Beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, teacher, principal, coach, and friend, Don Boggs, 63, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022. Don had suffered from stage four esophageal cancer, as diagnosed in April 2021.
Born to Gloria Holladay Boggs and James Franklin (Frank) Boggs of Central, Don is survived by both parents, his brothers Mike Boggs and Fred Boggs, his children Jason Boggs, Betsy Boggs, Katherine Boggs, Kelly Boggs, and his two grandchildren Olivia Boggs and Braxton Boggs.
Don graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and a Master's of Education in Secondary Education. Don was a dedicated teacher, principal, and coach throughout his 34 years working in education, as he was known to always give more of himself for the sake of helping others. He pushed his students, players, and staff to live with dignity and continually embrace the lives God had blessed them with. He spent most of his professional career at R.C. Edwards Middle School, serving the communities of Central, Clemson, and Six Mile.
"Finally, I want to thank and praise my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for bringing me HOME!" – written by Don as he reflected on the end of his time here on earth.
A private service for immediate friends and family will be held at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home. A livestream of the service will be provided to the public for viewing virtually on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM. Scroll to the video player below to view the service.
The family hopes to have a service of remembrance for Don where folks can gather outdoors when COVID rates are lower sometime later in the year. We hope that anyone and everyone who wants to gather to remember and celebrate Don's life will join us for this remembrance service later in the year.
For those interested, flowers can be sent directly to the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital online at https://www.stjude.org/donate/ or by mail to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the family.