John went home to his beloved Savior Jesus on Wednesday, April 22, after a brief and unexpected decline over the last month of his life. In many ways, John’s home going was a blessing as he was able to enjoy family and serving the Lord until his peaceful passing. John was born in Blair, Oklahoma to Johnnie and Viola Boaz. He is survived by his children Lori Spears, Karen Lujan, Randy Boaz and Kevin Boaz, 11 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren, his sister Karla Boaz and several nieces and nephews. John was married for 49 years to the love of his life Charlotte, who preceded him in going to Jesus. John was raised in Altus, OK prior to moving to Ripon, CA. John was a hard worker, whether in school, athletics or working in the vineyards, farms and orchards in the San Joaquin Valley. He graduate from Ripon Union high school. in 1953. John participated in many sports during high school, but excelled in baseball. John became the first person from his family to attend college where he played baseball for Fresno State. During John's freshman year of college the path of his life changed forever when he heard the gospel and gave his life to Jesus Christ. John entered the Air Force after college and was stationed in Japan. He then returned to the states and earned his Master of Divinity Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. During his time at DTS, John met a nursing student by the name of Charlotte McNabb. They married on August 21, 1965. The Lord called them to the mission field in Japan from 1966-1972. Upon their return to the U.S., John served in the reserves as an Air Force Chaplain attaining to the rank of Lt. Colonel. Between 1975-2001 John served as Pastor for four different churches in Colorado, Oregon and Hawaii, and earned a Doctorate Degree from Western Seminary. Their last pastorate in Hawaii was a time of great joy for them. We are grateful for his example of Christ’s love to all who knew him. Memorial services are tentatively planned for August 21, 2020 in Colorado Springs, CO. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to Incline Church. Mail to 4980 Twin Gulch Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80922.
Bulletin Saturday, May2, 2020