Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

PAISLEY "PETE" BONEY III: 1927-2014; Executive Became 'Servant of the Lord' He Was a Mentor to Many Young Men, Evangelized to Many

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

PAISLEY "PETE" BONEY III: 1927-2014; Executive Became 'Servant of the Lord' He Was a Mentor to Many Young Men, Evangelized to Many

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Byline: Sandy Strickland

Paisley "Pete" Boney III was an executive with two prominent Jacksonville firms - Stockton, Whatley, Davin & Co. and The Haskell Co. He served on the boards of many nonprofits and at one point was United Way campaign chairman. He was an avid sportsman and coach.

But he felt something was missing, found it in Christ and devoted the second part of his life to renewing his faith and impacting others spiritually, said his son, Paisley Boney IV.

A memorial service for Mr. Boney will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 4129 Oxford Ave. Mr. Boney died Monday from a ruptured aneurysm. He was 86.

After attending a "Faith Works" conference in 1971, he and his first wife, Sheldon Baldwin Boney, became active in evangelism efforts and coordinated Faith Alive weekends in churches throughout the South.

"He became truly a servant of the Lord and unbelievably effective in touching a lot of people's lives," said his son, a resident of Ponte Vedra Beach and Atlanta.

Mr. Boney was born in Goldsboro, N.C., in 1927 and was an Eagle Scout. In 1950, he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy where he was captain of the baseball team. He served two years on the battleship Missouri and two years on the destroyer Putnam during the Korean War. In 1954, he resigned from the Navy to enter Harvard Business School, where he earned a master's degree in business administration.

Mr. Boney moved to Jacksonville in 1956 and joined Stockton, Whatley & Davin in 1960. Eventually, he became senior vice president. In the mid-1980s, he served as director of community relations and later marketing and business development officer at The Haskell Co.

He was highly respected and had many contacts and friends throughout the community, said Preston Haskell, founder and board chairman. …

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