William 'Big Bob' Boon Jr.


SOMERSET, Ky. -- Mr. William Robert "Big Bob" Boon Jr., son of the late William Robert Boon, Sr. and the late Estelle F. Petrovich Boon, was born September 18, 1941, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and raised in Hicksville, Ohio. He went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 7, 2014, having attained the age of 72 years.

He was united in marriage to "Stevie" L. Cromwell Boon. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include one son, William Robert "Bobby" Boon, III and his wife Paula of Somerset, Kentucky; one daughter, Teresa (and Ricardo) Nault of Zionsville, Indiana; a special companion, Ellie Masterson of Somerset, Kentucky; four grandchildren, D. T. (and Amber) Boon, Tiffany (and Richard) Stephens, Lily Nault and Raymond Nault; four great-grandchildren, Lyla Boon, Walker Stephens, Tinsley Boon and Benjamin Stephens; one brother, John Boon of Toledo, Ohio; and his beloved dog, Sadie Mae.

"Big Bob" was retired from International Harvester, where he worked with plant security and fire protection. He was a kind Christian gentleman who was also a very devoted Ohio State Buckeye supporter. He had served our country in the Navy, having enlisted in 1959. Among his other likes and interests were support of his church and being around both his relatives and church family. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing. He was a kind person who enjoyed life, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He leaves a host of relatives and friends who both mourn his passing and celebrate his home going.

A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening, June 19, at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. The family of Mr. William Robert "Big Bob" Boon will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-7 p.m. A graveside service with military honors will take place Friday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the Linus Slattery Memorial. Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.

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