The son of the late William S. and Edith M. Boswell, Bill was a graduate of Cleveland High School and Delta State University. Truly a Renaissance man, he wore the hats of C.P.A., businessman, English instructor, church and civic leader, and world traveler.
Active over the years in civic leadership positions, Bill served as president of the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, president of the Cleveland Exchange Club, and a frequent actor in Community Theatre. An interest in hosting foreign exchange students resulted in his working tirelessly with Rotary International, and for many years the Boswell household graciously hosted students from all corners of the globe.
Bill is survived by his wife, Nancy Davis Boswell; four daughters: Stacey Lampkin (Billy), Katherine Boswell, Nan Thompson, and Dorothy Boswell; three grandchildren, Jessie Lampkin, Molly Lampkin and Carter Thompson; three sisters: Beth Jacks (Gerald), Kathy Nichols (Tom) and Melanie Wadlington (Warner); sister-in-law, Dorothy Davis; beloved nieces and nephews, Emily Mosley, Bethany Dowdy, Will Jacks, Tom Jacks, Melanie Beckham, Matthew Nichols, Jack Nichols, Mary Clay Morgan, Bill Wadlington, Jim Wadlington, Jennifer Hays, Don Richardson; and many beloved cousins.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to St. Andrews United Methodist Church, PO Box 535, Amory, MS 38821.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Cleveland with Rev. Darion Duckworth officiating. Burial will follow in Delta Heights Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service hour at the church. Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at eepicklefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory.