. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 8, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Butner.
He is survived by his children, Rodney Douglas Boone (Connie), Kimberly Renee Boone (Neil), Bryan Wayne Boone (Shelley); a sister Jane Rumph (Shelton); six grandchildren, Michael Potts (Taylor), Diamond Hayes (Leon), Kelli Pettis (Timothy), Erin Wyatt (Colby), Renee Boone (Dustin) and Erica Boone; 9 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was proceeded in death by his granddaughter Brooklyn Shea Boone.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.