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Dr William Ratcliffe Boone, Sr

Dr William Ratcliffe Boone, Sr

Birth
Lonoke, Lonoke County, Arkansas, USA
Death 30 Sep 2001 (aged 79)
Garland, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 5855869 · View Source
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Dr. William Radcliffe Boone

William Radcliffe Boone, Sr. died September 30. He was the second of 5 children born to Lemuel and Ledora Couch Boone of Lonoke, Arkansas on August 7, 1922. His family were among its prominent pioneer citizens. His grandfather and father were early pharmacists and operated the town's drug store whose building still bears his name. His mother was a song writer in the 1920's and taught music at the Lonoke schools. He was educated in Lonoke. After graduation he was honored with a congressional appointment from Senator Joseph T. Robinson to the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York in 1941. He saw action in the Pacific as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and received the Purple Heart for wounds received during the invasion on Saipan. He was among the fortunate to survive as Beach Commander at the invasion on Iwo Jima, and was with the first American troops to enter Hiroshima near the War's end. After the War he returned to school at the University of Arkansas to further his education, and eventually moved to Dallas, Texas where he met his future wife, the late Pauline Anne Welnack in 1949. From this union he raised a family of 6 children. He completed his degree in Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri in 1959. After post-graduate training and Board Certification in Family Medicine he began a long and successful career in southeast Dallas. He retired from the office he began practice after 37 years in 1997.

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  • Created by: Dr. William R. Boone, Jr.
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5855869
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr William Ratcliffe Boone, Sr (7 Aug 1922–30 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5855869, citing Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dr. William R. Boone, Jr. (contributor 46506994) .