Joseph Thomas Boggs

Posted June 16, 2014

Joseph Thomas Boggs, 70, died peacefully at home on June 13, 2014. Mr. Boggs was born in Wilmington, NC, the son of the late Julius Nottingham Boggs and Eloise Leonard Boggs of Harrodsburg, KY. Mr. Boggs graduated from the University of Kentucky, served in the US Navy and joined Westvaco (MeadWestvaco) in 1973, serving in various departments of the Chemical Division. He retired from there in 2006. Mr. Boggs is survived by his wife of 48 years Anne Sutherland Boggs, daughter of Harold Thomas Sutherland and the late Eudora Dean Sutherland of Harrodsburg, KY, a daughter Laura Kathryn Boggs of Summerville, SC, and a son Dr. Joseph Nottingham Boggs (Shanna Sturm Boggs) of Boiling Springs, SC, and three grandchildren: Maksim Thomas, Ashlan Cate and Mills John. He is also survived by a brother Robert Leonard Boggs (Judy Mobley Boggs) residing in Lexington, KY. A gathering of family and friends will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 10:00 until 12:00 at Tri-County Cremation Center, 11000 Dorchester Road, Summerville. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Harrodsburg, KY. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be sent to: Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation, PO Box 151 Drayton, SC 29333.

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Amy Detjen And Matthew Riddell
10-10-2015

Anne and family – The Detjen and Riddell families would like to express our heartfelt sorrow for your loss. As my brother and I reflect on our memories of Tom – it is simply of someone who radiated kindness and gratitude for life. During our handful of interactions he consistently showed a genuine interest in our lives, showing through conversation, his innate selflessness. We will forever remember him in the way that he presented to us: with a smile, courage beyond words, and a gratitude for life we can all hope to one day embody. Sincerest love and comfort, Amy Detjen and Matthew Riddell

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Jerome And Rita Addison
10-10-2015

Anne and family. Jerome and I enjoyed working with Tom in Polychemicals. He was one of the best people I had the pleasure to work with during my 43 years at MWV. As Tom said in his email which a friend sent me, “thanks for the memories.” My love and prayers reach out to you to be comforted during the coming weeks. Neither words nor time will ease the pain. May God bless you and yours.

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