Carl John Hogue

Feb 14, 2013

1922 — 2013

SWANNANOA — Carl John Hogue, 90, passed away Feb. 12, 2013, at the Charles George VA Medical Center.

Carl was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in World War II as a Pharmacist Mate aboard the USS Wyoming. He retired from the VA Hospital in Asheville in 1977 as a laboratory technician.

Saved as a young teenager, he first joined Fairview Baptist Church in Nantahala, and subsequently remained active in Calvary Baptist in West Asheville, Beverly Hills Baptist, in Asheville, and First Baptist Church Swannanoa.

He was very active in Masonry, including Scottish Rite and York Rite in Asheville, but most well known through the Swannanoa Lodge. Carl served as Master in 1970 and 1972, and was Secretary of the Lodge for 24 years. He was a certified lecturer and served as District Deputy Grand Master and, also, District Deputy Grand Lecturer for this District. He was fondly known as “Mr. Mason” to many.  He served extensively throughout this district, was honored with many honorary memberships, due to his willing service in several lodges. He was a life member of the Swannanoa Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley Hogue and Lottie Dills Hogue. Jane Lovedahl Hogue, wife of 51 years, and by his first son, Stanley E. Hogue. Also, he was preceded in death by all of his brothers, Arnold, of Newark, Delaware; Earl, of Nantahala; Clyde, of Atlanta, Georgia; and Ray, of Asheville; and by sisters: Inez Capitini, of Trenton, New Jersey; Fay Hogue, of Everett, Washington; Ethel Hogue, of Enoree, South Carolina; and Beulah Lovedahl, of Waynesville.

He is survived by son, Marion Hogue (Gwen), of Miles City, Montana; and sisters, Bonnie Buchanan, of Waynesville, and by Pauline Hogue, also of Waynesville; grandsons Dan and Carl Hogue, both of Miles City, Montana; and granddaughters, Sherri Banks (Stephen) of Leicester, and Shellie Thompson (Anthony) of Canton; great-grandchildren, Kasha and Clyde Hogue, of Miles City, Montana, and Dakota Thompson of Canton.

He remained very close to Susan Rector (son Stan’s widow) and her husband, Terry.

He graduated from Waynesville High School and the Navy Hospital Corps School, Bainbridge, Maryland. He graduated with a certificate in medical mycology from the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia.

His hobbies included bird hunting, farming, bee keeping, fishing, and he was well respected for building custom fishing rods, especially fly rods, for many years following retirement from the VA Hospital.

Carl received a special honor for his admirable and dedicated service to Masonry in N.C. and its subsequent positive effect for the State of North Carolina.  June 13, 2004, was proclaimed “Carl J. Hogue day” by both the Grand Lodge of A.F&.A.M. (Masons) and by the Governor of North Carolina, Mike Easley.

The Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the chapel of Wilson Family Funeral Service in Black Mountain. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at First Baptist Church Swannanoa, with burial following at Skyview Memorial Park.
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