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Thomas Joseph Boofter, Sr., 74, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Thursday evening, August 17, 2017. He had served in the United States Army Reserve, was a member of the American Legion Post 28 Bonnie Sloan, as well as a member of St. Marks United Church of Christ and the Elks Club Lodge 270. Tom was a charter member of both the Floyd County Democrat Mens Club and Initial Point Chapter ISPLS. He was proudly elected as the Floyd County Surveyor for 21 years and had been a member on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Land Surveyors. He was honored as a Kentucky Colonel and also a Sagamore of the Wabash. Tom was a 33rd Degree Mason where he was a member of the Tri-County Shrine Club, Murat Temple, and the Scottish Rite Temple. In his younger years, Tom was involved as a Boy Scout leader and little league baseball coach and had enjoyed golfing and fishing.
He was born on January 3, 1943, in Jeffersonville, Indiana, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Waggoner) Boofter. Tom is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sandy (Swartz) Boofter; children, Thomas Boofter, Jr. (Aleah) and Emily Byrd; sisters, Carol Boofter and Peggy Kimmel (Kevin); and grandchildren, Emma Byrd, Eveline Boofter, Nathaniel Byrd, and Jane Boofter.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, at Newcomer Funeral Home (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with cremation to follow according to Toms wishes. His Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at St. Marks UCC (222 East Spring Street, New Albany).
The family requests that contributions in Toms memory may be made to the Floyd County Animal Shelter (215 West Market Street, New Albany) or to his church. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.NewcomerKentuckiana.com.
Published on August 18, 2017
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