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John Howard Boaz

John Howard Boaz

John Howard Boaz, age 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, March 27.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Baskin Boaz and Louise Boaz; brother, Robert Boaz; and sisters, Margaret Walden, Billie Jo Green, Faye Frederick and Jackie Sandy.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lorene Curtis Boaz; daughter, Tracy Boaz Pritchett; son-in-law, Bart Pritchett; the greatest joy in his life his granddaughter, Payton Pritchett; and a host of dearly loved nieces, nephews and friends.

He grew up in the Kingdom community in Columbiana. After serving his country in the United States Navy he returned home and began dating Lorene Curtis. A whirlwind three-month courtship led to a truly beautiful fifty-eight-year marriage.

John was the president and co-owner of Simsco-Boaz Ductile Iron Works Foundry, which lead them to make Centreville their home for the last 50 years. In spite of health problems, he courageously lived a live full of adventure, accomplishments and happiness.

John loved his Savior, his family and his country. He was the absolute bravest and kindest of men. He will be missed beyond measure, but we are thankful for the love, joy and priceless memories he brought into our lives.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Centreville Baptist Church.

A private graveside service was held at Bay Springs Baptist Church in Shelby.

Pallbearers were Greg Curtis, Cole Curtis, David Reed, Mike Boaz, Rick Boaz, Alan Steele and Adam Steele.

Honorary pallbearers were Eugene Curtis, Hube Jones, Dr. Connie Richardson (a gift straight from God) and her precious staff.

 

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