Title: Paul Hollis Boone
Title: Family Bible
Author: Johnnie Jean (Mitchell) Boone
Publication: Started December 1950
Note: Born in the years before the Great Depression, Paul Hollis Boone was born at the family home in Cisco, Eastland County Texas in 1926 to a poor dirt farmer and his wife.
Paul was eleven when his mother "Nellie" died. He spent his teen years growing up wild, roaming from place to place around Ellis, Navarro, Henderson, Johnson and Eastland Counties. He's often told me about his times with his grandfather John M. Honea and his Uncle Floyd Honea who helped raise him after his mother's passing. Paul's father Pete was never the same after Nellie's death and didn't have much to do with his youngest son. Olney and "Tot" (Paul's older brothers) were already married and out on their own when their mother passed away.
Paul served in the United States Navy, after his time was up, he entered the United States Air Force where he served for a couple of months. He developed a internal stomach problem and was given a Medical Discharge from the Armed Services.
His first wife's name was Betty Sessums and he married her when he lived in California just after coming out of the service. They seperated after a couple of weeks of living together. Paul then returned to Texas where after his divorce was finialized in November of 1950, he married 17 year old Johnnie Jean Mitchell on December 9, 1950. He had dated Jean since she was 15 years old. Jean was the daughter of Bert Littleton Mitchell and his wife Bonelyn Loving Mitchell. Paul spent a lot of time with the Mitchell's, sometimes sleeping on the couch at their home on Edgecliffe Street in Oak Cliff. Bonnie treated him like a son and he was with her in the hospital when Bonnie died.
After he and Jean were married, they honeymooned in San Diego and Riverside California while visiting Olney and "Tot".
Places Paul, Jean and their kids lived were; Albuquerque New Mexico, and Utica Illinois. Places in Texas that he and his family lived were; Dallas, Malakoff, Athens, Pittsburg, Eustace, Mabank, and Irving. Most of the time they lived in Dallas Texas, were the kids spent their youths.
For years, Paul drove a Semi-Truck for various companies. "Groendyke, Charles Matthews, Jordan Distributors" and others.
Each year Paul took his family on vacations. Places visited were; Belle Vista Arkansas, Carlsbad New Mexico, Riverside and El Cajon California, Tucson Arizona, Galveston and Corpus Christi Texas and Colorado.
After 42 years of marriage, Jean died August 6th of 1993, just 18 days shy of her 60th birthday. Paul was out of town when her death occured. His brother "Tot" has died July 30, 1993 just one week before Jean did and Paul was out in California attending his brother's funeral.
Just three years after his wife's and brother's death, Paul was diagnoised with Cancer of the Lungs and Enphysema, and underwent several months of radiation treatments. His cancer is now in remission for two and half years.
He met Velma Ivey Williams Runion and married her on March 15, 1996. Military Service:
Served in World War II in The United States Navy between the years 1944-1946 on the USS LST 754.
August 24, 1999
Athens Daily Review
Paul H. Boone
Services for Paul H. Boone, 73, of Athens are pending with Foster & Brown Funeral Home in Athens.
Mr. Boone died Aug. 23, 1999 in Athens.
Athens Daily Review
August 25, 1999
Paul Hollis Boone
Services for Paul Hollis Boone, 73, of Log Cabin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Foster & Brown Funeral Home Chapel in Athens. Mr. Hollis(mistake) died August 23, 1999, in Athens.
He was born March 1, 1926, in Cisco to Peter Stephens Boone and Nellie Milvinie Honea Boone. Formerly of Dallas, he had lived in Henderson County since 1993. He served on the USS LST 754 in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of VFW Post # 4376 in Trinidad.
Mr. Boone was proceeded in death by his wife, Johnnie Jean Mitchell Boone; brother, Arles Edward "Tot" Boone of Riverside, Calif; and grandson Shawn Paul Kees.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Dell Williams of Log Cabin; son and daughter in law, John Paul and Margaret Ann Boone of Fort Worth; daughters and son in law, Holli Jean and Travis Roland Kees of Eustace and Kristi Lynelle Willard of Eustace; brother and sisters in law, Olney Floyd and Jewel Boone of El Cajon, Calif., and Grace Boone of Riverside, Calif; grandchildren, John Michael Boone, Jeremiah Scott Boone, Jacob Daniel Boone, Joseph Hollis Boone, Travis Roland Kees II, Aaron Hoke Kees, Landen Leo Willard and Kasey Elizabeth Hill; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
1930 Foard Co., Tx. Census
ED 1 Crowell Township
2nd April 1930
Line # 58, Dw # 24 Fm # 24
Boone, Pete rents home $6 48 male GA GA GA age at 1st marriage 32 Laborer Road Construction
Boone, Nellie wife 34 female TX TX AR age at 1st marriage 18
Boone, Olney F. son 15 male TX
Boone, Arles E. son 10 male TX
Boone, Paul H. son 2 5/12 male TX
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