Moore Funeral Home
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Sunny Hill Pentecostal Church
11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Sunny Hill Pentecostal Church with interment in Boone Cemetery to follow.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Dec. 8, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home. SSG (Ret) James (Jimmy) Boone, age 78, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 890th Engineer Battalion and served as Purvis police chief has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Jimmy Boone, 78, of Purvis, passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the Asbury Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Sunny Hill Pentecostal Church with interment in Boone Cemetery to follow.
Jimmy was a member of the Sunny Hill Pentecostal Church. He was a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and had a long career in law enforcement. He had served as a Lamar County Sheriff’s Deputy and retired as the Chief of Police for the City of Purvis. He enjoyed being with his family and his church family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Carolyn Boone and a sister, Charlotte Saucier.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Shirley Boone of Purvis; four daughters, Deborah (Michael) Nicolosi of Hattiesburg, Tina (Kelly) Anderson of Brooklyn, Vickie (Jeff) Bullock of Hattiesburg, Tonya (Lawrence) Goodwin of Purvis; two brothers, David (Gail) Boone of Baton Rouge, Scott (Charlene) Boone of Purvis; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation for Jimmy will be at 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December10, 2020 at the Sunny Hill Pentecostal Church.