Born On: August 14, 1927

Passed On: September 17, 2018

Lawrence R. Boone, Sr.

Larry Boone Sr, a lifelong resident of the Muskegon and Fruitport area, passed away on Monday morning, September 17th. He had been suffering from heart failure and complications from a recent illness.

Born on August 14, 1927 in Winchendon, MA, Larry’s family moved to the Muskegon area when he was two years old. He attended Muskegon Heights Public Schools and graduated in 1946. After serving a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Larry enrolled in college, receiving a bachelor’s degree in education at Central Michigan University and a master’s degree from Michigan State University.

Larry had a distinguished career as an educator, administrator, and coach. He was the first athletic director of Oakridge Public Schools. In 1967, he took the job as principal of the Nunica Bldg., part of the Spring Lake Public Schools and served in that district for 19 years. Larry retired in 1986 and enjoyed a long and active retirement. He married Melda Anderson in 1951 and raised six children. He is preceded in death by Melda, his brother, Daniel and a son Tommy David.

Survivors include his sister, Lillie Solokis of Muskegon; sister-in-law, Marylin Ross of Muskegon; four sons, Lawrence Jr. (Joann) of Cloverville, Michael J. of Fruitport, David P. (Tammy) of FL and Mark C. of Fruitport; daughter, Kimberly S. Lagae of Florida; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Larry will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and countless former students, whose lives he had touched over the years.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Bethel Baptist Church of Fruitport, 213 Oak St., Fruitport, MI 49415. Pastor Lee Coggin will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the church just prior to the service. A luncheon will follow. Floral arrangements may be sent directly to the church.

Arrangements by Shoreline Memorial Services of Muskegon

Visitation Information

Bethel Baptist Church of Fruitport
213 Oak St.
Fruitport, Michigan 49415

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Memorial Service Information

Bethel Baptist Church of Fruitport
213 Oak St.
Fruitport, Michigan 49415

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM

One thought on “Lawrence R. Boone, Sr.

  1. Ted Harry

    I’m so sorry for your loss. This is one of life’s greatest challenges
    that we have to face.
    Jesus said ,did and promised something that gives us comfort and hope.
    In the Bible at John 11:11-14 Jesus liken death to sleep.
    This comfort us in two ways: 1) we are assured by those words that our loved ones are not
    suffering or in pain. 2) If a person is just sleeping he will wake up!
    Notice what Jesus does next at John 11:43-44, this is amazing!
    Jesus promised us something similar at John 5:28,29 what a beautiful hope we have


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