James Dale Boggs

Passed away on December 17, 2013

James “Jim” Dale Boggs Goodland, Florida

James Dale Boggs, age 77, husband of Beverly Ann Calvert Boggs went to be with the Lord on Tuesday December 17,2013. Mr. Boggs was born in East St. Louis, Illinois son of the late Wilma Irene Thomas Boggs and Robert Earl Boggs. His 20 year career with Eastern Airlines culminated as Vice President, he retired later as Vice President with Continental Airlines.

Mr. Boggs served in the Army Infantry as a Major in the Vietnam War 1965-66. Jim and his family are affiliated with Goodland Baptist Church and he was loved dearly by many friends and his family. Jim’s family was his most precious of life’s possessions. His interests included fishing and the open water, giving of his time as a master of many, and reflecting on his gifts in life.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years Beverly Boggs; one daughter, Suzanne “Suzi” Boggs Turner and husband Don of Greenville, SC; one son, John Weldon Boggs of the home; two brothers, Robert Eugene Boggs and wife Dee of St. Charles, MO; and Ronald Lee Boggs of Springfield, MO; two grandsons, Alan Turner and Adam Turner both of Greenville, SC; one sister-in-law, Roberta Dusek and husband Alex Dusek of North Naples, Fl; and one brother-in-law, Robert A. Calvert, Jr and wife Rhonda Calvert.

Jim was predeceased by his parents and one son, James ‘Jay” Dale Boggs, Jr.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00AM Saturday December 21, 2013 at Goodland Baptist Church.

The family will be at the home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Goodland Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 368 Goodland, Fla 34140.

Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home is assisting the Boggs family.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 21, 2013

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December 4, 2014

Offering sincere condolences to the family of Jim Boggs. We're just learning of his passing.

During the years of the Jimmy Carter presidency, the Boggs family lived on a quiet cul-de-sac (Monterey Court) in a neighborhood full of children – very close to the airport where Jim worked with Eastern Airlines.

On a side note, we were all very saddened to learn that Jim's son, Jay Boggs, had passed away at such a young age.

- The Families of Beverly Hills subdivision during the 1970's/1980's

Jerry Dudley

January 17, 2014

Such a gracious man. I know he left a tremendous void in your lives. Remember that God sent the Holy Spirit to be our comforter. I will continue to pray for you folks.

Joni Dedo

January 13, 2014

First, let me say how very sorry I am for your loss. Jim was a good friend and wonderful boss. More importantly, Jim was a lucky man the day you (Bev) walked into his life...he was certainly blessed. Suzi and John, I didn't get the opportunity to know you, but your dad adored you to the moon and back. Deepest condolence. Love and prayers for strength and healing.

January 9, 2014

Dear Bev and John: We share the feelings of deepest loss and I pray that the healing power of God and time will lessen the pain. Love, Ron

January 6, 2014

Bev and John,,
I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers and will always remember the good times we had together.

Sharon Tihen Speak, St Peters Missouri

December 31, 2013

Dear Bev and Family,
Was so sorry to read about Jim's home going. Hope that the Lord has given you strength in these days. As He is the God of all Comfort. ICor. 1:3-4. Remembering you in our prayers. Love, Delores and Nelson St. Charles, Mo.

Sylvia Foster

December 29, 2013

Dear Bev and John,
I was saddened to read your email that your dear husband and father had passed away. My prayers and deepest sympathy are with you.

Sylvia Foster

December 28, 2013

Dear Bev , John and family
The light will prevail, through the endless time, un abrazo Sina

Joan Nissing

December 27, 2013

Dear Bev and John and Family,
Our hearts and prayers go out to you in the loss of your dear
husband and father, Jim. I just looked at my emails tonight and
Was shocked to read of John's passing.I am at a loss for words to tell you how sorry I am for you. You took such good care of him,even fulfilling his wish to recuperate in Florida. How wonderful that he got to see your beautiful home and then he went to be with Jesus in his eternal more beautiful home. Jim
celebrated this Christmas in heaven!!
We will continue to pray for you..that the Lordwould bless and keep you in His precious care and give you strength.....thatHe would continue to comfort you through His Word and give you His
Peace. When you come back to MO please let's try to get together. With love and hugs, Ken and Joan

Pam Roof

December 25, 2013

Beverly and John,

It's Christmas morning and I just read your email about Jim. Please know that I am praying for you and your family and feel great sadness with you. Jim meant a lot to our family - one of the longest friendships our family had. He and Dad were such dear friends from the Army days. Mom said he was the only man who would dance with her when she was 9 months pregnant - such a gentleman. I just found a picture of them together in Branson (2001). It was so cute!
I trust that he is now at peace and seeing his old Army buddy Ron! May God's love bring you the peace and comfort that only He can bring. Love, Pam Bishop Roof and family