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William Lundy "Bill" Boggs
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1922
Kansas, USA
Death: May 6, 2012
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA

Boggs, William (Bill) Lundy, 89, of Wichita, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2012. He was born in Winfield, Kansas, the oldest son of Paul Revere Boggs and Vera Marie Boggs. He is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Delpha Boggs, one brother, Robert Ray Boggs of Winfield, Kansas., one son, Larry Boggs and wife Cindy of Kimberling City, MO. And one daughter, Janis L. Dunaway and husband Jim of Wichita, Kansas. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren, Brent Boggs of Wichita, Keicha Wagoner of Kimberling City, MO., Jennifer Parks of Wichita and David Parks of Kansas City, MO., and one great grandchild. He was a lifelong resident of Wichita. He served in the Army during World War II. He took his training at Ft. Hood, Texas, in the Message Center, working with codes. He was sent to Philippines in the South Pacific and he came out of the service at the end of the war as a Tech Sargent 3rd Class "Entertainment Specialist." He played his beloved fiddle with the KFH Ark Valley Boys until they moved to KANS radio as the Corral Gang. He was also "Fiddlin'Willie Boggs" on Dusty's Jamboree which was aired on KAKE TV. He was taught to tune pianos by one of his fellow band members, and he loved working for himself. He eventually bought a book and taught himself how to paint signs, which led him down another path in life by starting Boggs Sign Company in 1952, in which he was joined by his son in 1966 and grew to be one of the leading sign companies in Wichita until they sold out and semi-retired in 1991. Bill was a great mentor, in fact he was responsible for hiring and training several friends and family members in the sign business over the years. He was a member of Glen Park Christian Church, Albert Pike Masonic Lodge, Wichita Consistory, Midian Shrine, where he played with the Hillbilly Band for almost 50 years. He also belonged to Wichita Hi-12 with the Wichita Retired Businessmens' Club. He was also a founding member of the Sons of the Desert Laughing Gravy Tent Oasis # 229 of Wichita, Kansas. Viewing was held on Wednesday May 9, 2012 from 12 to 8 pm with family receiving friends 7 to 8 pm and funeral services were held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel. Memorials could be sent to Midian Plane of Mercy.

A life is like a song we write
In our own tone and key,
Each life we touch reflects a note
That forms the melody.

We choose the theme and chorus
Of the song to bear our name,
And each will have a special sound,
No two can be the same.

So when someone we love departs,
In memory we find
Their song plays on within the hearts
Of those they leave behind.

TAPS
Day is done...
Gone the sun
From the lake...
From the hills...
From the sky.
All is well...
Safely rest
God is nigh.

Fading light....
Dims the sight
And a star....
Gems the sky....
Gleaming bright
From afar....
Drawing nigh
Falls the night.

GUEST BOOK

May 09, 2012
I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a greatful nation as an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one. "Honoring Those Who Served-Ministry" (If you wish a personalized memorial card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salute, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, please send me your home address to where the card be mailed. Send to: Chaplain Richard Reuer, 1206 6th St SW, Minot, ND 58701. This is a free service to fallen veteran families.)
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Chaplain Richard Reuer,
Minot, North Dakota
May 09, 2012
I know that you will miss him, and he is playing his violin now. He loved to play that and entertained people with the Hillbilly band.
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Sharon & Robert Rackham,
Wichita, Kansas



May 09, 2012
I will always smile when I hear any mention of Fiddlin Willie and when he
brought his fiddle to our new years party
it seemed as tho we were all back on the
radio along with him...musical memories such as those left by Bill are truly immortal. peace be with us all.
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Rick Sanborn,
Mulvane, Kansas
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May 09, 2012
Mr. Boggs was always helpful to us whenever we had a question when we were planning our family reunions in the Wichita area. His footprints have been many in our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you his beloved family.
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Dennis & Teresa Ulrich,
Wichita, Kansas
May 09, 2012
The "Oby" Victory family would like to extend our condolences to the Bill Boggs family. Bill was a big part of our life when we were growing up. Our daddy played with Bill in the band as well as sang with him in the Victory Trio. We have wonderful memories of him on Dusty's Jamboree, KANS Corky's Coral Gang, and the KFH Ark Valley Boys. They even played on flat-bed trucks at the opening of a number of local stores. We always chuckled at the way he moved his mouth when he played his fiddle. What an excellent musician. He will be missed. Blessings to the rest of the family.

Joetta, Brad, Gloria, and Rex The remaining Roy Oby Victory family.
May 09, 2012
Delpha, John and I are so happy we could spend the evening with you and Bill recently along with Leroy and Cheryl. Watching Bill play his fiddle one more time was a blessing for us all. We are sad today and we know you are too but Bill is with God now and I am sure he is playing his fiddle and singing his heart out. (John and Cheryl Yasbec)
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Cheryl Yasbec,
Wichita, Kansas
May 09, 2012
I had crossed paths with Bill several times while visiting my father, Dawson Fields, at Reflection Ridge. My dad sure thought a lot of him, and from what I know of Bill I can see why. I can only imagine what a wonderful husband and father he must have been. 71-years of marriage is a great testimony! I regret never getting the opportunity to hear him play his fiddle! May his death be a celebration of his life!
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Rhonda Riggs,
Wichita, Kansas



May 09, 2012
I am one of Bill's first cousins. We did not keep in touch through the years and I regret that. I remember Bill for his music.
Delpha God's Peace

Marilea Boggs Hoffmann
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Marilea Hoffmann,
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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May 09, 2012
Our sympathy is with the Boggs family.
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Don and Ruth Pickering,
Wichita, Kansas
May 09, 2012
Bill was a wonderful fiddler and an all-around great guy. I'll miss visiting and playing music with him.
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Orin Friesen,
Benton, Kansas
May 09, 2012
I didn't know Bill personally but my dad St. Elmo Wilson lived next foor to him on Harding St. in the 50'.
My Sympathy to his w ife & family.

Margaret A. Miller
Copperas Cove, Texas
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Margaret A. Miller,
Copperas Cove, Texas
May 09, 2012
I had the pleasure of getting to meet Bill when he came to sing and play with my dad Oby Victory, and uncle Bud Victory, when we had country & western day at our church. The harmony those 3 had was goose bump harmony. My prayers go out to the family, but he is now playing on the BIG stage in the sky. He is the only person that showed me the difference in a fiddle and a violin. He will be missed.



May 10, 2012
We would to extend are condolences to the Bill Boggs Family,Thoughts and Prayers. From Merle and Doris Wagoner and Family
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Merle Wagoner,
Haysville, Kansas
May 10, 2012
Larry & Cindy, we are so sorry for your loss. May your time left with your Mother be sweet and may the Lord bless you both as you adjust to Larry being the patriarch now in your family. Fred & Nancy Dopps
May 10, 2012
Larry,Cindy,and the entire Boggs Family
You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of a great legend in the Wichita area. His legacy will live on in those that had the pleasure of knowing and listening to him.
Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.
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Tom&Anne Smarsh,
Carnation, Washington
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May 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Eva Mae and Fritz Jr. Forister
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Fritz Forister,
Wichita, Kansas
May 10, 2012
Dear Jan,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. I think of you often and will keep you in my prayers. I see Steve frequently and appreciated his sending this notice. God bless you and your family
Kathleen

 
 
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 Parents:
  Vera Marie Lundy Boggs (1900 - 1994)
  Paul Revere Boggs (1900 - 1980)
 
Burial:
Resthaven Gardens of Memory
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot: William Lundy Boggs
 
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Record added: May 08, 2012
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