Benjamin W. “Hot” Boswell
Benjamin Walker "Hot" Boswell, Sr., age 83, of Greensboro, Georgia died on Monday, November 25th, 2019 following a long illness. Hot was born on March 8, 1936, and was the son of the late Margaret and Paul Boswell, Sr. He attended school in Penfield, Georgia, and later graduated from Greensboro High School in 1954. After graduation, he attended Georgia Military College and the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Hot excelled in ROTC at UGA, and after graduation was commissioned into the United States Army, where he proudly served his country for five years, thirteen months of which was in Vietnam.
In 1958, he married the former Ann Williams of Greensboro, and after he resigned his Army commission he took a position with the Department of Agriculture in Atlanta, Georgia. Soon after, he became the Executive Director of the Georgia Milk Producers Association. In 1966, Hot decided to return to Greensboro where he joined his father and brother on the Boswell Dairy Farm.
Hot loved football, particularly the Georgia Bulldogs and watching his son and grandsons play in high school. He enjoyed his vacation home in the North Georgia Mountains, and loved gardening and working in his yard. He was a devoted member of the Penfield Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder for many years. Hot loved his family dearly, and was proud that he was fortunate enough to see his first great-grandchild, Porter.
In addition to his wife of nearly sixty-one years, Ann Boswell of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by a daughter, Andrea Roper and her husband Bob of Watkinsville, GA; son Benjie Boswell and his wife Laura of Greensboro, GA; a brother, Andrew M. Boswell and his wife Judy of Greensboro, GA; grandchildren, Dane Boswell, Walker Boswell, Hutch Roper and fiance Ashton Lewis and Cheney Roper Magusiak and her husband Ben; great-grandchild, Porter Elizabeth Magusiak; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Paul Janes “Jack” Boswell, Jr., L.G. “Rooster” Boswell and Doris Birdsong.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Penfield Presbyterian Church, Penfield, GA 30669, with Rev. Reggie Haslett officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Penfield Cemetery, 1211 Cemetery Road, Penfield, GA 30669. Serving as pallbearers are Hutch Roper, Walker Boswell, Dane Boswell, Thomas Clements, Ben Magusiak, Mike Webb and Stacy Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Corry, Billy Copelan, Ben Brake, Robert Evans, Roger West, Gene Lindsey, and Bill Adams. The family will receive friends Friday, November 29, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any donations be made to the Penfield Presbyterian Church, c/o Christine West, 3541 Athens Highway, Greensboro, GA 30642. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.
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