Stephen Graham Boggs, 71, girls’ softball and basketball coach

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Stephen Graham Boggs
Stephen Graham Boggs

Stephen Graham Boggs, 71, of Yorktown, Va., and formerly of Kannapolis, went to be with his Lord on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at his residence. Death was unexpected.

Stephen was born August 30, 1945, in Iredell County, a son of Claudine Canup Boggs of Kannapolis and the late Edgar G. Boggs Jr. Stephen was employed at the Newport News Shipbuilding, where he was an electrical engineer until his retirement.

Stephen was a 1963 graduate of A.L. Brown High School and a 1969 graduate of North Carolina State University, where he received his Bachelor‘s Degree in Engineering. He was a member of the Wolf Pack Club. While at A.L. Brown, he was a member of the A.L. Brown Marching Band.

Stephen enjoyed sports and was a coach of girls’ softball and basketball teams.
He was an active member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Yorktown, where he was head usher, helped with the Easter Egg Project and went on many mission trips. He was a member of the God and Grit’s Club, the Mariner’s Museum and the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Stephen was a former member of Jackson Park United Methodist Church, where he was a member of Troop 100 Boy Scouts and had received the Order of the Arrow. His family was instrumental in starting the Boy Scout troop at the church.

Those family members left to cherish his memory in addition to his mother include his brother, Jeff Boggs, and his wife, Sharon, of Kannapolis; nephew, Brian Boggs; aunts, Joyce Noble, and her husband, Walter, of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sue Starnes, and her husband, Duane, of Raleigh; and numerous cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Whitley’s Funeral Home Chapel conducted by the Rev. James Pauley. Interment will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Salisbury. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 30 minutes prior to the service. Whitley’s Funeral Home is serving the family of Mr. Boggs.

Online condolences may be sent to www.whitleysfuneralhome.com.