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Okie C. Boggs

April 1, 1933 ~ October 28, 2021 (age 88)


Okie C. Boggs, 88, of Ashland, passed away on 10/28/21 at Woodland Oaks Health Care Facility.
He was born April 1, 1933 in Hannah, KY, a son of the late Okie James and Opal Gambill Boggs. In addition to his parents, a brother, Harold Boggs; and a sister, Joyce Dowdy; preceded him in death.
Okie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Ashland, the Shriners and the Elks Lodge 350 BPOE.
He served honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and retired following a long 37 year career with Northfork and Southern Railroad. Okie proudly graduated at the age of 45, with a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Marshall University in 1978. Okie was an avid Golfer and UK fan. He never met a stranger, and he loved his family beyond measure, he will be remembered by his kind generous spirit.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Mary Jordan Boggs of Ashland; son, Nicholas Boggs of Ashland; daughter, Theresa Watts and husband, David of Ashland; Granddaughter Jordan Watts Runnels and her husband Blake; Grandson Cody Watts and his wife Taylor; Granddaughter Samara Boggs; Granddaughter Grace Boggs; Great Grandson Logan Runnels and sister, Carolyn Scott and husband, Dewey of Flatwoods.
A funeral service to celebrate and honor the life of Okie Boggs will begin at 1:00 p.m. on November 1, 2021 at STEEN FUNERAL HOME 13TH STREET CHAPEL with Rev. Jeff Bramel officiating. Entombment will follow in Rose Hill Burial Park where military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army and American Legion Kenova Post 93.
Visitation will be from Noon until 1:00 the funeral home.
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Celebration of Life
November 1, 2021

1:00 PM
Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel
3409 13th Street
Ashland, KY 41102

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