January 8, 1933 January 17, 2017
Virgil LaVon “Boone” Dunkin, 84, of Gonzales passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Boone was born January 8, 1933 in Hannibal, Misssouri to Virgil Dunkin and Eula Silkey Dunkin. He was a member of Two Rivers Bible Church and United Teamsters #720.
Boone married Jan Hayes on September 20, 1991 in Garner State Park. Boone grew up in Aurora, Illinois, where he attended school and graduated from high school.
Boone immediately joined the USAF and worked as a meteorologist during the Korean War.
After being honorably discharged from the United States Airforce, Boone went to work for Pepsi Cola and shortly thereafter began a 35 year career with Yellow Freight where he made long and short hauls.
Boone loved to fish, fresh or saltwater really made no difference, he loved the sport.