Gregory Lee Boggs was born on September 22, 1948 in Sentinel, Oklahoma to Charles Lee Boggs and Dorothy Jean (Crigger) Boggs and passed from this life on October 23, 2021 in Edmond. Greg graduated from Ponca City High School in 1966. He graduated from college at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. While attending college he met and fell in love with Wilma (Wright) Boggs and they were married on May 2, 1970. After graduating from college Greg and Wilma moved to Burns Flat, Oklahoma where Greg was the band director at Burns Flat High School for one semester. Greg was recruited to move to Okeene in 1971 where he and Wilma lived for over 40 years until moving to Edmond, Oklahoma in July 2021. Greg was the band director for Okeene High School for 20 years, installed the school’s first computer lab, and taught science for over a decade. Greg retired from teaching with 29 years of service to the Okeene Public Schools District.
For those who knew Greg, he was a man full of knowledge and skills, and used them to serve others and help the Okeene Community. Greg ran a successful summer A/C repair business for many years, serving farmers in NW Oklahoma by going on-site to them in the field during harvest. Greg was an EMT and enjoyed serving the Town of Okeene as the EMS Director until his health required him to retire.
Greg’s love of scouting began as a child and continued his entire life. He enjoyed working with Troop 169 in Okeene. He was proud that his children attained the highest ranks in Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts and often accompanied them on activities. He worked for over ten summers at The Williams Scout Reservation as both the Rifle Range Director and Camp Director. After retiring from teaching, Greg worked for the Great Salt Plains Council in Enid.
Greg was a member of the Oklahoma Fraternity of Masons. He was a 32nd degree Mason and served as the Okeene Masonic Lodge Secretary and Treasurer. He had the honor of being the Grand Bible Carrier for the Grand Assembly of Masons.
Greg and Wilma were married for 51 years and they attended the Okeene United Methodist Church for 50 years. Greg was a Methodist lay minister and served the church in numerous capacities. He loved attending Okeene Whippet events and traveling to watch Oklahoma State sports.
Greg is survived by his wife, Wilma Boggs of Edmond, Oklahoma; his son, James Boggs and his wife, Dayna Boggs of Edmond, Oklahoma; his daughter, Sherri Jones and her husband, Chris Jones of Norman, Oklahoma; three granddaughters, Lora Boggs (Stillwater), Ana Grace Boggs (Edmond), Adelyn Jones (Norman); his brother, Dale Boggs and his wife, Carol Boggs of St. Louis, Missouri and numerous extended family and friends.
His parents Charles and Dorothy Jean Boggs preceded Greg in death.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Greg’s honor to Okeene Mobile Meals, PO Box 306, Okeene, Oklahoma 73763.
Celebration of life service for Greg will be Monday, November 1, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Okeene. It was Greg’s wish to be cremated so there will be no viewing or family gathering at the funeral home. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Okeene. www.lanmanmemorials Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.