The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 20, 2014

Edward J. Boone

Star Beacon

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Edward Joseph Boone, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Ed was the loving husband to Judith Ann Boone (Shetler) for 55 years.

Ed was born in Colebrook, Ohio, on Nov. 1, 1938, to Rankin “Jack” and Sophie Boone. Ed graduated from  Grand Valley High School in 1958. On Aug. 29, 1958, Ed married Judy, his high school sweetheart and soul mate.

Shortly after the marriage, Ed joined the United States Army and proudly served a 20 year career (1958-1978). During that time, he received The Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service in ground operations against hostile forces in Vietnam (1966-1967) and The Meritorious Service Award for NCOIC of the military police detachment at the U.S. Hospital Camp OJI, Japan (1969).

After retiring, Ed relocated his family to Fort Myers and began working for the State Attorney’s Office as an investigator for the 20th Judicial Circuit (1978-2003). After retirement, Ed enjoyed his time golfing, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family.

Ed was a magnificent man with a loving family and will be dearly missed. Ed was preceded in death by his dad and mom, Jack and Sophie Boone; brother, Jack Boone; and mother-in-law, Betty Shetler.

He is survived by his wife, Judith Ann Boone; sisters, Donna, Diane and Judy; brother, Daniel; father-in-law, Howard Shetler; brothers-in-law, Howard Jr. and Mike; sister-in-law; Mary; and his children, Pat (Tina), Jimmy, Dede (Jon), Terri (Danny), and Wendy (Kenny). He leaves behind 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery. The family will not receive visitors and are not conducting a service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Lee County Humane Society.

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