OBITUARY

John Lamar Board

June 5, 1958February 28, 2019
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On Thursday, February 28, 2019, John Lamar Board passed away at the age of 60 after a long battle with cancer.

John was born on June 5, 1958 in Lawton Oklahoma to Harold and Setsuko Board. He joined the US Army in 1976 after graduating from Killen High School. He served in the army from 1976-1982. John met his wife Vicki Lincoln Board when he was stationed in Brussels Belgium. John and Vicki were married on June 7, 1980 in Alexandria, VA. Upon discharge from the Army, John and Vicki relocated to Texas, where he worked at the Texas Department of Corrections for two years and then joined the College Station Police Department. Officer Board is the longest tenured sworn officer for the department and served the College Station community and citizens for 33 years as a patrolman. He retired in August 2017.

John is survived by his wife, Vicki Lincoln Board, his mother Setsuko Shiho Board, his brother, Frank Board and many beloved family and friends. His father, Harold La Mar Board predeceased him in 1997.

John had a passion for animals, model airplanes, flying, guns and science fiction movies and TV shows. John had a quiet demeanor, yet he exemplified honor, was a field training officer role model and guiding force to countless officers throughout his dignified career. Colleagues have said “John always had my back”.

Visitation will be held March 3, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Chapel – College Station, 2901 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held 10:00 am. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at College Station Cemetery, 2530 Texas Avenue South, College Station. Final Honors will be conducted by the College Station Police Department and the American Legion Earl Graham Post #159. A reception will follow at Memorial Funeral Chapel - College Station.

In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to: Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803, or a charity of your choice.

A special thanks to Cancer Center of Bryan, Hospice Brazos Valley, and the College Station Police Department which provided love, care and support during John’s brave and lengthy battle with mouth cancer.

Services

  • VISITATION Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • GRAVESIDE SERVICE Monday, March 4, 2019
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Dan Jones

March 2, 2019

John was a great friend, a great police officer, and the best next door neighbor anyone could have. It was an honor to know him and work with him. John is the perfect example of everything a peace officer should be.

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Biography

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, John Lamar Board passed away at the age of 60 after a long battle with cancer.

John was born on June 5, 1958 in Lawton Oklahoma to Harold and Setsuko Board. He joined the US Army in 1976 after graduating from Killen High School. He served in the army from 1976-1982. John met his wife Vicki Lincoln Board when he was stationed in Brussels Belgium. John and Vicki were married on June 7, 1980 in Alexandria, VA. Upon discharge from the Army, John and Vicki relocated to Texas, where he worked at the Texas Department of Corrections for two years and then joined the College Station Police Department. Officer Board is the longest tenured sworn officer for the department and served the College Station community and citizens for 33 years as a patrolman. He retired in August 2017.

John is survived by his wife, Vicki Lincoln Board, his mother Setsuko Shiho Board, his brother, Frank Board and many beloved family and friends. His father, Harold La Mar Board predeceased him in 1997.

John had a passion for animals, model airplanes, flying, guns and science fiction movies and TV shows. John had a quiet demeanor, yet he exemplified honor, was a field training officer role model and guiding force to countless officers throughout his dignified career. Colleagues have said “John always had my back”.

Visitation will be held March 3, 2019 at Memorial Funeral Chapel – College Station, 2901 Texas Avenue South, College Station, TX from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A graveside service will be held 10:00 am. on Monday, March 4, 2019 at College Station Cemetery, 2530 Texas Avenue South, College Station. Final Honors will be conducted by the College Station Police Department and the American Legion Earl Graham Post #159. A reception will follow at Memorial Funeral Chapel - College Station.

In lieu of flowers, we request donations be made to: Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th Street, Bryan, TX 77803, or a charity of your choice.

A special thanks to Cancer Center of Bryan, Hospice Brazos Valley, and the College Station Police Department which provided love, care and support during John’s brave and lengthy battle with mouth cancer.