Marvin Lewis Boone was born Sunday, April 9, 1944 to the late Edom Henry, Sr. and Savannah Boone, St. Louis, MO. He attended high school at Hadley Tech.
Marvin learned to drive early and went to work with his father at their family owned parking garage in downtown St. Louis. He joined the United States Navy at the age of 17. Stationed in Subic Bay, Philippines. While in the Navy he had the pleasure of doing the things he loved such as boxing and maneuvering boats. He boxed competitively during his time while serving his country, representing the Navy in matches fought during his enlistment.
Marvin was avid also in martial arts. He was proficient in using firearms and horseback riding. He had his own horse stables in Wentzville, MO. He would ride during parades and other celebrations. Marvin was very talented, he played drums, guitars, keyboard, and saxophone; he loved jazz music. He also loved golf, "which was his mistress". He also held a love for fast cars and motorcycles, that he shared with his brother Allen.
In 1966 Marvin joined the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as a police officer and detective from February 1966 to January 1976. He was the first African American motorcycle policeman; he served with William “Bill” Monroe and Mike Beck. They became lifelong friends. Also, Charles “Soup” Campbell (Superman), is a lifelong and special friend.
Marvin's biological son, Adam, whom he loved dearly, was born in 1991 in Atlanta, GA.
Marvin passion for golf, relocated him to Jacksonville, Florida where he met the love of his life, wife for life, Pamela Durr. She was the blessing he was looking for.
Marvin Boone was preceded in death by his parents, Edom Henry, Sr. and Savannah Boone and his brother, Edom Henry Boone Jr.
Marvin is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Boone; children, Adam Antone Boone, Tarico (Terella) Williams, Shandra (Richard) Rose, Denise Jones; grandchildren, Erin McBride, Jasmine (Anderson) Premas, Brittany (Will) Cooper, Ayanna Jones, Cydney Williams, Cedric Flanders, Jr., Maya Hagan, Jimmie Martin; Great Grands, Irie Martin, Daniel Ealey, III, Elizabeth Premas; siblings, Alexander (Dorothy) Boone, Leonard (Dorothy) Boone, Allen (Gamaliel) Boone, Laverne (Erick) Bland, Sharon (Michael) McLarren, Paula (Mark) James, Pervis (Priscilla) Durr; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held November 6, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. both at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073.
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