William C. Boggs, Jr.

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William C. Boggs, Jr. passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer.  William was born in Columbia, South Carolina on December 17th, 1963 and was the third child of William Boggs Sr. and Ann Steele. He spent his childhood years in Columbia, where he graduated from AC Flora High School. After spending some time at the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina, he enlisted in the Military as an Active Reserve Marine. He spent 19 years in the Marine Corps and was stationed across the country in places such as Parris Island., Chicago, and Marietta, GA.  William served in several capacities including gun range instructor, tank commander, helicopter flight operations observer, and many others.   He rose to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant and earned both the Meritorious Service Medal and Navy Achievement Medal, as well as awards for Good Conduct and Longevity, making lifelong friends along the way.  The discipline and patriotism William learned in the Marines never left him as all who knew him would attest.  Following his time in the service, he gained certification in computer engineering and began working for Siemens. During his time with Siemens, his team patented two revolutionary medical inventions, the Single Sign-on service and Vein Palm Reader.  William traveled around the country to hospitals integrating his operating systems and providing technical support.   Following his time at Siemens, he worked for Imprivata until his passing, where he continued to hone his skills and provide support to hospitals across the U.S. 

William’s greatest joy in life was being with his beloved son, Max. You could always find him on the sidelines of his son’s football games or in the front row of the theater for his son’s plays, giving his unending support for whatever Max chose to do. In his leisure time, he was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and hitting the range with Max and a wide circle of friends. Being a friend of William was a special bond. Friends, family and neighbors alike knew that if you needed help building a deck, installing a water heater, or repairing a leaky sink, William was the one to call. He gave freely of his time -always helping others.

William is preceded in death by his mom Ann Steele Hendrick, and his grandmother Ethel Steele. He is survived by his son, Maxwell Kampel, father and step-mother, Dr. William C. Boggs Sr. and Dr. Sallie H. Boggs, and sisters, Mary Anne Boggs Betenbaugh, Allison Parks Boggs, Dr. Elizabeth Wingard Boggs, and Creighton-Elizabeth Radcliffe Boggs. 

For those wishing to pay their respects, there will be two services. The first service will be Friday, March 19th at 3:00 pm at Georgia Funeral Care with an open viewing before from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The second service will be a graveside service with Military honors on Friday, March 26th at 2:00 pm at the National Cemetery in Florence, SC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Marine Corps Toys for Tots, an organization that William devoted many hours to during and after his military career.

11 Comments To "William C. Boggs, Jr."

Leo Clouser On Mar 20 2021 at 12pm
William was the best friend I ever had in my life. Always there to cheer you up, call you on your birthday, and so many more things. I will truly miss you my friend. Reply to this comment
Zillul Haque On Mar 20 2021 at 12pm
I was honoured to have met and worked with William. He had a great sense of humour, he was incredibly friendly and his work ethic was what everyone should inspire to. Hearing his life story is beautiful. Although the time I spent with him was short, I am grateful that I had the pleasure to have met and enjoyed his company. My greatest condolences to his family and friends and hopefully he can now rest in peace after giving so much during his life. Reply to this comment
Claire Reilly, Imprivata On Mar 19 2021 at 6pm
A true gentleman and he will be sadly missed Reply to this comment
Douglas White On Mar 19 2021 at 6pm
Always a caring and thoughtful guy. You will be missed by many. Reply to this comment
Allison Turner On Mar 19 2021 at 6pm
Still doesn’t seem real but thank u for looking out for me and my brothers.I love you and you will be missed uncle William???? Reply to this comment
John Stiglbauer On Mar 19 2021 at 12pm
Time sped by way too quickly. William was a good friend during our high school days. I wish we had stayed in touch. Rest well my friend! Reply to this comment
Joe Finch On Mar 19 2021 at 12pm
I worked with William for many years at Imprivata. He was a good man, incredibly dedicated to his coworkers and customers. I could always count on him to do the best job possible. He will be missed tremendously. My condolences to his family. Reply to this comment
Chris Steel On Mar 19 2021 at 6pm
Well Said Joe - I worked with William since his days at Siemens and with us here at Imprivata. My condolences to his family.
Becky Smith On Mar 19 2021 at 12pm
Bill, I am so sorry to hear of Williams death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Becky Smith Reply to this comment
Tammy Mansfield On Mar 18 2021 at 7pm
William I know you are Flying high with the Angels and are their knight and shining Soldier like you were here on this earth. During our years of friendship,you were the sweetest and the kindest always ready to help or part of the party .Hugs and Prayers for your family. Until we meet again! Reply to this comment
Dennis & Karen Wall On Mar 18 2021 at 7pm
William was the kind of caring person who made a lasting impression. He will be missed. ~ Dennis & Karen Reply to this comment
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