Funeral services were held earlier this month for Letcher County native Warren G. Boggs, 85, who died Dec. 2 at the Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tenn.
Born at Kingscreek on Dec. 29, 1925, Boggs was one of 10 children born to the late Sam and Lucinda Boggs. A graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, he married Dana Hurt of Cannel City, Ky. on Sept. 2, 1955 in Lexington.
Boggs served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a medical technician with the 125th Evacuation Hospital, traveling to numerous overseas locations in the European theater. Following his Army career he worked for many years as an engineer and engineering manager with the Raytheon Company, and as an adjunct professor at Northeast State Community College. He most loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren and was always at home in the outdoors, observing and documenting the local bird population.
Boggs was a consummate craftsman, self-taught musician, and a gifted artist, dabbling in woodworking, photography, painting, gunsmithing, and taxidermy with equal dexterity. An insatiable reader, he spent a lifetime working his way through the public library.
Boggs was an expert pistol shooter and rifleman, and spent many happy hours wandering the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his favorite .22 pistol.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dana, who now lives in Bristol, Va.; daughters, Sandy Kosarski and husband, Roger, of Roanoke, Va.; Cindy Martin and husband, Preston, of Bristol; Cathy Nuttall and husband, David, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Jean Boggs- Rowe and husband, David, of Bluff City, Tenn; son, Ken Boggs and wife, Cindy, of Roanoke, Va.
Other survivors include sister Goldia Dixon of Lexington; brothers, Sam Boggs Jr. and wife, Sumiko, of Eugene, Ore., and Glen Cooper and wife, Helen, of Whitesburg; and a special sister-inlaw, Vernice Nickell of Lexington. Nine grandchildren also survive.
A private funeral service was held at Mountain View Cemetery in Bristol. Donations in memory of Mr. Boggs may be made to the Wellmont Hospice House at 280 Steeles Road, Bristol TN 37620.