Boring, Joe "Wilburn" (Cleveland)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Joe “Wilburn” Boring, 78, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at the VA Hospital in Nashville.

He was a veteran of the United States Navy. Joe was a member of Waterville Baptist Church and was a part of the Faithful Workers Sunday School class. He was a master custom cabinet maker for many years. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Alexander Boring and Mildred Janet Kirkpatrick Boring; sister, Willie Mae Whiteside; and brother, Elmer Boring. 

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Bennett Boring of Cleveland; sons, Joey Boring and wife, Karen of Anderson, SC and Jimmy Boring and wife, Christen of Cleveland; daughters, Renee Davis and husband, MSgt (Retired) Doug Davis of Cleveland, Diane McKinney and husband, CMSgt David McKinney of Ft. Walton Beach, FL and Kaye Rahn of Cleveland; 15 grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; brother, Roy Boring of Cleveland; and multiple nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. 

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Allen Lovelace officiating. Interment will follow in Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery. 

His family will receive friends on Friday, September 5 from 5-8 p.m. at the Fike Funeral Home, who has charge of the arrangements.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Waterville Baptist Church Building Fund, 3722 Dalton Pike SE Cleveland, TN 37323. 



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