Having fought a courageous battle with cancer, he finally surrendered his weary body and received his new body in heaven.
His devotion to the study and exhortation of the Bible was known to all of his family, friends and church family members. He had many opportunities during his life to teach in different settings. He served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Waterville Baptist Church, was assistant chaplain at the Bradley County Justice Center, a Bible study leader at First Baptist Church and conducted expositional Bible studies at area churches. At the time of his death, he was teaching a men’s class at First Baptist Church.
He was a martial arts competitor and instructor at the YMCA for many years. He formed lifelong friendships with many of his fellow competitors and students. His love for hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains was contagious and he enjoyed introducing new hikers to his favorite trails, but his favorite hiking companion was his son, Mark.
He was a devoted son, husband, father, brother and friend. Every person he met knew that he lived by the creed that his faith in God and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ were his strength and hope.
Preceding him in death werehis father, Elmer Boring; and grandparents: John and Alice Darnell and Joe and Mildred Boring.
He leaves behind his wife and best friend, Dara Masengil Boring, with whom he celebrated 34 years of marriage; his daughter, Lara Helton and husband, Steven, whom he loved as a son; his son: Mark Boring and future daughter-in-law, Sarah Buckner; mother, Ruth Boring; brother, Greg Boring and spouse, Lori; sister, Melissa Newsome and spouse, Bo; his mother-in-law, Betty Masengil; sister-in-law, Denise Hatfield and brother-in-law, Richard Hatfield; five nephews; one niece; and a great-nephew.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, in the chapel of Grissom Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Wickes of First Baptist Church, Joe Washington, and members of the Doug Boring Sunday school class at First Baptist officiating.
Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with David Croft, Barry Dykes, Steve Goins, Steve Hixson, Mike Jolley and Monty Walker serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Doug Boring Sunday school class at First Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at Grissom Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
We invite you to view the Boring family guest book and send a message of comfort to www.grissomfh.net.