OBITUARY

Luther Miles Boggs

April 24, 1941April 10, 2019
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Luther Miles Boggs, 77, of Alpharetta, Georgia, went to be with his Heavenly Father on April 10, 2019. He left peacefully, surrounded by his loving family.

Luther was a devoted and beloved husband, father and grandfather. His kindness, empathy, wisdom and love enriched the lives of his family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. He lived out his faith, exemplifying the words of Luke 10: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart [and] your neighbor as yourself.”

Luther is survived by his precious wife of 53 years, Carol Moore Boggs, his three children, Luke Boggs, Louise Lubben and Lori Ramsey; their spouses Laura Boggs, Andy Lubben and Ross Ramsey; and ten grandchildren: Maggie, Emma and Sadie Boggs; Isabelle, Thomas, Evelyn and Katherine Lubben; and Hallie, Virginia and Drew Ramsey. He is also survived by sisters Ressie Crumpton, Blanche Fowler, Essie Metcalf and Rosalene Williams, all of upstate South Carolina.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 14, at 4pm at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell. The family will receive visitors at Roswell Funeral Home on Saturday, April 13, between 6 and 8pm.

Born in Pickens, South Carolina, on April 24, 1941, Luther was the fifth of eight children of the late Clovie Julian Boggs and William Miles Boggs. He helped his father by plowing the cotton fields with a mule from age 12.

Luther worked his way through Clemson University, earning his BS in electrical engineering as his family’s first college graduate. Moving to Atlanta, he earned his MS in electrical engineering at Georgia Tech while working in the Lockheed work-study program in Marietta.

After starting his career at Lockheed, Luther joined Western Electric, the equipment arm of the Bell System, in 1972. He retired in 1999 from the company, which had become AT&T and later Lucent. At AT&T, he achieved five patents as an engineer and later helped form joint ventures in Japan and China. His work helped create the basis for the digital fiber optic networks in global use today.

In retirement, Luther devoted himself to his wife Carol, family members and friends. He particularly enjoyed spending time with Carol, his children and grandchildren during the holidays and annual visits to St. George Island.

Luther was an avid runner for 20 years, regularly running in the Peachtree Road Race. He also liked to grow vegetables. In more recent years, he made many batches of strawberry and blackberry jam.

A longtime cancer survivor, Luther was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 1996. Supported by Carol, his family and dear friends, Luther was grateful to God and his skilled and determined doctors for the health he enjoyed in the last 23 years.

Luther was a longtime member of Fellowship Bible Church. He was previously a member of Peachtree Presbyterian Church and Dunwoody Community Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Luther’s honor to www.haggai-international.org

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, April 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

Luther Miles Boggs

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Dick & Beth Shaffner

April 14, 2019

Carol, Luke, Louise, Lori and Family,
On our way home from the Memorial Service today, we were recapping the
history or our family's friendship with your family for a quarter of a century
and more. Without any doubt, we know Luther is with the Lord! Right at
that time, we looked up and there in the sky was the most beautiful Rainbow,
a reminder of God's Love!
Our Love and Our Prayers are with all of you!

Lee Rhodes

April 12, 2019

I have the most wonderful memories of my Uncle Luther, starting from the time I was a little girl. I recall my dad driving me and Lynn to meet up with Luther, Louise and Lori in Charlotte. Lynn and I would jump in Luther’s car and head back to Atlanta to spend a fun-filled week with our cousins. Luther was so good to me and to my family over the years, and he was truly interested in what was happening in my life. He was an inspiration on so many levels, not the least of which was his running ability. In typical fashion, he kindly agreed to run with me (at my pace) in many a Peachtree Road Race. He was a gentleman who truly exemplified how to be a godly husband, father and friend – he will be greatly missed.

Chris Peters

April 12, 2019

Just imagine all the people of the earth led to Christ because of Luther's faithful investments in God's Kingdom and personal ministry to others. There was some Hallelujah singing as he arrived in Heaven. Grateful to be part of this celebration of life.

Susan Ferrell

April 12, 2019

Precious memories. How they linger.
1) Lunch at your house with family
2) Family reunions at Aunt Helens church and Dauset Trails, most recent
3) Aunt Laura's conferate rose bush cutting you gave me that turned into a beautiful flowering bush every year.
4) My wedding in 1974 with Luke as my ring bearer
We love you !
We will miss you !
We will see you again , because of our faith in our precious Lord and Savior at Calvary.

David Kuguru

April 12, 2019

We are truly saddened at the news of Luther’s passing.

He was an unimaginable source of inspiration, guidance & genuine caring when I was sick. We both had a rare diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma and he came to my hospital bedside to comfort me. During & after my sickness, I was deeply encouraged as he could truly understand my health situation.

Beyond that challenging time, I admired him as a man of true integrity and as a genuine respectable gentleman. It is with this we wish his family the comfort of the LORD that surpasses all understanding during this difficult time.

David & Toni Kuguru

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