Boggus, Weldon

Weldon Garfield Boggus, Jr.

February 16, 1954 - January 2, 2018

Weldon Garfield Boggus, Jr. of McKinney, Texas passed away on January 1, 2018 at the age of 63.  He was born on February 16, 1954 to Weldon Garfield Boggus, Sr. and Shirley Ann Price Boggus in Pecos, Texas.  Weldon married his high school sweetheart Rebecca Marie Beckmann in 2002.  He was a social worker who specialized in helping at risk youth.

Weldon devoted his life to helping others both in his career and his personal life.  He lived to make people smile and often went to great lengths for the happiness of those he loved.  A dedicated family man, Weldon shined most in his role as a grandfather.  Whatever his grandchildren wanted, “Pops” made it happen.

He will forever be remembered as a southern gentleman that refused to let chivalry die, fixed whatever was broken, found whatever was lost, and made every stranger a friend.

Weldon is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Marie Beckmann of McKinney; children, Omi Ford and husband, Robert of Houston, Texas, Sarah Coward and husband, Ken of Memphis, Tennessee, Erron West and wife, Amy of Denton, Texas, Amanda West of Little Elm, Texas; Rachel Richardson of McKinney, Texas; Wil Richardson also of McKinney; grandchildren, Isabella and Trey Ford, Kaya and Stax Coward, Hope Atkinson, Richard, Zachary and Alana Kershner, Alexis and Trevor West, Maya Wilson; parents, Weldon and Shirley Boggus of Bryan, Texas; brother, Tom Boggus and wife, Charlene of Bryan, Texas; and numerous other loving family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

Memorial donations may be made to The Weldon Boggus Scholarship at The High Frontier, P.O. Box 1325, Ft. Davis, Texas 79734.


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The Boggus family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mark Stanford, January 8, 2018 I am so sorry for your loss. Weldon was a wonderful friend to all. My prayers are with the family. Ann Ligon Moore, January 7, 2018 Rest In Peace Buckley Tom Ezell, January 5, 2018 Remember him from High School. He will be missed Roberta Hall, January 5, 2018 I am so sorry for your loss and will keep the family in my prayers Kay Northcut, January 4, 2018 SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . HAD NOT SEEN WELDON SINCE HIGHSCHOOL. BUT ENJOYED TALKING ON FACE BOOK . KENNETH BROMLEY, January 4, 2018 I have not seen Weldon (Buck) since we were kids. Our parents have been lifelong friends since Van Horn days. However, in a time of need several years ago he helped me. As I've read the kind words said about him it is very clear that he was a good husband, dad, grandfather and friend. I know he will be missed. Thank you for being a friend to me. My prayers and love are with his family as you go thru this difficult time and the days ahead as you begin a new normal without Weldon.
Debi Norman Wilson, January 4, 2018 Sending our condolences. Weldon was truly a wonderful man and he is now in peace up in heaven reunited with his dearest friend Dave. Heaven truly has gained another wonderful angel. RIP Weldon. John and Daina Dyess, January 3, 2018 Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of our dear, sweet "Buckley". He was always so good to our children, Mark and Mindy. We enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor, and dry wit. We will be praying for you as you deal with your loss. The Tom Polson family Judy Polson, January 3, 2018 So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort. Sincerely, Barbara Whitley Barbara Brockman Whitley, January 3, 2018 I am saddened by this loss. We bantered back and forth on Facebook having a lot if fun. I was glad to see Becky in his life again. He certainly was a doting grandfather and he will be missed! My condolences to the family. Ron Mills, January 3, 2018 Becky, I am so very sorry that you have lost Weldon. He was a good man and a good friend; his character was impeccable and I respected him a lot. My prayers to you and your family. May God bless you! Curt Curt Liles, January 3, 2018 My pep squad football player will be missed but his sense of humor and wit will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers for all the family. The Boggus family will always hold a special place in my life and many others. Prayers 
Cathy Burnham Havins, January 2, 2018 Very saddened and shocked to hear this news. My deepest condolences to all of the family . Forrest, January 2, 2018 I am at such a loss of adequate words . Weldon was a wonderful friend all through school! We reconnected several years ago after he found Becky. Loved his FB posts. He was one of the great guys in the Class of ‘72 and always had my back! There is another hole in my heart today. Dorothy Hearn Nolen, January 2, 2018