Former commissioner Carl Boon dies

Published 4:39 pm Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Carl Boon knew how to get things done.

Whether it was in business, in politics or in the community,  people could count on him to do what he said he was going to do.

On June 2, the two-term county commissioner died.

“There was never a time that I called Carl Boon about the ministry, issues to the county, the political party, or to sponsor a Little League team … I never heard the word no,” said current County Commissioner Mark Jones. “He was a giver. He has invested so much in this county.”

Retired owner of Piece Goods, he and wife Helen moved to Bermuda Run in 1972. He later purchased Whip-O-Will Farms, where he raised prized Brangus cattle.

County Commissioner John Ferguson was a friend of Boon’s, and traveled with him to Knoxville, Tenn. to see the University of Tennessee football play football (Boon rarely missed a game.). “He did an awful lot for this county,” Ferguson said. “There are a lot of youth in this county who are better off because of the work Carl Boon did.”

A Rotarian, Boon was active in the Mocksville Rotary Club, and helped start the Hillsdale Sunrise Rotary Club in Advance.

“He was such an effective person,” said County Commissioner Dan Barrett. “He was very persuasive. He could work with anybody.”

He was active in the chamber, having received the E.C. Tatum Humanitarian Award. He had also been a member of the Mebane Foundation board.