Henry Chester "Chet" Boone, born September 9, 1938, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the age of 81. Chet spent his formative years in Gates County, NC ; he entered the Marine Corps after high school, and later earned a degree in accounting and a Master’s in Business from the University of Richmond. Chet moved with his family in 1969 to Emporia, VA where he worked as a CPA and was well known for his community work in Rotary, Ruritan, YMCA and Main Street United Methodist Church. After retiring from his work life, Chet remained committed to his community work while dedicating himself to his passions. He earned another degree, this time in fine furniture making; he trained in cooking and gardening and became a fixture in southside Virginia as he travelled on his bike.
Chet is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane Ipock Boone, his children: Hank, Bill, Bob and his wife Chantal, Alex (Betsy) and her husband Gary Nelson; seven grandchildren, Laura, Kiara, Kyle, Sarah Mia, Alan, Stephanie, and Cade. He is also survived by extended family including his sister Edna and her husband Heber Eason, his brother Robert and his wife Lynda, and numerous beloved nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Doris Greene Boone and his brother Bill.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Durrance officiating. Chet’s family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall following the service.