Bradley Brown Hogue, Jr., age 88, of Athens, GA, died at home on Thursday, June 6, 2013, with his two daughters by his side. He was born on August 15, 1924, to B.B. Hogue, Sr., Editor of the Dallas Times-Herald, and Sara Hogue in Dallas TX. He was proud to be an Eagle Scout and later a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he flew planes from aircraft carriers. Brad earned his BA from SMU (Dallas), and M.Ed. and Doctorate from UNT (Denton, TX). He taught elementary school and was a principal. He was a university professor at UNT, SHSU (Huntsville), LSU, USWL (Lafayette, LA), the prestigious City College of New York where he was invited to teach, and finally Lamar U. in Beaumont, TX. Brad had a sharp wit and keen sense of humor and enjoyed birding, canoeing, and backpacking. He founded the Golden Triangle TX Chapter of the Sierra Club, served on the Board of the Audubon Society, was a member of the American Birding Assoc., and led numerous backpacking trips from the Grand Canyon to Iceland to the Swiss Alps. He was an opera buff, avid birdwatcher, and Shakespeare enthusiast. His last birding trip was to the Dry Tortugas at the age of 85, and he had over 500 species on his Life LIst. In 2010 he was included in a WWII Veterans' Honor Flight to Wash., D.C., visiting the WWII Memorial, Korean Memorial, and the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Predeceased by his first wife Betty and his second wife Winette, he is survived by his two daughters, Caroline Hogue and Kathleen Owings, and his stepdaughter Lisa Allen and son-in-law Terry. He treasured his grandchildren Colin Norman, Teague Owings, and Adrian and Parker Allen. Services will be held at a later date.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 23, 2013