J Harold ‘Shorty’ Boger

Published 7:00 am Monday, January 2, 2023

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Mr. J Harold “Shorty” Boger, 81, of Boca Raton, Fla., passed away on the evening of Dec. 24, 2022.

The youngest of six children, he was born on Jan. 6, 1941 in Davie County to Evelyn Wall Boger.

Shorty enjoyed the Boger/Walls family reunions in October of each year. He loved shooting guns and designed a shooting game to teach his family the art of target shooting. Upon moving to Florida, he joined his brother Jess in a plumbing business, gaining the reputation of being one of the most reliable, capable plumbers in the area. He had a knack for solving repair issues of all kinds—there was almost nothing that he was unable to fix. Shorty had a deep knowledge base and a love for birds and excelled at bird photography. Some of his most outstanding bird photography was shown at a public exhibition at Hinson Art Museum on the campus of Wingate University and will also be on display at the funeral service at Eaton’s. He also enjoyed making his own bullets for target practice and skeet shooting. Shorty held a special place in his heart for his daughters and often affectionately called them “Babe.”

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a sister, Margaret McLemore; and brothers, Harding Boger and Eugene Boger.

Survivors include: his 3 daughters, Charlene Bregier of Charlotte, Adrienne Lucke of Cashiers, and Brigette Meek; longtime partner, Maria Levix of Boca Raton; his siblings, Madeline Shelton and Sherman Boger; grandchildren, Ryan Bregier of Charlotte, Noelle Bregier of Haggerstown, Md., Joshua Bregier of Charlotte, Carlinah Meek, and Alessandria Meek, both of Boca Raton; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Gilbreath officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be considered for a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.