John Waymon Boole


Mr. John Waymon “Jack” Boole, 79, husband of the late Wanda Sue Boole and a lifelong resident of Deep Creek, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at his home. Born June 1, 1940, in Nassawadox, he was the son of the late Waymon Ledell Boole and Elizabeth Courtney Lewes Williams.

A true Eastern Shoreman, Mr. Boole’s life revolved around the water. In his younger years he worked as a waterman, and later, owned and operated Jack’s Marine, becoming well known for his talent in repairing any outboard motor. Mr. Boole never missed an opportunity to go fishing, whether inland or offshore, and always looked forward to duck hunting season. He was a cat lover and had a special bond with his kitty, “Skamper,” who was always by his side.

Survivors include his children, Melissa Markham Brown and husband, David, and John L. “Jackie Lee” Boole and wife Ann, all of Seaford, Del.; stepchildren, Kevin Bryan Lovell, of Deep Creek, and Karen Lee Lovell, of Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Elizabeth “Libby” Williams and husband, Donnie, of Deep Creek; brother-in-law, Michael Janiszewski, of Onancock; grandchildren, John Markham, Mary Hopkins and husband, Doug, John L. Boole Jr., and Makalia Boole; step-granddaughter, Nicole Lovell; great-grandchildren, Shane Williams and Lucas, Kyle, and Cameran Ross; step-great-grandchildren, Johnny and Kate Wiley; niece, Courtney Williams; nephew, Donnie Lee Williams; Robin and Robert Tyree, who called him granddaddy and always put a smile on his face; and dear friend and fishing buddy, Gene Crockett. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Ida Marie Janiszewski.

A memorial service will be held at the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Fletcher officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in honor of Mr. Boole’s love for kitties, may be made to the S.P.C.A., P.O. Box 164, Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.

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