I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 Mr. Garry K. Boggs, age 63, of Johnson City, graduated from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Tuesday, January 3 2011 in the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. Mr. Boggs was a native of Greenville, TN who had lived most of his life in Johnson City. He was the son of the late Henry S. Boggs and Sarah Madge Melton Boggs. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by one brother, Ronald Boggs. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He loved his country and was very patriotic. He retired from General Mills in 2003 after twenty-eight years of service. He was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church. Survivors include: his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Janie Boggs of the home; two daughters, Amy Brown and her husband Tim and Lori Russell and her husband Travis; two brothers, James Boggs and his wife Bettie of Charleston, S.C. and Ric Boggs; two granddaughters, Abby Baxley and Morgan Brown; one grandson, Sammy Brown; several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Mr. Garry K. Boggs will be conducted at 8 PM Thursday, January 5, 2011 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Rev. Roy Yelton will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 10 AM Friday in the Mountain Home National Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be David Boggs, Chris Boggs, Darrell Boggs, Tim Brown, Travis Russell and Jim Boggs. The Boone Dam Post # 4933 and the Tennessee National Guard will accord military rights. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 9:15 AM Friday to go in procession. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Thursday prior to the service. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of the CLC at the VA for their loving care and kindness. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road, Johnson City, Tn. 37601 or Disabled Veterans.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I loved Gary like a brother..My memories of General Mills would not be complete without all the good times we had.. Gary was loved by all,, he will be missed, by all his co=workers..We both are Vietnam Veterans. Gary was so young,, But we can’t change God’s plan. I love you Gary, see you on the other side.. (Eddie Greene)..

  2. Anonymous says:

    I’m very sorry, you will be in my prayers.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Lori and Travis, May God Comfort you and give you peace in knowing that Heaven gained another Angel. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family.

  4. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for your loss Janie. It’s hard to let them go but so comforting to know they are at home with the Lord. Take Care and God Bless you and your Family. Thoughts & prayer, Karen Lowe

  5. Anonymous says:

    To Janie and Family: I would like to send my deepest condolences to all of you in this time of sorrow. I am so sorry for your loss. I just wanted all of you to know that I am praying for you, that God will bless you with his comfort and grace at this time. God Bless You all. Love, Patty

  6. Anonymous says:

    To the Boggs’ Family, I have so many fond memories of Garry and knowing the spiritual man that he was know that hes doing jumping jacks right now because he’s in the arms of our Lord and Savior, and lets not forget sitting at the dinner table with Madge, Henry and Ronnie eating one of Memaw’s delicious after church meals she was so well known for. Im so sorry I cant be there for the services, but please know that I am there in my heart. I love you all dearly!

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