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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.  


  • Sue & Cliff Beasley Posted September 7, 2022 11:22 am

    With great sympathy over your loss, we send love and prayers to Doug’s family. He dedicated his life and kindness to his family, friends and sports. His devotion to Linda’s illness and his following of his children and grandchildren was most important. It is a pleasure to have had Linda and Doug as lifelong friends to Cliff and I as we joined them on ballfields and community events. Prayers.

  • Kaye Anderson Posted September 7, 2022 12:55 pm

    So sorry. Prayers 🙏🙏 and comfort for the family.

  • Dorothy Ekwubiri Posted September 7, 2022 3:43 pm

    Accept my condolence
    God understands all and has granted him eternal grace and rest. He is in a place of no Pain of any kind. In all, God’s Name is Glorified. IT IS WELL.

  • Nancy Cash Posted September 7, 2022 5:26 pm

    My condolences to the Doug Boone family.

  • Donna Jackson Posted September 7, 2022 5:55 pm

    Your family is in our prayers.

  • Jan Andrews Posted September 7, 2022 6:41 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Doug was a fine man.

  • Bro. Ronald Smith Posted September 7, 2022 10:18 pm

    Rodney. Kim and Bryan, I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of Doug, we. all grew up together like family. My prayers and condolences to you and the rest of the family

  • Brenda Brogden Posted September 7, 2022 10:43 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Doug’s passing. He was such a nice man and a pleasure to work with. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Phillis Moore Posted September 7, 2022 11:16 pm

    Kim and your family I am truly sorry to hear about Doug, you all have my condolences and prayers.

  • Lana and Jerry Posted September 8, 2022 12:27 am

    Sending Hugs and Prayers for Comfort and Healing to this Wonderful Family!! So Very Sorry for Your Loss!!! Jerry and I are very Thankful that we got to spend some time with Doug a couple of weeks ago!! We talked about Family, Fishing,and Sports …All Truly Loved by Him!!! He will Be Missed!!❤️🙏

  • Doug and Marie Jones Posted September 8, 2022 1:41 am

    So sorry to hear the passing of your father .May God comfort you in the coming days.🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • Ben and Betty Posted September 8, 2022 2:06 pm

    Kim ,Rodney and Brian…we were sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. He was truly a great guy. I enjoyed working with him at JUH. Ben and I use to talk to him about baseball, his grand daughter playing softball, fishing and Brooklyn when we would run into him at the grocery store. Sometimes we would spend 30 mins or more talking. He will be missed. Our thought and prayers will be with you during this time.

  • Wayne & Linda Elms Posted September 8, 2022 4:59 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with our former neighbors. God wrap His loving arms around the family and give you comfort and strength.

  • Derek Epps Posted September 8, 2022 5:42 pm

    I am truly sorry for the loss of the patriarch of the Boone family Mr. Douglas Boone. I have many fond memories of Doug from my adolescence and I am sure many many others. do as well.He was great man, a true father and a good friend to many. Missed but never forgotten.

  • Donna Watson Holloman Posted September 8, 2022 8:01 pm

    My love and prayers are with you Kim Rodney and Brian and your family.
    Please let me know if I can do anything to help you

  • Jennifer McCue Posted September 9, 2022 9:17 am

    Kim and family, so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. It sounds like he had a wonderful life. May your sorrows be few, when you relive your memories

  • Michael Arnold Posted September 9, 2022 10:30 am

    Anytime I’ve envisioned Doug it was in a team uniform and with a baseball bat in hand, ready to strike. He was one of the good ones in Butner. Sorry for your loss.

  • Myron Watson Posted September 14, 2022 12:06 pm

    Lisa and I see our condolences to Rodney, Kim, Brian and the family. Uncle Doug was a kind loving man and will always be missed.

  • Myron Watson Posted September 14, 2022 12:07 pm

    Lisa and I see our condolences to Rodney, Kim, Brian and the family. Uncle Doug was a kind loving man and will always be missed. Take care

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