In Loving Memory

Thomas “Jay” Boone, Jr.

- February 4, 2021


Thomas Judge Boone Jr., or “Jay” to his family and friends, celebrated his resurrection day on Thursday, February 4, 2021.  Jay was born on June 24, 1944 in Birmingham. AL.

Jay loved the Lord and served Him well. Following his graduation from Vanderbilt University, University of Texas Law School, and a successful legal career, Jay and his wife, Susan, served the Lord as missionaries in China for over twenty years. While there he taught law at several universities and enjoyed relationships with many Chinese students and teachers as they became followers of Jesus.

His enjoyments in this life were to study God’s Word, support his family, baseball, jazz, blues, dancing, travel, and giving to others.

Jay is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Judge Boone, Sr., and Edna Register Boone. 

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susan Lloyd Boone; his son, Sam, and wife Joy of Cornelius NC; and daughters, Sarah Spencer Boone of Santa Cruz, CA and Ramona Lloyd Boone of Salt Lake City, UT; and his granddaughter, Carolyn Adele “Carrie” Boone.


A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 11:00AM at 3 Circle Church, Fairhope Campus, 10274 Hwy. 104 in Fairhope. The link to watch the livestream of the service is as follows:

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Samaritans Purse at (which will link you directly to his memorial page) or Regent College in Vancouver, BC Canada online at or by check at 5800 University Blvd. Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T2E4.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at

Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. Bob Jacobs

    Peg and I met Jay and Susan when we joined a newly formed small group from 3CircleChurch, 6 or 7 or 8 years ago, who keeps track? Initially we started with 9 couples as a new group and as things happen, we settled down into a 6 permanent couple small group. From the get go, it was obvious that Jay was well versed in our Bible. He added so much to our discussions from his experience as a missionary and his knowledge of Scripture. Jay was a good friend and in need of a resurrected body, we are so pleased that he is at peace with Jesus in that new body, we will most definitely miss him until the time we join him in our Father’s house. Praise God!

  2. Barry Friesen

    Jay was an amazing man who was able to have a positive outlook on life even though he had major physical challenges. I loved his cheerfulness every time he visited Loretta Finke in California. I appreciated his help pro Bono for conservative political campaigns in California.


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