John Milton Boggs
October 15, 1934 – January 5, 2021
John Milton Boggs passed away peacefully on January 5, 2021. He was born on October 15, 1934, in Ashland, Kentucky, to the late Hugh and Nora (Wheeler) Boggs. He was a 1953 graduate of Ashland High School and completed the machine trades program at Ashland Vocational School, as did his three brothers. He played basketball for his vocational school team and had many fond memories of those days. In 1953, he married his high school sweetheart, Joniece Angel, and she preceded him on November 15, 2018. Along with his brothers, he founded Blacklick Machine Shop in 1954 before being drafted into the United States Army. He served at Fort Stewart, Georgia, where his son James was born in February 1959. After returning from the service, Milton worked at North American Aviation and continued to build his family business. His daughter Barbara was born in September 1967 in Columbus. Milton was a man after God’s heart. He served faithfully at First Baptist Church Gahanna for many years and then at Jersey Baptist Church. He sang in the choir and served as a deacon and chairman of the deacons. He had belonged to the Lions Club and worked with Gideon’s International in prison ministries. He also served on the Ohio Baptist Foundation for several years. His greatest joy was his family and he loved to share a meal with them. He never hesitated to tell his family how much he loved them. In addition to his parents and his wife, Milton was preceded in death by sister Ruth Boggs Davis and brothers Russell, Hugh Jr., and Gerald Boggs. He was also preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Debra Boggs. He is survived by his son James (Christina) Boggs and daughter Barbara (Christopher) Jacobs, granddaughters Tabitha (Guillermo) Hernandez and Julie (Jack) Witt, and step-granddaughters Ava and Katie Wandersleben. He is also survived by his twin great-granddaughters Audrey and Nora Hernandez. Family and friends may call Sunday, January 10, 2021 from 2-5 pm at Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home 289 S. Main St., Pataskala, Ohio 43062. There will be a private family service, with burial to follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estate. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends consider donations to the American Heart Association or to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Private Family Services