James Boggs, 91, of Lexington, formerly of Ashland, passed away July 30, 2020 at his residence.
Mr. Boggs was born June 8, 1929 to the late Harry Arbie and Julia Boggs in Ashland.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
James was baptized and became a member of the Russell Christian Church, now Bridges Christian Church. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army; he enlisted in the service at the age of 16 with his grandmother authorizing his enlistment. Mr. Boggs was a former Electrician for Calgon and former Production Manager for FW Means in Lexington and Standard Overall in Ashland; after retiring he began a breakfast for other retirees that met on the first Friday of each month to enjoy fellowship. He received the honor of Kentucky Colonel and Kentucky Admiral. James was a member of the Poage Masonic Lodge No. 325 in Ashland. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing and going to Myrtle Beach.
James was a hard worker but his family and God came first. Once, while playing golf with his daughter, Cynthia, he played golf for the first time, making a hole-in-one.
He is survived by his soulmate and loving wife of 69 years, Ruth Douglas Boggs; one daughter, Cynthia (David) Grannis-Jones; two grandsons, Dustin (Allison) Grannis and Cole (Stacey) Grannis; along with his grand-dog, Missy; as well as a host of many of close family and friends.
In lieu of flowers donations are suggested to Bridges Christian Church or AARF.
Private graveside services will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens.
Carman Funeral Home is caring for arrangements.
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