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John Austin Davis Boone, Jr., 86, passed away on April 15, 2012. Born in Norfolk, VA to the late Lillian Waldrop and John Austin Davis Boone. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert A. Boone. John was a Navy Veteran of WWII, Pacific Theater serving aboard USS Richard M. Rowell DE 403. A proud patriot, he served in the deck division and was a member of the signal gang. USS Rowell served with distinction and participated in five invasions including the Leyte Gulf. He was retired from career civil service, at NARF Bldg. V9. He is survived by his son, John A. D. Boone III; daughter, Madonna Rogers and husband Buck; son, Dennis Boone; and several grandchildren. A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 10 a.m. in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, VA. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Tidewater Drive Chapel is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VFW # 4809, 5728 Bartee St., Norfolk, VA.

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