SANFORD — Billy Banks Boggs, 90, of Sanford, died Wednesday (03/31/21) at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst.

He was born in Lee County, son of Robert Franklin Boggs and Camilla Cox Boggs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son Billy Banks Boggs Jr.; sisters Minnie L. Angell, Betty Jean Boggs Beal; and brothers, Robert Boggs, Ed Boggs, Albert Boggs, William Boggs and Richard Boggs.

Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Sanford Produce Company.

Surviving is his wife of 68 years, Libby Thomas Boggs of the home; daughter, Marilyn Hunter and husband R. Merrill Hunter, MD, of Raleigh; son, Carl W. Boggs and wife Bonnie of Sanford; grandchildren, Cameron Boggs, DMV, Casey Boggs (Kylei), Katie Cecil (Sean), Christopher Hunter, MD (Janel, MD), Matthew Hunter (Laura) and Anna Underwood (Cody); and great-grandchildren, Wilhelmina (Minnie), Hugo, James, Thomas, Adalyn, Joni, Amelia and Olivia.

The graveside funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Juniper Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. J. Scott Finicum officiating. Viewing is 9 a.m.-noon Friday and Saturday at the funeral home.

In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, masks are requested for the services.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Broadway United Methodist Church or Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption in Sanford.

Online condolences can be made at www.smithfuneralhome