William M. Boggs
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ATLANTA, Ga. - Dr. William M. Boggs of Atlanta entered into rest Sunday after an extended illness. His life was marked by high achievement. He was a Marine Corps veteran of two tours to Vietnam in 1967 and 1968 after, which he received the Purple Heart and the Silver Star for service to his country. He graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University where he received a bachelors degree in Religion. He also graduated from Yale University with a BA degree in Philosophy and later received his PHD from Claremont Graduate School in California. He was the senior pastor of the Los Angeles First Church of the Nazarene and later the Wilshire United Methodist Church of Los Angeles, California. After the ministry he joined Synectics Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts for eleven years where he later became Managing Partner of their international consulting company. He also authored a book titled, "Sin Boldly But Trust God More Boldly Still". He is survived by his wife, Dagmar Bednarzik Boggs; his sons, William M. Boggs Jr., of Atlanta, Justin Boggs of Oklahoma and his daughters, Bridgette Boggs of Atlanta, Tanya Boggs Willey of San Francisco and Nikki Tuttoilmondo of California; his mother, Gerline Boggs of New Ellenton, South Carolina; his brother, Bobby W. Boggs Sr. of North Augusta, South Carolina, and his sister, Mary Boggs Mixon of Augusta, Georgia; three grandchildren, Dakotah Boggs, Cayman Wittrock and Brody Wittrock. He was preceded in death by his oldest son, Benjamin Boggs , his father, Floyd M. Boggs and his sister, Brenda Boggs. The family will receive friends on Thursday December 20th from 6-8pm at the Patterson Spring Hill Funeral Home, 1020 Spring Street. Funeral services will be held on Friday December 21 at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Buckhead, 2711 Peachtree Road. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the: March of Dimes, 1776 Peachtree Street, Suite 100, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Dec. 20 to Dec. 21, 2007.
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December 13, 2008
Bill was a special man and great friend. I was lucky to spend time with him before he passed away. i learned alot from him and he will be missed. semper fidelis.
David Tanczuk
December 26, 2007

We have such fond memories of our two families sharing time together. At our homes, on the golf course or at the beach, it was always special to see you and Bill and to get Will and Nelson together. These are memories we will cheerish always. May you find comfort in these memories.

Forever in our thoughts and prayers,
Ed & Dee Parker
December 23, 2007
To Bobby and Mary, I am so sorry to learn of the death of your beloved brother. Your families will be remembered in our prayers. We pray God's Peace be with you all.
Judi Boulware
Judi Boulware
December 22, 2007
Mary, you and your family have our deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother.
Audrey and Jack Ross
December 21, 2007
I am saddened by the loss of Bill. I remember that Bill, my cousin Alan Alexander and I used to play together as little boys in New Ellenton, S.C. He was always a fun person to be with and we thought the world of him.

I will be praying for all of you during this time of loss and grief.
Don Alexander
December 20, 2007
Will Gaulin
December 20, 2007
When I was a boy watching my brother go away to the Marines I looked at him like he was fearless and he was. In later years I learned what a dynamic leader and scholar he had become. He could always find humor in any situation. He looked at everything in ways that others could not see. He was a dynamic personality in our family and will be missed. Our memories together will be cherished always.
Bobby W. Boggs Sr.
December 19, 2007
I don't know if this is the same Bill Boggs that I knew at D.F. McClatchey School here in Atlanta back in the 1950's, but if so, I have fond memories of his being one of the good guys and of his being one of my playmates and the son of a friend of my mother's. I am sorry for your loss and am glad to see that he led such an exemplary life after we lost touch.
Margaret Cobb
December 19, 2007
You were a brother I always admired and looked up to. You will be sorely missed by your family. Mary
Mary Mixon
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