James Arlin Boggess

March 8, 1960 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 59)


James Arlin Boggess, age 59, of Marshall died Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home.
Mr. Boggess was born on March 8, 1960 in Marshall, Michigan to Jerry lee and Janyce F. (Wright) Boggess Sr. He had lived the majority of his life in the Marshall area with the exception of a few years living in West Virginia. While living in West Virginia he had been employed as the General Manager of the Apollo Oil Company. Living in Marshall he owned and operated his own machine repair shop. He had also worked at V&L Industries in Marshall.
On April 10, 2009, he married the former Patricia "Patty" Lynn Wiseman in West Virginia.
James was extremely handy and enjoyed repairing engines of any kind. He was well versed in lawnmower repair and also worked on diesel engines. He enjoyed woodworking and working in his vegetable gardens. James and Patty loved traveling and took many camping trips throughout Michigan. He is remembered by his family as a good Christian man, a loving husband, son, father and brother. He was, "always willing to help anyone that needed it".
He is survived by his wife, Patricia "Patty"; sons, James A. Boggess Jr. of Florida and Dustin Cory Boggess of Albion; step-sons, Robert Bailey of Ohio and Brad Michael Bailey of Ohio; mother, Janyce Boggess of Marshall; brothers, Jerry (Brenda) Boggess of Tekonsha and Kevin (Laurie) Boggess of Albion; a sister, Sharon Nichols of Marshall; 6 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Lee Boggess in 2015.
The family will receive friends on Monday, November 4, 2019 at the Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A funeral service to celebrate the gift of his life will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at the Surrendered Life Church, 15510 A Drive N., Marshall, MI with Pastor Homer Wiseman officiating. Interment will follow in Oakridge Cemetery, Marshall.
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the James A. Boggess Memorial Fund. Assistance with memorials is available at the funeral home.
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NOV 4. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068


NOV 4. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)

Marshall Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
723 US HWY 27 North
Marshall, MI, 49068

Celebration of Life

NOV 5. 11:00 AM (EST)

Surrendered Life Church
15510 A Drive North
Marshall, MI, 49068

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