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Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Center of God Church in West Plains under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains. Burial was in the Union Grove Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 9, 1962, at Batesville, Ark., to Douglas “Jack” Boone and Frances “Gaye” Stevens Boone. On July 19, 1996, he was married at West Plains, Mo., to Shalana Sue Johnson.
Chuck was a well-known radio announcer for 35 years. Before coming to West Plains, he did radio at Missouri State University at Springfield; he worked at KKDY and KHOM in West Plains and K-Kountry 95 in Thayer, as well as announcing West Plains Zizzer football games.
He helped many up and coming artists by playing their songs and had met numerous celebrities during his radio career and won several radio announcing awards.
Chuck was a caring and giving person; always wanting to help others, especially children. He was involved in several charities and fund raisers going above and beyond in helping the community, including St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, United Way, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society. Even though Chuck’s health was declining, he still helped people and was an inspiration to others. He loved golf and bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Shalana Boone, of the family home; one son, Shawn Boone, Mountain Grove, Mo.; and one aunt, Barbara Hickenbotham.
His parents, one brother, Scott Boone, and an infant sister, precede him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.