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SWANNANOA - Carl John Hogue, 90, passed away at the Charles George VA Medical Center on February 12th 2013.
Carl was a US 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, NC, 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, preceded in death by all of his brothers, Arnold of Newark, Delaware, Earl of Nantahala, NC, Clyde of Atlanta, GA, and Ray of Asheville; and by sisters, Inez Capitini of Trenton, NJ, Fay Hogue of Everett, WA, Ethel Hogue of Enoree, SC, and Beulah Lovedahl of Waynesville, NC.
He is survived by son, Marion Hogue (Gwen) of Miles City, Montana; and sisters, Bonnie Buchanan of Waynesville, NC, and by Pauline Hogue, also of Waynesville. Grandsons, Dan and Carl Hogue, both of Miles City, Montana, and granddaughters, Sherri Banks (Stephen) of Leicester, NC and Shellie Thompson (Anthony) of Canton, NC. Great Grandchildren, Kasha and Clyde Hogue of Miles City, Montana, and Dakota Thompson of Canton, NC.
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, MD. He graduated with a Certificate in Medical Mycology from the Center for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.
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 NC and its subsequent positive effect for the State of North Carolina. June 13th of 2004 was proclaimed Carl J. Hogue day by both the Grand Lodge of A.F&.A.M. (Masons) and by the Governor of NC, Mike Easley.
The Family will receive friends on Thursday, February 14th 2013 from 7 to 9 PM in the chapel of Wilson Family Funeral Service in Black Mountain, NC. Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 15th 2013 at 11 AM at First Baptist Church Swannanoa with burial following at Skyview Memorial Park.
For those that would like to leave words of comfort to the family may do so at www.WilsonFamilyFuneralService.com
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 13, 2013