OBITUARY

Ernie Lee Boren

October 31, 1946January 18, 2018
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Ernie Lee Boren, age 72 of Jackson, passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at his home in Madison County.

He was born on October 31, 1946 in Jackson, TN to the late Sidney and Edith Laverne Tidwell Boren.

Ernie is survived by his son, Trent Boren of Jackson; his soul-mate and mother of his only son, Janice Boren of Jackson; sisters, Annie L. Pierce (Richard) of Murfreesboro, TN, and Susan Gill of Lexington, KY; and two brothers, Larry Boren (Barbara) and Robert Boren (Judy) both of Jackson.

Ernie served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He earned several medals, including the Purple Heart and the Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Bronze Service Stars.

He retired from BellSouth in 2002 with 33 years of service.

Ernie was an avid deer hunter here in Tennessee and also loved going to Colorado to hunt elk. After his retirement, he regained his love for two wheels and traveled a lot of the countryside on his Harley attending rallies in many states. He made many dear and lasting friendships while at these rallies.

A celebration of Ernie’s life will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at VFW Post 1848, 3803 N. Highland Ave., Jackson, TN 38305.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Tennessee State Veterans Home, 2865 E Main St., Humboldt, TN 38343 or to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Miami, FL 33134.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Sunday, January 27, 2019
REMEMBERING

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Wayne Holmes

January 22, 2019

Long time neighbors on College and Hamilton streets.
I took over Ernie's Jackson Sun paper route. Route #41

Freddie & Rachael Wilkes

January 21, 2019

Ernie was a dear friend, close neighbor, and fellow veteran. We shared many laughs and long talks with him at his home. He was a faithful lawn customer for four years too, he was our favorite customer but with the dustiest yard haha. It was always fun to talk to him, we’d spend hours out in the driveway laughing and sharing what was new in our lives. He loved sharing stories about the bike rallies he frequented. It’s still hard to believe he is no longer here. He is a decorated veteran, upstanding gentleman and one heck of a friend! We look forward to seeing you again on the other side! Love you Ernie. You will be greatly missed.

Bo Neely

January 21, 2019

Ernie was a good and Conscientious telephone employee. When running into him around Jackson he always had time to talk and tell you what was going on with him as well as to ask you how life was with you. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to the family and friends.

Dan & Gerri Gremaud

January 21, 2019

Ernie was truly one of a kind. He knew no strangers. We met Ernie at a rally and after that looked forward to seeing him every year. He sure loved telling his stories. He will be truly missed. Our condolences to his family. Save us a seat at your campsite Ernie because we will be seeing you again.

Charlie & Bernadette Jones

January 21, 2019

Ernie was was of a kind and loved hearing his stories. Always made us laugh.

Stephanie and Ralph McCarver Jr

January 20, 2019

Mr. Ernie was a great person that always made people smile. Mr. Ernie will be greatly missed . Glad we had the pleasure of getting to know him. RIP

Jeanie Lowe

January 20, 2019

Ernie was definitely a one of a kind he is going to be missed at the rallies I loved hearing him tell stories of everything love and rest in peace my dear friend

Thomas Price

January 20, 2019

I am so sorry for the family's loss! What a legacy, a decorated veteran! Ernie did what many of us could not, did not or would not! I commend his service to our nation AND offer my condolences to Larry , Robert and the family.

Doug Gregory

January 20, 2019

Ernie was a wonderful person . It is an honor to call him my friend .

Dawn Kerley Bos

January 20, 2019

Many memories of Ernie lee , when we would come to Jackson to visit from Michigan. Prayer for all of the family. God bless !!

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