Hugh Hyer Boggs, Jr

July 10, 2004


Hugh Hyer Boggs, Jr., 83, of Procious, entered into rest Saturday, July 10, 2004, at Laurel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ivydale, following a long illness with cancer.
He was born at Wallback, WV, on October 13, 1920, oldest son of Hugh H. Boggs, Sr., and Carrie Boggs. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Mae Woodall on April 1, 1956 and his step-son, Robert "Wag" Allen Gandee on November 10, 1996.
He was a graduate from Spencer High School in 1938, received an AB Degree from Glenville State College in 1947, and a Master's Degree from Marshall University in 1958 in elementary education. He retired from teaching as an elementary teacher, principal, and bus transportation director with 50 years of service in Roane and Clay Counties. He was an Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater. He held life membership in the VFW Post 4419 in Clay, American Legion Post 21 of Spencer, and in WVEA. He had served in Headstart Programs, sports activities for the youth and was a member of Burke M.E. Church of Procious.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia Samples Gandee Boggs; son, Hugh III and wife, Barbara, of Great Falls, VA; daughter, Debra Anne Saunders and husband, John, of Leesburg, VA; brothers, Fred Boggs of Charleston and Gail Boggs of Toronto, OH; sisters, Jean Boggs of Ivydale, Janet Crisco of Charleston; grandchildren, Peter, Michael and Christin Boggs of Great Falls, VA, Laura Burhenn of Washington, DC; step-grandchildren, Rob Busser of McLean, VA, and Karmin Gandee Richmond, Tabitha Gandee and Troy Gandee, all of Princeton; step-great-grandchildren, Katy, David, Stephen and Jacob Busser of McLean, VA, Jenna Grace Gilmore and Tyler Richmond of Princeton, WV.
Funeral service will be l pm Monday, July 12, 2004, at Carl Wilson Funeral Home, Clay, with Minister Dewey Tanner officiating. Burial will follow in Clay Memorial Gardens, Clay, with Military Graveside Rites conducted by Clay VFW Post 4419.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm on Sunday, July 11, 2004, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Clay VFW Post 4419.
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