Loved Ones Remember Long-Time Tulsa Meteorologist, Friend Clint Boone
Beverly Cantrell - February 14, 2022 6:54 am
TULSA, Oklahoma – News 6
Friends and family of the late Clint Boone are gathering in Tulsa to honor the life of the long-time meteorologist, family man, and fierce friend ahead of his funeral Monday morning.
It’s been a week since our coworker Meteorologist Clint Boone passed away unexpectedly.
“I’m gonna miss him, but I’m gonna try to keep his spirit in my heart and kind of live a little bit better because he was a good man,” said Melissa Boone, oldest Sister.
Clint Boone worked in the weather for nearly 25 years taking him to Kansas, Tennessee, Northwest Arkansas and 3 stations in the Tulsa market, but loved ones said there’s so much more than made him special.
To many, he was Clint Boone ‘the weatherman.’ To Kaye Baehr and Melissa Boone, he was ‘baby brother.’
“I remember my mom and dad bringing him home from the hospital. He was just the big bundle of baby boy,” said Kaye Baehr, Sister.
“I could not have asked for a better baby brother. He was pretty awesome,” Melissa Boone.
They said he was a neat kid who was easy-going, kind of quirky, and always smiling.
Sports was his second language, and the Boone brothers never missed an OSU game growing up.
“He started his love for sports, I think out of the womb. Before he fell in love with the weather, he was in love with statistics,” said Melissa Boone.
Clint also loved science and was fascinated with the weather.
“I think he got his first weather radio when he was in grade school. And he listened to it constantly,” said Melissa Boone.
“He couldn’t say his r’s, and now to think that he grew up and was a ‘meteo-woligist’ that was just fantastic,” said Kaye Baehr.
Clint’s sisters said the kicker is he was terrified of tornadoes.
“Terrified. I would tease him, ‘You can’t do your forecast from your freight hole,'” said Kaye Baehr.
“The Clint that we knew was quiet. He was introverted, and never in a million years could I have pictured him on television, and it was the coolest thing to watch,” said Melissa Boone, the oldest sister.
They said Clint was more than a face on tv. He was positive, personable, genuine, goofy, kind, caring, and highly competitive.
“We were fierce ping pong competitors and we played like full contact ping pong at times,” said Kaye Baehr.
Clint’s death on Sunday, February 6th came as a shock to many.
“I think he would be saying that we all know that he loved them, all of us very, very much and to knock off the grief just as soon as possible and just remember him with love and joy,” said Melissa Boone.
But his sisters’ said Clint was a man of faith and know exactly where he is.
“He had nothing to fear. Nothing to hide. No shame. No regrets,” said Kaye Baehr.
They said his greatest accomplishment was his kids and grandbabies.
“He’s who I looked up to,” said Hunter Boone, Son.
“I’ve always been a daddy’s girl. He’s always, whatever I needed. He was my person,” said Emily Boone, Daughter.
Emily and Hunter agree, their dad set the perfect example of how to live a full life, even in just 52 years.
“He’s gonna be in the sky where he wants to be,” said Hunter.
“He just the best, best dad you can ever have,” said Emily.
Life Church near 41st and Sheridan is asking the public to watch Clint’s service through its live stream on YouTube at 11 a.m., to leave plenty of room for his closest friends and family to attend in person.