John H. Boggs

John Henderson Boggs, 86, of Parkersburg, W.Va., passed away Aug. 23, 2014, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Orton, W.Va., a son of the late Ernest C. and Claudia Henderson Boggs.

He graduated from Normantown High School in Gilmer County, W.Va., in 1946. John served in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1956 and was a member of American Legion Post 15. He retired from Dupont after 30 years.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Doris Deem Boggs (whom he married on March 18, 1950); one son, Mark D. “Doug” (Helen “Cookie”) Boggs, of Parkersburg; one daughter, Jane M. (Mike) Rice of Parkersburg; three grandchildren, Seth D. (Tracy) Boggs of Parkersburg, Jessica L. (Jerry) Bean of Pensacola, Fla., and Jonathon Rice of Morgantown, W.Va.; one stepbrother, William (Paula) Ferrell of Middlebourne, W.Va.; three sisters-in-law, Virda, Frances and Dot Boggs; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Betty Boggs of Middlebourne, W.Va. He was the last surviving brother of Bernard, George, Junior, Wayne, Bill and Jack.

At John’s request, there will be no visitation or services. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens, Parkersburg.

Sunset Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial donations may be given in John’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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