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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory - Reid Chapel

412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA

OBITUARY

Willis Garland Bogar

October 16, 1939December 30, 2019
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BOGAR, Willis Garland, 80, of Ashland, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Bogar; and his parents, Hazel and Chessie Bogar. Willis is survived by his daughters, Patricia Slaughter (Jim), Deborah Torres, and Tammy Eck; grandchildren, Michelle, J.P. (Lisa), Nichole, Candece, Brandon, Joshua, Jessica, Ryan and Michael; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Cameron, Ayden, Mavis, and Braxton; siblings, Marvin Bogar, Linda Bowles, Betty Taylor (Danny), Barbara Dawson, and David Bogar (Kathy); and many extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 4pm to 7pm on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Nelsen Funeral Home. Graveside will follow at Berea Baptist Church Cemetery, 15475 Ashland Rd, Rockville, VA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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  • American Heart Association

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Graveside Monday, January 6, 2020

Memories

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JP & Lisa Slaughter

January 6, 2020

Papa, you were one of a kind and will be missed by so many. You had a quick and clever wit. Your charm always shined through and everyone that met you, loved you. Karaoke won't be the same without your sweet voice. We'll miss you always and we take comfort knowing your homecoming was glorious. Love you papa!! ❤

Michelle Slaughter

January 5, 2020

The first picture I took on my new phone. I love you 💕

Michelle Slaughter

January 5, 2020

I’m so glad that Igor to spend so much time with you. I’ll always remember when I was younger and was taking care if you for grandma and you looked at my hand and said “ you will have a ring in that pretty finger one day”. It wasn’t the way it was expect it you’ve always been there. I love you forever and will miss tremendously. I miss you smile and laugh. 😘😘.

Debbie Torres

January 2, 2020

Dad I want you to know what a wonderful father you have been. No matter what kind of day you were having or what you were going through you were always upbeat and had a smile on your face. I will always remember the smile and how everyone was drawn to it. I will miss you so very much but I know that you are in a much better place without pain or suffering. You will forever be in my heart but this isn’t a goodbye it’s a “see you
later “as we will meet again one day. I will cherish all the memories that we shared. Dad ,I will love you forever and always. I will continue to walk in your room and tell you good morning every day before work. Give mom a hug and kiss for me..I love you. You will be truly missed. ❤️😘

Pat Slaughter

January 2, 2020

Dad words can't express how I feel right now. You were the best father. You were my rock. You were so loved by many. I will treasure all the memories we shared over the years. I love you. I will miss you. Now when I go out and look at the stars at night I can talk to you like I do with mom so often. Please give mom a big hug and kiss. We will be rejoined together one day. Its not good bye but see you later❤😘❤😘

Nichole Gooden

January 2, 2020

I will miss you. I have great memories of you and grandma. Give grandma a big hug and kiss for mavis and I. We love and miss you.

Jessica Gooden

January 2, 2020

Love you Papa. Give Grandma hugs and kisses from us! Miss you so much. “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember!” ❤️

Adelle perry

December 31, 2019

I sure am gonna miss u so much uncle garland I remember walking through the field coming over ur house to play with tammy and having those cookouts
I love u uncle may u always rest in peace may be gone but never will be forgotten

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Biography

BOGAR, Willis Garland, 80, of Ashland, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Bogar; and his parents, Hazel and Chessie Bogar. Willis is survived by his daughters, Patricia Slaughter (Jim), Deborah Torres, and Tammy Eck; grandchildren, Michelle, J.P. (Lisa), Nichole, Candece, Brandon, Joshua, Jessica, Ryan and Michael; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Cameron, Ayden, Mavis, and Braxton; siblings, Marvin Bogar, Linda Bowles, Betty Taylor (Danny), Barbara Dawson, and David Bogar (Kathy); and many extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 4pm to 7pm on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Nelsen Funeral Home, 412 S. Washington Hwy., Ashland, VA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Nelsen Funeral Home. Graveside will follow at Berea Baptist Church Cemetery, 15475 Ashland Rd, Rockville, VA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.