Johnnie Hogue, Sr. of Grover, NC was called to Heaven on Wednesday January 6, 2021 in Shelby, NC at the age of 88 years old. During his peaceful last days, he was surrounded by his beloved family.
Johnnie was born on July 30, 1932 in Cherokee County, SC to the late Mrs. Ossie Lipscomb Hogue and Strap Jefferies and raised by Mr. Troy H. Hogue, Sr.
Johnnie has always been a big personality with a quick wit and loved to give cherished friends and family pet names. He never met a stranger and was a great friend to many.
Johnnie joined Island Creek Baptist Church in Gaffney, NC at an early age and has been a life-long active member. He graduated high school at Green Bethel in Boiling Springs, NC.
In 1946, he met the love of his life, Cordelia Valentine at Battleground school and they have been each other’s rock for the past 67 years, married on March 8, 1953. They settled in Grover, NC in 1962.
Johnnie served honorably in the U.S. Army, worked with Duke Power in Cliffside, NC and finished his almost 30-year career in Research and Development with PPG before retiring.
He loved animals including an award-winning dog running career with the Beagle Club across the South and raised chickens and rabbits. Johnnie also faithfully tended his large garden that has feed many in the community over the years. Later in life, he was active in the Blue Oval Mustang Club in Shelby, NC and loved watching sports in television.
Johnnie was a strong patriarch who loved the Lord and his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Mrs. Cordelia V. Hogue of Grover, NC; Son Mr. Johnnie Hogue, Jr of Kings Mountain, NC, Son Mr. Dennis Hogue of Kings Mountain, NC, Daughter Ms. JoAnn Hogue of Shelby, NC; Grandchildren- Mr. Dennis James (DJ) Hogue of Gastonia, NC, Dr. Latrice M. Hogue of Atlanta, GA, Ms. April Hogue of Kings Mountain, NC, Mr. Christopher (Tasha) Hogue of Kings Mountain, NC; 6 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Child; Brother- Mr. Troy (Stella) Hogue Jr. of Gaffney, SC; a host of nieces, nephews and other beloved friends and family including special daughter Mrs. Carnelle W. Smith.
He is preceded in death by parents, Mrs. Ossie Lipscomb Hogue, Mr. Troy H. Hogue, Sr., Mr. Strap Jeffries; Siblings- Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Jackson, Beamouse C Hogue, J.T. Jefferies, Conrad Jefferies, Samuel Jefferies, J. B. Houston, Emanuel Jefferies.
A Homegoing Service will be held on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at 2pm at Island Creek Baptist Church. He will lie in state at Island Creek Baptist Church from 1pm to 2pm.
Viewing will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 12pm to 6pm at Gilmore Mortuary.