Malcolm John Boswell

Malcolm John Boswell, 83, passed away on February 17th, 2022.  Born in Shrewsbury Shropshire, England, June 4th, 1938, he was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Gladys Muriel Boswell.

Educated in England, he earned a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and was a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, where he was a distinguished Fellow. 

After working various positions in England, Malcolm felt he and his family would have more opportunities in the United States.  They immigrated to South Carolina in 1975 and became proud American citizens in 1982. 

Malcolm traveled the world with Fluor Daniel in the International Power Division, making acquaintances and friends on almost every continent.  From 1992 until his retirement, he worked as a consultant for Global Utilities Institute. 

In addition to his family, one of his greatest passions was soccer.  After he arrived in the U.S., he started coaching his sons in what was the infancy of soccer in Greenville.  Malcolm became instrumental in organizing the Mauldin Soccer Club, serving as the club’s first Vice President.  A few years later, he founded the Simpsonville Soccer Club.  He spent many years traveling the Southeast watching his grandchildren play travel soccer.

Malcolm is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Thelma; two sons, Chris (Alissa) and Martin (Elizabeth); and three grandchildren, Drew (Kristie), Will (Amanda), and Gracie Lindsey (Brentton); and his sister, Beryl Whiley (Reg).

He was preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Boswell.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 4:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home – 313 N. Main St. Simpsonville, SC, 29681. 

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In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to a Charity of One’s Choice.

Condolences to the family of Malcolm John Boswell

  • Beryl Kotze
    6 months ago

    What a wonderful friendship we shared with Malcolm and Thelma when we lived in the USA for 4 years. They were so caring and adopted us when we were away from all our family and friends. Sending sincere condolences to Thelma and all the family. You are in our thoughts. Much love Dave and Beryl Kotze

  • Boswell Family,

    It has been many years, but I used to work with Chris at the J.W. Lewis/Dan F. Williamson companies.
    When I saw the name Boswell and that he was originally a native of England, I immediately thought it had to be Chris’s father.
    Our condolences to you, Chris, and to your whole family, in the passing of your father.
    It would be great to be in communication with you again after all these years.
    Please contact me sometime when it is convenient for you to do so. You can get our email address from the funeral home via this condolence posting.

  • Eric Ireland
    6 months ago

    The Boswell’s (Malcolm and Thelma) were big parts of a big time in our family’s life – moving to South Africa in the mid-80’s. They were the first to meet us at the airport and stayed close to us those first weeks. Wonderfully, they stayed close friends of my parents to this day. Malcolm was the first to get me interested in running. I remember his big smile, and won’t forget it.

  • Ian Moore
    6 months ago

    It’s been a while since I returned home to the UK but I remember & will not forget the 2 years that I spent living close to Malcolm & Thelma & the friendship that we shared together & how you both looked after me, the stories & work experience that Malcolm had over the years, the football interest that we both shared with Shrewsbury & Oxford football clubs.
    Malcolm was such a wonderful person, and I will always be grateful for the memories I have of him
    Our condolences to you Thelma for the sad loss of a lovely gentleman and to the rest of the family of the departure of a father & grandfather
    Malcolm will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace
    Ian, Brenda & Norman Moore

  • Norman Love
    6 months ago

    Malcolm was such a fine fellow and a good friend. We remember fondly our good times together. Our condolences to you Thelma and to Christopher and Martin for such a sad loss. God Bless.
    Norman and Doreen Love

  • So sad to have one of our upstate Piedmont area youth soccer leaders to pass away. My sincere Sympathies for your loss, but sincere thanks for Malcolm’s soccer participation with us. Prayers & condolences, Bob Brantley – Past President, South Carolina Youth Soccer

  • Michael Cook
    6 months ago

    Sorry to learn of Malcolm’s passing. We were early on friends in forming the Mauldin Soccer Club. He made so many positive contributions to the youth soccer program . Rest In Peace .
    Michael Cook

  • Robert (Chico) & Lee Zabel
    6 months ago

    So sorry to hear of Malcolm’s passing. So many great memories of family get togethers with Malcolm, Thelma, Chris and Martin for games, sports and dinners. He will be missed by many. I can still hear his unique laugh!
    RIP Malcolm.
    Robert (Chico) & Lee Zabel

  • Greg Helvey
    6 months ago

    Malcomb was a huge influence on me as a teenager in the Mauldin Soccer Club. He devoted countless hours to our youth soccer team as a coach and mentor. He taught us about sport, but he also taught us about leadership and sportsmanship. He was always the calm in any storm, win or lose. The world has lost a great man. My heart goes out to Thelma, Chris, Martin, and the kids.

  • Vernon Helvey
    6 months ago

    I’m so very saddened at the news of Malcolm’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Thelma, Chris, Marty and the rest of the family.

    Malcolm spent so much of his precious spare time with us as young soccer players. The positive impact of his fine character and knowledge on so many young people is incalculable. My late father also thought the world of Malcolm. He will be greatly missed.

  • Cynthia Bannen
    6 months ago

    Thelma, our hearts go out to you & your family. We are so sorry to hear of Malcoms passing. Sending lots of love & hugs.
    Cyndi & David Bannen & children

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