Boggess, John (2)

John Alvin Boggess

April 29, 1952 - January 6, 2020

Dear Friends of John,

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced us to postpone the John Boggess Celebration of Life event on March 28, 2020. His family has to travel to Dallas from several states across the US and currently it is not prudent to have them travel at this time. In addition, it is not advisable to gather in large groups and we are expecting a large group to join our family to celebrate John’s life. Frankly, that’s the point of the day to be together, and meet each other to share stories of this special man that graced our lives. Once we determine the new date invitations will be sent to everyone!

We hope you stay safe, healthy, and well during this outbreak.


The family of John Boggess

John Alvin Boggess of Dallas, Texas, passed away on January 6, 2020, at the age of 67. He was born on April 29, 1952, to Al and Mitch Boggess in Little Rock, Arkansas.  John graduated from Little Rock Central High School.  For 34 years, John’s vision and creativity, specifically with the interior design team, were integral in serving clients that he cared for deeply and helping grow the business at Vineyard Frame Design in Dallas. 

John is survived by his siblings, who were lovingly called the 5 J’s, Jann Webb and husband, Mike of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jim Boggess of  North Little Rock, Arkansas, Jeff Boggess and wife, Sarah of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Jenny Herman and husband, Mike of Fort Worth, Texas; he adored and was a difference-maker in the lives of his nieces and nephews, Meredith Porbeck and husband, Brian, Mitchell Webb, Mark Webb, Helen Boggess, Jason Boggess, Hannah Boggess, and Joshua Boggess; grand nieces and nephews, Payton, Parker, and Patterson Porbeck; and numerous other loving family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Al and Mitch Boggess.

Memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics, Minnesota area 11 delegation at or by contacting Michelle Bardwell at, 763-270-7181.


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Sorry for your loss. Kathy Robertson, April 30, 2020 John was the best! Whether it was one piece of artwork on a budget , or an entire ranch project with no budget, he gave his complete attention! He never talked about himself , was cheerful, and so kind. His calming demeanor helped thiis highly strung interior designer do her best!! I told Craig that I wanted to send Steve Hartman of CBS information on John so he could do a story on him! After all the negativity we hear, the world needed to hear about John! Of course, I didn’ fully focus on my plan as I knew John liked his privacy! Wow, I miss him, his hugs , and kisses on my cheek! Kathryn Clinton, February 17, 2020 I am so sad to learn of John’s passing. He was my trusted framer and friend for over 20 years. I am grateful to have known him. Undoubtedly he will be missed by not only myself but also the design community. My sincere condolences to John’s family and the Vinyard family,
Niki Samuel, January 22, 2020 John will be missed! But while here, he made my day brighter when I worked with him. What a joy! Ron Guest, January 22, 2020 John will be missed by the Dallas Design community. His dry wit and clever humor always brightened my day. John had a talented eye and a masterful touch to his craft. With a heavy heart I offer my sympathy to John's family and friends as they mourn their loss. David E. Salem, January 21, 2020 I am so sorry to hear about Johns’ passing- he was such a kind, sweet-natured soul. He was always so helpful and knowledgeable every time I came in to Vinyard. He is truly irreplaceable- My thoughts and prayers are with Johns’ family and loved ones at this sad time. May Gods’ grace be with you all! Suzy Childress, January 21, 2020 My condolences for John's family. I have not seen John in so many years and to hear this news makes me so sad. I loved John very much. May John rest in peace!
Beverly Webb, January 19, 2020 For all of John's family - was so very sorry to hear this morning of John's passing. He hung around in our little group of friends in the 10th and 11th grade. I was able to reach him by facebook about 5 or 6 years ago and we chatted back and forth. He sounded really happy, so very sorry for your loss.
karen busch-osborne , January 19, 2020 John was a friend to all who knew him and worked with him. I always sought out his astute advice and trusted his wonderful taste. I also tried to plan my visits at times that weren't as busy so we would have time for a little chat. He helped me through bad times with a kind word or an understanding smile. I never imagined he would be gone so soon. I only wish I had told him how much he brightened my days. Nancy Fisher, January 18, 2020 I was shocked to hear about John’s death. I just loved him. I have lost several friends recently, but this one really makes me sad... he made this world a better place and so many people will miss him. He ALWAYS greeted me like a very special friend, he was so helpful... not trying to “push” his ideas on me, but rather listening to what I wanted to design for my clients. He always made me laugh and enjoy the experience. What a wonderful guy! May our sweet Lord comfort all his family and friends!
Jacqueline Forni James, January 17, 2020 John was always a positive force at Vinyard. He will be missed by all who knew him; he was such a true professional for all his years of dedication to his work. We are so sad to lose him so early in his life. My condolences to his family and his fellow associates at Vinyard. Joan Winter, January 17, 2020 What a talented and kind man John was. He will be missed. Christina Bass, January 17, 2020 John was one of the most caring, fun and loving people I have ever met. It is with tears in my eyes that I write this note as he will be greatly missed. I have known John since he started at Vinyard Frames. He was always the ultimate professional but also helped me by sharing his ideas as well as his heart. I always left with a smile on my face because I had fun working with him. John, thanks for bringing the heart and sunshine to all of our lives and especially mine. Thanks for the love and friendship all of these years, I will miss you my friend. With Love, Glen Glen Boudreaux, January 17, 2020 I am so sorry to hear about John. He has helped me frame many family events over 25 years. When I would come into the store, I immediately would start to look for John. He was so good at his work but more than that such a kind soul. He always made you feel good. There was such a peace about him. I will for sure miss him. I pray for peace and comfort for his family.
Tricia Jolesch, January 16, 2020 All of us who knew and worked w/John will have a huge void in our lives. He was such a special and dear person. Anita Carpenter, January 16, 2020 I worked with John from 2006 till 2013. When I would visit the store in the years since, he always greeted me with a smile & hug. I visited with him last fall and he helped me with a print for my home. I will miss him and his expertise! Deborah Hamilton, January 16, 2020 I’m so sorry for your loss. John was one of the sweetest people I’ve worked with. He always had a smile on his face and made picking out designs so seamless. He will be dearly missed. Peyton Riley, January 16, 2020 John will be missed greatly. He had a superb sense of styling and designing. He helped me many, many times. A gentleman and a scholar, as well as a friend. God speed, my friend John. Thank you for everything. Hervey
Hervey Priddy, January 16, 2020 I am so sad to hear this. Had worked with John for many many years and always appreciated his expert help. He was a very kind man that I will always miss! Sending my sincere prayers for comfort for his loved ones. MARY Anne Smiley, January 16, 2020 It was such a pleasure when I worked with John on a framing project. He was always full of great ideas and always open to sharing them with me. Even when I was 100% wrong he would kindly show me a better option and then proceed to make the magic happen.
Kathryn Sargent, January 16, 2020