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Funeral service for David Boggs will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Sageeyah Baptist Church. Pastor Claude Strong will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakhaven Memorial Garden under the direction of the MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Crematory.
David Lynn Boggs passed away on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family at the age of 61.
The son of George and Dororthy Stowe Boggs was born December 1, 1955 in Tulsa, Okla. He was raised in Broken Arrow, where he graduated in 1974. While in school David developed a talent for working on engines. In fact there were times that he helped fix the school buses. After he graduated David and his family moved to New Mexico. There he began taking diesel mechanic classes at the local vo-tech school. After finishing school his experience quickly landed him a job working with Russ Tractor as a service technician.
With a busy work schedule. David decided to take a few days off and returned to Oklahoma to visit his brother. While in town, he decided to go see an old friend. It was then that he first met Rosalie Dean. However after a quick first date, David had to return to work in Albuquerque. Over the next several weeks, David found time to call Rosalie almost every day. So after a short time apart, he sent her a plane ticket to come and visit. Rosalie then decided to stay, and the couple married on October 14, 1978. The newly wed couple stayed in Albuquerque until December of that year, then returned to Oklahoma. They made their home in Tulsa, for a short time before moving to Claremore in 1982. He then too a job working for AEP/PSO. He has worked there for the past 15 years, most recently as a coal handler unloading trains.
In his spare time David had many hobbies. He enjoyed collecting model trains, gardening, and just about anything outdoors. Mostly though he enjoyed being with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Dorothy Boggs, and brother Leon Boggs.
Survivors include his wife Rosalie Boggs of the home; daughters, Jamie Campbell and husband David of Claremore, and Kristina Graybill and husband John; brother, Wayne Boggs and wife Delilah; sister, Sandra Boggs; brother in law, Rick Dean and wife Athena along with many other extended family.
View and sign David's online tribute at www.mmsfuneralhomes.com
Published on April 6, 2017
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