Mr. Kenneth Edwin Boring, 87, of Dalton, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012, in Sea Island.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in World War II. He was a businessman, humanitarian, philanthropist and was a strong supporter of the Salvation Army, Dalton State College, University of Tennessee, Whitfield Healthcare Foundation, Junior Achievement, Maryville College and was an avid tennis player and loved to travel.
He was the son of the late James M. Boring Sr. and Annis Lambert Boring and was preceded in death by his sister, Jo Ann Boring Boyd; brother, James M. Boring Jr; niece, Janet Boring Bandy; and beloved pet, Sam.
Kenneth is survived by his loving family, wife, Dottie Smith Boring of Dalton; daughters and son-in-law, Leah Boring Hill and Jay of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Laura Lynn Boring of Nashville, Tenn.; brother, Harold Boring of Dalton; sister-in-law, Syble Boring of Dalton; brother-in-law, Gilbert Boyd of Lakeway, Texas; nieces and nephews, Marc and Susan Boring of Dalton, Gilbert and Sylvia Boyd and Sarah and Matt Jimenez, all of Texas, and Johnny and Leslie Boring of Atlanta.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Dalton First Presbyterian Church with the Dr. Mickey Shealy, the Dr. John Law and the Dr. Bill Floyd officiating.
Burial will follow in Whitfield Memorial Gardens with full military honors.
The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall of the church Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m.
The family ask that flowers please be omitted and memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1463, Dalton, GA, 30722-1463.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com.
Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements.