Roy Edward Boggs of Leflore, OK passed away January 14, 2015 in Daytona Beach, FL. He was born in Lone Pine, OK on January 15, 1936. His family moved to southern California just before WWII where he would grow up and meet the love of his life, Mary Virginia Kelly. Roy and Mary were married on February 25, 1956 in Chula Vista, CA. The Boggs family would return to Oklahoma in 1968 where he would start his career at the Leflore County Assessor’s Office. He would later be elected to that office and serve for a total twenty five years, retiring in 1993. After retirement, Roy and Mary spent much of their time traveling to see their kids or just to see the countryside.
He was preceded in death by his parents Albert & Inez (Hines) Boggs, sister June Neeley, and sister Patsy Cotarelo. He is survived by his wife Mary Boggs of the home, daughter Catherine & Lenny Thompson of Lake Arrowhead, CA, daughter Janet & Frank Gresham of Daytona Beach, FL, son David & Shelly Boggs of Owasso, OK, son Stephen & Christy Boggs of Waco, TX, sister Catherine Monroe of Leflore, and brother Kenneth Boggs of Waco, TX. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Roy’s life was defined by his belief in and service to the Lord Jesus Christ. His life was a testimony of his love for his family, generosity to both his friends and to strangers, and service to his community. He was a friend to everyone he met, whether they wanted to be or not. Roy was an avid golfer and was playing a round of golf only months before his death. He was never seen without a smile on his face. Will Rogers may have never met a man he didn’t like, but we’ve never met a man who didn’t like Roy Boggs. Although he will be missed, we rejoice in the fact that he is walking with his savior and getting to meet more people than he could have ever imagined.
There will be a viewing at the Evans & Miller Funeral Home in Poteau on Thursday, January 22nd from 5pm to 8pm. The memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 23rd at 11:00am. Roy will be buried with his family in Leflore, Oklahoma. Donations can be made to Whosoever Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 9591, Daytona Beach, Fl. 32120-9591.(Frank & Janet Gresham, Directors)