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Melvin Eugene Boggs, 76, of Fairmont, died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family Saturday (Jan. 6, 2018) in the Mapleshire Rehabilitation and Long Term Care in Morgantown. He was born May 25, 1941 in Rainelle, a son of the late Joseph and Rovenia Boggs.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Leslie Paula Taylor Boggs, in 2010.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Pam Boggs of Fairmont; a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Mark Myers of Fairmont; a brother, Dwayne Boggs of Nashville, Tennessee; a sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Jasper Selvey of Smoot; two grandchildren, Samantha Boggs and her boyfriend, Kyle Noble, of Fairmont, and Taylor Myers and her companion, Andrew Boggs, of Fairmont; and a special aunt, Eileen Walkup of Whitefish, Montana.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Richard Selvey; and a special uncle, French Walkup.
Mr. Boggs was a retired X-ray technician from Horizon Mobile Imaging. He liked woodworking, singing in his church choir, spending time with his family and watching his granddaughters growing up.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pet Helpers Inc., 726 East Park Avenue, P.B.M. 311, Fairmont, WV 26554.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Ford Funeral Home, Ford Chapel, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV 26554. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Pastor Bill Preston officiating. The committal service will follow in the Mount Zion Cemetery & Mausoleum.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on January 8, 2018
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