Obituary: Joe Phillip Boaz

Friday, March 19, 2010

Joe Phillip Boaz, 59, of Lewisburg, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Mr. Boaz was raised in his childhood home of Parsons, Tenn. He was a graduate of Union University. In 1989 he moved his family to Lewisburg, where he continued as a dedicated member and deacon of the First Assembly of God for over 20 years. He served for 30 years in the Army National Guard Reserves, where he retired as a Lt. Colonel. He also worked for the state of Tennessee as a bank examiner for 23 years.

Anyone who has ever known Joe will tell you that he was a walking, breathing and believing testament to the power of faith in Jesus Christ. Even as his battle with Huntington's Disease ended, he proclaimed the healing power of Christ. And now, that faith has made him whole.

Joe was preceded into light by his father and mother, Tim and Bobby Boaz of Parsons.

He is survived by his sister, Annette King of Mountain Home, Ark.; brother, Tim David Boaz of Parsons; wife, Helen Marie Carter Boaz of Sullivan, Mo.; sons, Joshua Lee Boaz of Crawfordsville, Ind. and Robert Micah Boaz of Chattanooga; and daughter Rachel Joanna (Joni) Boaz-Adams of Sullivan, Mo. He was the proud grandfather to six adoring grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21, at the First Assembly of God in Lewisburg. Burial will follow at Lone Oak Cemetary.

At Joe's request, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America at

Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.