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Talmadge “Pete’’ Gilmer Boren, 87, of Stoutland, died Friday morning, Sept. 3, 2021, at The Bluffs Retirement Home in Columbia.

He was born Feb. 12, 1934, in Holly Springs, Miss. to Henry Talmadge and Christine Toy Muse Boren.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Joshua Boren; two brothers, Louis Boren and James Boren; and two sisters, Betty Burrow and Dorothy Boren.

As a child Pete grew up in Arkansas. On June 18, 1952, at the age of 18, he joined the service and spent four years on the USS Rogers (DER-876) Ship until his discharge on June 11, 1956. While serving in the United States Navy, Pete received a Korean Service Medal, China Service Medal, and was part of the Korean Presidential Unit.

When he completed his four years in the Navy, Pete lived in San Bernardino, Calif. and worked for Santa Fe Railroad. He then worked for the City of San Bernardino before moving with his family to Lebanon in the late 1970’s. While living in Lebanon, he was employed at the Independent Stave Mill, Empire Gas, and then later at Lowe Boats when he retired.

He is survived by three brothers, Henry “Hen’’ Boren of Lebanon; Leslie Boren of the home, and William Boren of Eldridge; two sisters, Audrey Conway of Lebanon, and Laura Boyles and her husband Rick of Casa Grande, Ariz.; two sons, Steve Boren and his wife Kathy of Foley, Ala., and Vince Boren of Oceanside, Calif.; four grandchildren, Jason Boren of Carlotta, Calif.; Amanda Berry and her husband Jerry of Oceanside, Calif.; Cody Boren and his wife Stephanie of Green Forest, Ark., and Brock Boren of Little Rock, Ark.; five great-grandchildren, Gene, Vince and Raymond Berry of Oceanside, Calif., and Olivia and Cyrus Boren of Green Forest, Ark.; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Services and burial with full military honors for Talmadge “Pete’’ Gilmer Boren will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at the Missouri Veterans’ Cemetery in Waynesville, under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.

A memorial to VFW Post No. 4107 in Lebanon has been established and contributions may be made through the funeral home.

For more information or to view or sign the online memorial visit