Enoch Boger Inman, known to all as Boddie, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on December 16, 2015, having reached the age of sixty-five years, two months and twenty-seven days. Boddie was born in Pilot Knob, MO, on September 19, 1950, son of Boger Enoch Inman and Melissa Orlean Inman nee Smith. As a young man he was united in marriage and blessed to have two daughters. On March 21, 1981, he was united in marriage to Connie Sue Proctor nee Copeland and two daughters came to bless this union and their families were joined as one.
Boddie is survived by his wife, Connie Inman of St. Clair; by his children, Bodette Algiere of St. Clair, Cassie Friday and husband, Justin, of Lonedell, MO, Leeda Brenner and husband, Jim, of High Ridge, MO, Erica Lewis of Sullivan, MO, Jamie Pataky and husband, Tom, of New Haven, MO and Chad Proctor and wife, Tonya, of St. Clair; by one brother, Ernest Inman of Union, MO; by six sisters, Kate Whited of St. Clair, Martha Whited of St. Clair, Evelyn Vance of Eldridge, MO, Camilla Tucker and husband, Jerry, of Eldridge, Rose McClelland and husband, Charlie, of Truman, AR and Erma Keling and husband, Ronald, of Belle, MO; by fifteen grandchildren, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.
Boddie was preceded in death by his parents, Enoch and Melissa Inman; by one sister, Margaret Jones and by two infant siblings, Paul David Inman and Myrtle Inman.
Boddie was a Christian and member of Duly Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. He was proud to have served his country as a Private First Class in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, entering September 24, 1970 and receiving his honorable discharge on April 25, 1972. For many years, Boddie worked in residential construction and also for Inman Concrete Company, primarily doing basement foundations. Later he began his career with Pendaflex in Union, MO, retiring after thirteen years of employment as a machinist. He was an outdoorsman at heart and loved to go hunting and fishing. He processed his own meat and often volunteered this service to others during deer season. He liked raising his own chickens and turkeys and at one time had cattle. His family was his pride and joy and he treasured the time they shared. Each of his grandchildren held a special place in his heart and he was happiest when they were around.
A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held at 7:00 PM on Monday, December 21, 2015 at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. Andre Washington officiating. Private committal will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family.