He was born in Sullivan County, IN on Aug. 14, 1924 the son of Charles F. Boone and Mary Ethel Eaves Boone.
He was preceded in death by his parents, also three brothers; baby Charles Boone, James Boone, and Robert Boone, three sisters; Joan Axe, Betty Skaggs, and Mary Brenton.
Harold was a WWII U.S. Army veteran, a member of the Dugger Masonic Lodge #721 for 50 years, and the Sullivan American Legion Post# 139. Harold retired from Indiana State University.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years Virginia Ruth Brenton Boone, whom he married on Oct. 15, 1949; three daughters; Lisa Suzanne Boone of Dugger, Kathy Elaine Jones of Carlisle, Karen Denise Gilbert of Sullivan; two sons, Charles Harold Boone of Dugger, Douglas Eric Boone of Terre Haute; three sisters, Diana Cunningham of Dugger, Patricia Boone of Dugger, Brenda Jones of Indianapolis; 12 grandchildren, Nicole Cook, Melissa Hutchings, Joshua Jones, Mindy Loftus, Misty Baker, Alicia Burger, Megan Taylor, Justin Hawkins, Brianna Boone Tiffany Samuels, Zachary Boone, Ethan Boone; and 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday January 31 at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Pastor Kenny Moyes officiating. Interment will follow in the Dugger Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Dugger, Sullivan, Shelburn, Hymera Legion Posts and the Sullivan VFW Post.
Friends may call from from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday and before service Thursday. Masonic service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.