Clinton Carl Boger

Published 9:54 am Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Mr. Clinton Carl Boger, 91, formerly of Eaton Road, Mocksville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 30, 2023 at Davie Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his family.

Carl was born on June 6, 1931 to the late Millard and Ella Mae Potts Boger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Carolyn Cartner Boger, to whom he was married for 57 years until her passing; and by his brother, Bobby Eugene Boger.

Carl was born and raised in Davie County, and after graduating from Mocksville High School, continued the family trade as a dairy farmer. Soon after getting married to Carolyn he was drafted into service with the U.S. Navy, and he often fondly reflected that sailing around the world was the trip of a lifetime. Carl loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, whether it be canning pickled beets, taking walks in the pasture, or simply sitting under the shade tree and chewing tobacco. He kept the kitchen radio tuned to 98.1 FM, and he enjoyed watching NASCAR and cheering for the Tarheels, Yankees, and the Washington football team. Carl was a quiet man who reverberated a humble resilience, and you have never met anyone more patient.

Survivors include: his 6 children, Wayne Boger (Martha) of Kernersville, Barbara McBride (Barry) of Mocksville, James Boger of the home, Kathy Boger of Mocksville, Mickey Boger of the home, and Susan Marion (Kevin) of Mocksville; 4 siblings, Virginia Cope, Gladys Beaver, Linda Lyerly, Sarah Kerley; 14 grandchildren, Samantha Gaines (Malik), Matthew Boger, Carli Justiniano (Xavier), Mallory Phelps (Alex), Lesley McBride (Renato), Daniel McBride, Natalie McBride, Sydney McBride (Joseph), Tiffany Smoot, Emily Boger, Hazel Marion, Silas Marion, Iris Marion, and Ruby Marion; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Tiffany Seaford and Rev. David Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Bethel UMC, where Carl was a member (PO Box 193, Mocksville, NC 27028).

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