David Alan Bone

October 5, 1943 - June 21, 2017
David Alan Bone


David Alan Bone, age 73, of Kure Beach, NC., passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by the love of his family.

David was born in Lancaster, PA., on October 5,1943. He served as a radio man in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1966. David is a retired Postmaster from the U.S. Postal Service.

He enjoyed life and sports. David was frequently found on the pickleball court, golf course or walking on the beach.

David is preceded in death by his mother, Josephine (Kissinger) Kipphorn.

He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Lori Bone; children, Kristi Robertson and David Alexander Bone; grandson, Tyler Johnson; brother, Steven Kipphorn; sisters, Pattey Pate and Jackey Chapman; and father-in-law, Max Frye.

Please celebrate David’s life in a way that helps you to remember him well.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in memory of David to his favorite charity, The Salvation Army, or The Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation.

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  • June 23, 2017
    Linda Linton Dombach lit a candle:
    Lit since June 23, 2017 at 6:50:21 PM

  • June 23, 2017
    Gabe Hodge says:
    Sharing thanksgiving with David and his family is my fondest memory of him. With tears on his face, he poured out his gratefulness for us. In that moment, I saw in David what it looked like to cry manly tears of joy. He was always glad to see me and welcomed me with a big smile. He called me "the Boy" and treated me like a member of the family. David was interested in what was going on in my life and loved Lori so well. He will be dearly missed but the lives he touched will far exceed his passing. May our memories bring us peace.

  • June 23, 2017
    Butch Finnegan says:
    I should have contacted you before....I never expected that The Boner would not be playing pickleball with us at his planned tournament this Fall. I'm so glad I saw him last month.....he looked so good and was in pretty good humor. I hope you, Lori, know how much his friends thought of him. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • June 23, 2017
    Linda Lunsford says:
    Playing Pickleball with David was always such fun. Always a smile and a chuckle when he played. Always so kind and friendly. Lori, He indeed was a Prince of a Man. I was blessed to have known him. Thoughts and prayers.

  • June 23, 2017
    Emily diffrndaffer says:
    Dave was always so full of life and made all enjoy having him close... He surely will be missed!