Pat Boone Says ‘I’m Full of Tears Now’ After Wife of 65 Years and ‘Best Friend’ Shirley Boone Dies

Music icon and outspoken Christian Pat Boone lost his wife of 65 years this month and is now breaking his silence over his great loss.

Shirley Boone died Friday, Jan. 11 at age 84 while in hospice, surrounded by her family. Boone and his daughter, Debby, are organizing two memorial services to celebrate her life both in California and Nashville.

“I’m full of tears now. I lost not only my wife but my best friend. We’re not going to have a funeral. We’re going to have two memorial services, which we are planning now,” the entertainer emotionally told RadarOnline.com.

Boone shared that the family is still unsure where exactly they will host these services but one might be at their church in California.

“We’re going to have a memorial service. We don’t know when yet but it will most likely be either on the Pepperdine University campus or, more likely, The Church on The Way in Van Nuys, California, which is our home church,” he revealed.

“It’s where Shirley and I have been elders for 40 years! Shirley went there with me until she couldn’t go anymore. I couldn’t take her.”

The legendary artist went on to share that when his wife was too sick to go to church they’d have church “services at home.”

The second location Boone wishes to host a memorial at is the popular Christian college, Lipscomb University in Nashville.

“It’s a private Christian university,” the grieving widower said. “Shirley and I first met on the campus of David Lipscomb High School 68 years ago!”

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law