John Edwin Borum
November 01, 1917 - June 05, 2008
John E. Borum
(1917 - 2008)
John Edwin Borum was born November 01, 1917 in St. Lukes Hospital, Jacksonville, Florida. His parents were Annie May Coleman and Otis Powell Borum; John had one brother, Otis.
He and his brother (Otis C) led an idyllic childhood growing up near the St. John's River. Just 14 months apart they grew up in a time of great adventure. They became best friends spending hours and hours on the St. Johns River learning to swim, boat and fish. At just 8 and 10 years old, the world was a simpler place. It was not uncommon for the two brothers to have their Mom pack them lunch and send them off for the entire day by themselves in a boat. Inseparable throughout . . .