Audrey “Boosie” Box

Death 10 May 2017 (aged 90)
Burial Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 179236336 · View Source
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Audrey B. (Boosie Or Boots) Box, 90, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, peacefully at his Ripley, MS home after an extended illness. He is preceded in death by a son, Paul Layton. He leaves his daughter and son-in-law, Carla and Scott Kuhl of Ripley; his son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Valinda Box of Nashville, TN; his grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Jaromy and Sarah Kuhl of Pensacola, FL; his grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Brent and Tonya Kuhl of Ripley; his grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Seth and Gaby Kuhl of Memphis, TN; and his granddaughter, Shanti Box of Nashville, TN, and his step-granddaughter Camilla Hester of Nashville, TN. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren; Hunter and Hayden Kuhl, AnnElyse and Eleanor Kuhl, Sophia Kuhl, and Tyler Skaggs.

He was born and raised in Tippah County, he was the son of the late Hugh and Virgie (Lewellen) Box. Boosie, the nickname he received as a small child, leaves behind many, many friends who he and his family considers family. He was a lifetime member of the Chapman Church of Christ. He loved sitting by the entry to sanctuary so he could meet and greet members. After graduating high school at Pine Grove, he served in the military. He left home for a short stint in the Navy, and made his career in the National Guard. It was during a training mission at Fort McCoy, WI, that he met and married Sharon Purdy. He served his country proudly during three wars, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.In 1973, he started the Box Motor Company. He not only took pride in his business, but truly relished the friends he made during his time in car sales. Mr. Box was a life time member and past State Commander of the American Legion in 1995-1996. He continued to support and be active in the organization up until the last week of his life. He truly loved post 81. He loved a great meal - he called it a "feed"- socializing, Ray Price and Hank Williams, and county music in general, his Legion buddies, and fishing. He loved a car so big all you could see was his little head behind the wheel.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at McBride Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Cohea officiating and eulogy by Doyle Box. Private graveside service will be at Chapman Church of Christ Cemetery with Military Honors.

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  • Created by: Mavis Clemmer
  • Added: 11 May 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 179236336
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Audrey “Boosie” Box (18 Aug 1926–10 May 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 179236336, citing Chapman Cemetery, Ripley, Tippah County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Mavis Clemmer (contributor 47091146) .