December 16, 1932 ~ June 9, 2000

Born in: Washington, DC,
Resided in: Weaverville, NC

Kyle Clayton Boone, 67, of 56 Oxbow Crossing, Weaverville, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

A native of Washington, DC, he was a son of the late William Kyle and Irvel Elizabeth Lowry Boone. He was a graduate of Oak Hill Academy in Virginia and served in the US Army in Japan during the Korean Conflict.

He received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI) and was registered to practice in ten states and the Virgin Islands. He was a member of the National Association of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the Construction Specification Institute (CSI), and the American Institute of Architects.

Mr. Boone came to Asheville in 1963 as an apprentice with the firm of Six Associates and he began his own practice, Boone Associates, in 1967. Among his design accomplishments are the Canton Municipal Complex and Town Hall, the Macon County Courthouse, the McDowell County Administration Building, and the North Buncombe High School.

He was also a licensed real estate agent and licensed general contractor. Mr. Boone also helped pioneer the development of low income housing for senior citizens in WNC.

He was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences and by Gov. James Martin to the NC Energy Task Force. He also served as an appointee to the Southeast Region of HUD.

He was a Past-president of the Weaverville Lions Club, former member of the North Buncombe Optimist Club, 32nd Degree member of the Marion, VA, Masonic Lodge, member of the Oasis Shrine and Knights Templar, and lifetime member of the NRA. He was also active with school organizations and PTA and was a member of Weaverville United Methodist Church.

In addition to being a dedicated professional, he enjoyed fly fishing, hunting, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was also an avid Washington Redskins Football fan.

Surviving are his wife of 44 years, Helen Kirk Boone; three daughters, Kyla Boone Fain of Asheville, Helen Elizabeth Boone of Weaverville, and Kathleen Clair Boone of Charleston, SC; one son, Kirk Clayton Boone of Weaverville; four grandchildren, Helen Davis Boone, Carter Lowry Boone, Benjamin Clayton Fain, and Caroline Elizabeth Boone; two sisters, Kathleen Boone VanHoy of Fredricksburg, VA, and Donna Boone Lewis of Asheville; a half brother, William K. Boone, Jr. of Virginia Beach, VA and fifteen nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 6:00 pm Monday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Anthony M. Dowdy officiating. Private burial will be Tuesday in Smyth County, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ThyCa, Inc. (Thyroid Cancer Survivors Assn.), PO Box 1545, New York, NY, 10159-1545.

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  1. Helen and Family,
    Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all and we will continue to pray that somehow you will recieve the strength to bear the present sadness and the loneliness that is ahead due to the loss of your companion for 44 years. Only faith in God can fill the void left by a loss such as you have experienced.
    We’ll be praying for you and we’ll be here if you need us. Harlon & Carolyn

  2. I am very sorry for your loss. I was terribly saddened to hear of Mr. Boone’s death. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed by many.

  3. I am very sorry for your loss. I was terribly saddened to hear of Mr. Boone’s death. He was a wonderful person. He will be missed by many.

  4. We grieve for our own loss as well as that of your family. We will miss you. You were a ‘forever’ friend. Love, Bill & Nita


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