CLEMMONS Mr. Samuel Talmadge Boger, 79, of Clemmons passed away on Saturday evening, January 12, 2013, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Boger was born in Forsyth County on September 3, 1933 to Guy and Dora Creason Boger. He was preceded in death by his parents; an older brother, Irving Gray Boger; his first wife, Mary Lou Whicker Boger; his second wife, Vivian Hendrix Boger; and his eldest son, David Samuel Boger. He is survived by an older sister Eva Lee Nicks of Pompano Beach, FL, older brother Lawrence Guy Boger (Helen) of Winston-Salem, stepson Jeff Kent Griffith of Pfafftown, David's widow Cindy Boger, son Barry Gray (Meg) of Concord, son Dale Edward (Mary Beth) of Winston-Salem, daughter Tamela Luann Wollum (Mark) of West Chester, PA, 11 precious grandchildren, and one adorable great-granddaughter. Sam (Talmadge) was a very devoted family man who always put his faith in God first in his life. He was very faithful in his never ending care of both wives as they suffered from ovarian cancer. He was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church for 47 years where he served as an usher and was active member in the Senior Adult Ministry and Senior Adult Choir as long as he was physically able. He had a great love and appreciation for choral and orchestral music.
Mr. Boger graduated from Mineral Springs School in 1951. He attended night school for 9 years at both Guilford College and Wake Forest University. He retired from AT&T Technologies (formerly Western Electric) in 1989 with 38 years of service. He served his country for two years in the Army as a Specialist. He loved gardening and working outdoors. He always found time to keep busy with handyman projects and was very skillful with his hands. The family would like to extend special thanks to all of his doctors, who cared for Mr. Boger, especially Dr. Steven Helman, Dr. John McCabe, Dr. James Pirkle, Dr. Travis Jackson, and at the end, Dr. Kimberly Kinsley (Hospice Home) and a wonderful set of nurses for which we are so grateful. A funeral service in honor of Mr. Boger's life will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church with Dr. Guy Hipp and Dr. James Joseph officiating. Interment will follow at Forsyth Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Hayworth-Miller Silas Creek Chapel. Memorials may be made to any of the following: the Music Ministry at Calvary Baptist Church, 5000 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem, NC 27104, Hospice and Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103, or Meals On Wheels, 2895 Shorefair Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.
Online condolences may be made to www.hayworth-miller.com