Boone, Michael

Michael Joseph Boone

July 21, 1950 - September 26, 2017

Michael Joseph Boone, age 67, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on September 26, 2017.  He was born July 21, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Hollis Marion and Eula Olive (Tarpy) Boone. On October 20, 1972, Mike married his friend since pre-school, Leta Vee Ulrich in Plano, Texas. Mike lived life to the fullest.  He was a very kind and generous friend to all.  In his spare time Mike loved to go fishing.  He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, photography (especially nature photography) including developing his own pictures, traveling, watching animals, socializing and making new friends.  He loved to make people laugh and he had an extraordinary sense of humor.  Mike never met a stranger.  He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. 

He is survived by his wife, Leta Boone of McKinney, Texas; brother-in-law, Ronnie Peters of Garland, Texas; nieces, Ann Freeman and husband Scott of Mesquite, Texas, Sonya Bell and husband Joe also of Mesquite, Texas, Shera DeMay and husband Mark of Ravenna, Texas; great-nieces, Amanda, Kaitlyn, Lexi, Abbi, Emily and Alyssa; great-nephew, Bryan; a host of other loving relatives and friends.

 

Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Hollis and Eula Boone; sister-in-law, Kathie Peters.

 

A memorial service will be held 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2017 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas.

 

 

 

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Leta, Mike was truly a special man; I feel so fortunate to have met him. He always had a smile on his face even though he was not doing well physically; he had a truly kind soul and I will never forget his generosity. He fought a good fight. God bless him. . . Know that you will see him again, Leta. Heaven gained quite an angel in Mike. God bless you. With love, Carol Carol Zembower, October 6, 2017 Leta, Mike was such a presence and always had such a positive attitude. His shenanigans in the pool always made me laugh, but even more, seeing the two of you together with so much love and care for one another was so wonderful to see. I'm deeply sorry for your loss. Joanna Cox, October 6, 2017 I am so thrilled to have known such a wonderful man. Mike was always there for me as well as many others. The gym will never be the same again without Mike in the deep end of the pool or in the back of the room at Pilates laughing with me! I loved him so much because he was his true authentic self, always. What a special man I was lucky enough to know and be able to call my friend. Much love to you Leta. Sheri Livingston, October 6, 2017 Leta, I cannot be there, but thinking of you and sending prayers that God will comfort you in this very hardest of times. Please come back to water aerobics as soon as you can. Love, Sandy Sandy Burdine, October 5, 2017 My condolences to his family. What a wonderful person Mike was and I was so glad get to know Mike at our water areobics classes. Kathy Manley, October 5, 2017 oh Leta I have been praying and thinking of you and Mike often and how I was sure that you two were doing everything you could think of just to enjoy the day and each other's company. In the message I got it sure sounds like you were doing just that since we last spoke. Thinking now back on our many conversations hearing your stories of Mike and his stubbornness and how it was helping him to get through. Keeping himself busy with household chores like refinishing the door and all that entailed. How you loved and supported each other as you took turns and at times battled this ugly disease together. I so admired that. Looking forward in the days ahead I pray you find comfort in all those wonderful memories. Dawn Cooper, October 4, 2017 Leta: I never got to meet Mike, but do have a memory of him that stuck in my mind. It is from when I was in Plano working with you (on Planview) and we walked out of the building for the night. You were yourself still recovering from surgery and were walking slowly and Mike was there to pick you up. And right as you prepared to open the door of the truck, Mike inched forward and began laughing and then you also started laughing. And I remember thinking how in the midst of all of your health problems, Mike still found it within him to have a little fun. I'm glad he didn't suffer long and that his battle is now over. Brian Bennett, October 3, 2017 Leta, I don't think I ever met your husband, but I certainly know what your next several months will be like. Knowing what is coming doesn't ease the pain. My prayers are with you to give you comfort in the upcoming months. I hope that knowing that he is no longer in pain or discomfort will help ease your sadness. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or you just need someone to talk to.
Diane Sarratt, October 2, 2017 Leta, I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Cindy. Cindy Martin, October 2, 2017