Carl Andrews “Andy” Boggs, Jr. ’62

Carl Andrews “Andy” Boggs, Jr. ’62, of Monroe, N.C., passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 1 after a tough battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 13, 1940, in Mt. Airy, N.C., to the late Carl Andrews Boggs and the late Margaret Lucille Bivins Boggs. He was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret Boggs Asbury. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Martha Sue Taylor Boggs, 1709 Beechwood Ln., Monroe, NC 28110; a sister, Sara Boggs Gaines (Howard); two sons, Carl Andrews “Drew” Boggs III (Christa) and David Christopher “Chris” Boggs (Susan); and five grandchildren, Katie (12), Leah (11), Jake (11), Sara Margaret (9), and Logan (8). Boggs was raised in Elberton, Ga., and graduated from Davidson with a bachelor of science in mathematics, where he was a track and field star. He then was commissioned in the U.S. Army, where he served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1965, he began his road building career with Dickerson, Inc. In 1985, he formed Boggs-Vaughn Contracting, Inc., with several close associates. In 1995, he helped his two sons form Boggs Paving, Inc., where he served as a mentor and advisor until recently. Boggs was a faithful member of First Presbyterian Church of Monroe, where he was an elder, a member of the choir, and sang tenor in a special barbershop quartet group. Boggs had many hobbies and passions, and he enjoyed life to the fullest; he was an avid world traveler and mountain climber, successfully climbing Mt. Rainier and Mt. Shasta in Washington, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, the Matterhorn and others in Switzerland, Grand Teton and others in Wyoming, and an awesome Arctic Circle Canoe trip in Alaska. He was a dedicated supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, where he served many years on the Central North Carolina Council; was district chairman and Scouter of the Year in 1990; received the Silver Beaver Award in 1995, Scouting’s highest honor for a volunteer; and served as Council president from 2006-08. Boggs was also an avid collector of early Ford V8 automobiles; he refurbished two of these classics to “like new” condition, as well as a 1950 Willis Jeepster for his wife, Sue.