Daniel Wayne Boone, 60, passed away/went to be with our Lord Friday, July 1, 2016 in Tyler, Texas. He was born to Sidney Darrell Boone, Jr. and Nelda Mckinney Boone on July 30, 1955 in McGregor, Texas. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1973 and moved to Athens to attend Henderson County Junior College as a music major. There he met his cheerleading bride, Mary Janet Regester, whom he married in November of 1975 and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
Dan spent his early career in the hospitality industry in several hotels across Oklahoma and Texas. In 1985, he transitioned into the restaurant industry and spent the next 36 years building, managing, operating, and owning in Louisiana and Texas. In October 2001, he opened Daniel Boone's Bean & Burger in Tyler, Texas. Soon thereafter, he moved to the East Side of Tyler and expanded his restaurant now known to everyone as Daniel Boone's Grill & Tavern.
He was preceded in death by his father, Sidney Darrell Boone, Jr., and son, Gene Darrell Boone. He is survived by his mother, Nelda McKinney Boone Ramsey of Clifton, Texas, and sister, Dara Beard and husband Greg, of Clifton, and numerous nieces and nephews; his wife, Mary Janet Boone, of Tyler three sons; Brian Boone, of Dallas, Jerry Boone and wife Misty, of Tyler, and Clint Boone, of Tyler; two daughters, Janda Gragg and husband Rick, of Tyler, and Kristi Bassinder and husband John, of Tyler, and eight grandchildren, Andrew, Daniel, and Emily Gragg, Austin and Harley Boone, Sidney Boone, Kenadi Carmichael and Makinley Bassinder.
Pallbearers will be James Regester, Stephen Rehwaldt, Ricky Carver, Gary Gazda, Kevin Tate, Chad Graham, Osvaldo Reyes, Victor Lemus and Davy Crockett. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill McKinney, Bill Coates, Tom Perryman, Joe McKeever, Robert Cogburn, Jamie Samuels, Robert E. Lee, Alejandro Mauricio, Julio Mauricio, and Mingo.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 5, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Hwy in Tyler. Services will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 10:00 am at Stewart Family Funeral Home. A private burial will be at LaRue Cemetary under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.
Published on July 5, 2016