January 19, 1943 - January 5, 2021
Howard Joseph Boggs, Sr was born January 19, 1943 in Point Pleasant, WV the son of the late Bernard and Mildred Lilly Boggs. He was united in marriage to Lois Cox Cain on September 1, 1996. On December 15, 1967, Howard Boggs survived the collapse of the Point Pleasant Silver Bridge however his wife, Marjorie and daughter, Kristy did not. They were recovered six weeks later in their car. Howard continued working that river most of his 50 years and 8 month career with Ingram. He often said many men from his boat career became his family and his boat sons were James Roach of Paducah, the late Jeremy Love, and Chris Ratliff of Kentucky. From 1961-1965, he spent in the United States Air Force and served honorably. Mr. Boggs was a member of the Purdy Masonic Lodge #132, Purdy Community Center, Purdy Ruritan Club and attended Forty Forks Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing music - especially his guitar but could also play multiple instruments. A love of travel often took him to Disney, Hilton Head and family vacations with his daughter and son. The simple life of keeping the farm up, building his home along with the barn and garages made him happy. The happiest of times were spent when his grandchildren, Camberley and Alexander would come spend the summers. Howard loved spending time with his family and sharing knowledge about the boat life with David. Mr. Boggs departed this life on January 5, 2021 surrounded by his loving family in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 77 Years, 11 Months, 17 Days. He is survived by his wife, Lois Cain-Boggs of Bethel Springs, TN; two sons, David Boggs and wife Amanda of Henderson, TN, Isaac Cain and wife Heather of Parkersburg, WV; a daughter, Kristyan Cain and husband Randy Moore of Kearneysville, WV; four grandchildren, Alexis Boggs, Camberley Cain, Dylan Boggs, Alexander Cain; a sister, Betty Burge of Millwood, WV; bonus families, USAF-Eric Lau and wife Carol, Travis Plunk and wife Courtney-their children, Tyler, Ethan and Mason, Molly Hawkins and husband Justin-their children Liam and Rosalee, Amanda Lambert. the Christmas Carol Singers - Kendall, Logan, Jace, Cara Beth and Tonya, Bro. Randy Smith and Forty Forks Baptist church, Joseline Munson and Pam "Hot Dog" Carroll. In addition to his parents, Mr. Boggs was preceded in death by wife, Marjorie Samantha Evans Boggs; daughter, Kristy Ann Boggs; mother, Marjorie Bandy Boggs; two sisters, Martha Mae Bowman and Judy Fife; two brothers, Gerald Boggs and Bernard (Pete) Boggs. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Purdy Masonic Lodge #132. In remembrance of Mr. Boggs, he had a favorite saying: "If I'm lying, I'm dying."
Howard Joseph Boggs, Sr was born January 19, 1943 in Point Pleasant, WV the son of the late Bernard and Mildred Lilly Boggs. He was united in marriage to Lois Cox Cain on September 1, 1996. On December 15, 1967, Howard Boggs survived the collapse... View Obituary & Service Information
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