Joseph C. Boggs Jr., age 35, originally from Wise, Va., passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at his home in Whittier, NC. He was born September 24, 1982 in Norton, Va. Joseph was a graduate of Virginia Tech and was a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service for 12 years in Northern California before moving to North Carolina. He attended The Grove Church in Bryson City.


He is survived by his wife, Maggie Fitzgerald Boggs; daughter, Arleigh Maeve Boggs; parents, Joseph C. and Kaye Mullins Boggs; sister, Amanda Reed and husband Bradley and their children, Noah, Olivia, Isaiah, and Celia ; mother-in-law, Lois Fitzgerald; sister-in-law, Liz Goodgame and husband Ben and their children  Max, Maggie , Jude,  and Jonah ; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.


A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Rick Vannoy and Bro. Tommy Griffin officiating. The family will receive friends from 3 until 4 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers memorials, may be made to the National Wildland Firefighters Association, 2049 Airport Way, Boise, ID 83705.