David Leonard Boaz

April 29, 2005

David Leonard Boaz, 89, of 907 Jefferson Avenue, Clifton Forge died Friday , April 29, 2005 at his residence. He was born in Pittsylvania Co, Virginia on August 19, 1915 a son of the late David Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Ragsdale Boaz. He was a retired Supervisor with Dominion Virginia Power. He was an active member, former Sunday School Teacher, and Elder of the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church. He served as a Boy Scout leader and former President of the Clifton Forge Lions Club. He was also an avid wood worker and gardener. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he was in the European Campaign with George S. Patton . He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Laura Jane Williams Boaz in January of 2005.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Charles Wood of Richmond, Virginia; a sister Mary Ellen Beggarly of Blairs, Virginia; two brothers Richard Oakley Boaz of Virginia Beach, Virginia and George Boaz of Chattanooga Tennessee; three grandchildren: Sara Elizabeth “Sally” Wood Nystrom & her husband Jon of Richmond, Laura Jane Wood of Richmond, and Joseph David Wood of Blacksburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister Bertha Lee Hundley and a brother Jack Edward Boaz. He is also survived by three sister in-laws: Grace Williams and Jenny Jones and her husband, Espey, of South Boston, and Betty Stacy & her husband , Pat of Cary, North Carolina; two brothers in law, Raymond P. “Buster” Williams and his wife, Mattie Lee of Manassas, and James R. “Dick” Williams & his wife, Mickey of Vienna; a brother-in law, Cecil Granger of Halifax.

A Funeral Service will be conducted on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 11AM at the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church with the Reverend John Haney officiating. Entombment will be at the Mausoleum at Alleghany Memorial Park. VFW post 4299 will conduct the military rites.Pallbearers will be Ed Woodson, R. Joe Wood, Earl Higgins, Bob Putnam, Jon Nystrom, Tommy Edelblut, and Richard Claterbaugh. The family will receive friends at Nicely Funeral Home on Sunday, May 1, 2005 from 4-6 PM and at any time at the residence. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial tributes to be made to the Clifton Forge Presbyterian Church, 544 Church St., Clifton Forge, VA 24422.