Donald Gregory Boggs

  • Born: November 26, 1958
  • Died: January 14, 2022
  • Location: Central, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, teacher, principal, coach, and friend, Don Boggs, 63, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022. Don had suffered from stage four esophageal cancer, as diagnosed in April 2021.

Born to Gloria Holladay Boggs and James Franklin (Frank) Boggs of Central, Don is survived by both parents, his brothers Mike Boggs and Fred Boggs, his children Jason Boggs, Betsy Boggs, Katherine Boggs, Kelly Boggs, and his two grandchildren Olivia Boggs and Braxton Boggs.

Don graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and a Master's of Education in Secondary Education. Don was a dedicated teacher, principal, and coach throughout his 34 years working in education, as he was known to always give more of himself for the sake of helping others. He pushed his students, players, and staff to live with dignity and continually embrace the lives God had blessed them with. He spent most of his professional career at R.C. Edwards Middle School, serving the communities of Central, Clemson, and Six Mile.

"Finally, I want to thank and praise my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for bringing me HOME!" – written by Don as he reflected on the end of his time here on earth.

A private service for immediate friends and family will be held at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home. A livestream of the service will be provided to the public for viewing virtually on Sunday, January 23, 2022 at 3:00 PM. Scroll to the video player below to view the service.

The family hopes to have a service of remembrance for Don where folks can gather outdoors when COVID rates are lower sometime later in the year. We hope that anyone and everyone who wants to gather to remember and celebrate Don's life will join us for this remembrance service later in the year.

For those interested, flowers can be sent directly to the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital online at or by mail to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Click the play button in the video player below to watch the service.

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I have good memories of Don as a coworker/administrator, and I am so sorry he did not have more time to enjoy retirement. I am thankful for the recent visits I was able to have with him as he fought bravely. My prayers and sympathy are with the family.

Posted by Marilyn Raines - Easley, SC - Teacher   January 23, 2022

To the Boggs family I am so sorry for your loss praying for comfort in this time! Mr. Boggs I am so sorry for the pain you endured now you aren't in any pain! You will truly be missed! You are well respected for sure I will not ever forget what you done for me, an how good you were to me an my kids! You standing up for me! So much I could say! Thank you Mr. Boggs! You want be forgotten! Your HOME! Thank you Jesus for giving us a choice to be with you eternally!

Posted by Tina Foreman - Maudlin, SC - Friend   January 23, 2022

I've searched for some eloquent words to honor Don, but the simple truth says it best. He was a good man and a good friend and I will miss him. All the family is in our prayers. Rest in peace, my friend. I look forward to us having another wrestling challenge in glorified bodies some day!

Posted by Allen Crenshaw - Central, SC - Friend   January 23, 2022

To the Boggs family: I remember coach Boggs very well as a student at R.C. Edwards Junior High School. His love for the passion of teaching, his love for the students was unmeasurable and unconditional. He was a true friend indeed. I encourage you as the scripture says in psalms 121: I look to the hills from whence cometh my help; my help cometh from the Lord.

Posted by Minister Robert Cannon - Baltimore, MD - Student   January 22, 2022

You were loved and respected by so many including me! I am so sorry for all the pain you endured. Rest In Peace now!!!

Posted by Kim Arp    January 21, 2022

Words cannot describe the devastation of Don's passing. Coach Boggs was 100 percent dedicated to his family, friends and work. He went beyond his calling. To have been able to work with him and be his friend was a blessing. He helped so many young people. Rest In Peace my friend. May His Memory Be Eternal

Posted by Teddi Palis - Central, SC - Coworker   January 21, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Coach Boggs will be missed by all all that new him.

Posted by Kevin and Wanda Hendricks - Central, SC - Friend   January 21, 2022

Our hearts are heavy with Don's suffering at the of his life. He was a great guy, always with a smile and friendly manner to all. His memory will continue on. He will be sorely missed.

Posted by Deanie and Dan Shonka Teaachers - Central, SC - Coworker   January 19, 2022

Coach Boggs taught my children, he was such a good man. May God bless his family and friends.

Posted by Kathy Church - Central, SC - Acquaintance   January 19, 2022

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. He was an amazing teacher and coach. He will be missed dearly.

Posted by Drue Yates - Seneca, SC - Student   January 19, 2022

Our deepest sympathies go out to all of Don's family. Although I know you will deeply miss him, he leaves you with wonderful memories and is Home with his Lord and Savior and finally at rest!

Posted by Sherrill Sims - Campobello, SC - Family   January 19, 2022

It is a sad day when a smiling face like Don's will no longer bless us. He was a great neighbor growing up and a good friend from D.W. Daniel (the first DWD). All my best to the family.

Posted by Joel Fox - Newry, SC - Neighbor   January 19, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories or Mr. Boggs during my years at Edwards.

Posted by Megan Brown (Dooley) - Belton, SC - Student   January 19, 2022

My heart is broken. I am truly sorry that Don had to suffer so much pain. I pray that he is happy and whole now and embracing God.
I pray that God gives each of you peace and comfort in the weeks and months ahead. God Bless you all. Please know that Don will be miss by many and he really did make a difference in the lives of many children, me included;wonderful mentor. I am blessed to have known him.
RIP Coach Boggs.
Love you

Posted by Leigh Kennemore - Easley, SC - Friend   January 18, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.

Posted by Patricia Holcombe - Seneca, SC - Friend   January 18, 2022

God bless you mr.don boggs you were a great principal when I was at rc Edwards and a good friend I was glad to have you as my mentor trough out middle school thanks for all the good you have done for me and my family when we was in need go rest high on that mountain to his family I'm sorry for you loss

Posted by Michael Hampton - Central, SC - Student   January 18, 2022

God bless you Don. Great friend of mine at Daniel and Clemson. Loved by my daughters at Getty's.

Posted by Ricky Anderson - Pendleton, SC   January 18, 2022

Sweet children, my heart goes out to you. I hope the wonderful memories of your dad sustain you. I hope your lives are full of people loving you.

Posted by Michelle Buscher    January 18, 2022

Rest In Peace, Mr Boggs. All the time spent in your office was well remembered. The referrals and all the advice you gave will constantly impact me! Thank you for all the guidance. We love you!

Posted by Austin Barkley - Six Mile, SC - Friend   January 18, 2022

He was always very helpful when I met with him about students we shared. I am praying for all his family.

Posted by John Rankin - Liberty, SC - Coworker   January 18, 2022

So many memories wash over me when I think of Don. I will always remember his infectious laugh and sense of humor. Always ready for a prank. But most importantly, he taught me take a breath and monitor and adjust. Know you have received your heavenly reward for a job well done, friend. So hard to say good bye, Don, so I won't. Just see you later.

Posted by Marsha Carey - Myrtle Beach, SC - Teacher   January 18, 2022

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