Marcel Boggs Jr.
Marcel Boggs, 53, of Florence passed away on 07/31/2019. He was born in Mullins, SC to Linda (Floyd) Boggs and the late Mancel Boggs, Sr. Marcel served in the U.S. Army for two years. Upon his return, he attended Francis Marion University where he played basketball. Known as the “big man on campus”, Marcel was an integral part of the 1990 team that went to the NAIA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournament. After a successful college career, Marcel played one season of Professional Basketball in Belgium. Upon his return, Marcel and his wife began raising their beautiful family together. He later attended school at night to complete his college degree. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Coker College. He was a teacher and a coach before his health declined. Marcel loved his students and athletes and believed in building a strong foundation in learning the basics in life and sports. His impact on others has created an everlasting memory for those that knew him. For 20 years, he worked with the Pepsi Carolina Classic as the announcer, earning him recognition as the “Voice of the Classic”. However, Marcel is best known for his singing. He was an extremely gifted singer and musician, using his talents to bring joy to those who heard him. Marcel loved the Lord and was humbled by the many miracles God performed in his life. It is that living testimony that will continue to bring glory to God forever. Marcel is survived by his wife, Becky (Shane) Boggs, son Richard Boggs of Montana, two daughters, Caitlyn (Boggs) Harris and Emily Boggs, a granddaughter, Audrey Harris, all of Florence. He is also survived by his mother, brother Rickey (Rockie Lynn) Boggs of Ohio and a sister Mishelle Harvey of Chapin and his Uncle Allen (Dawn) Floyd of Mullins, and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and “adopted” children. A church-led Celebration of Life will be held at Lebanon Church located at 7005 Friendfield Road, Effingham, SC on Monday, August 5 at 11am. Visitation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lebanon Church or the Boys & Girls Club of Florence in Marcel’s memory.