GASTONIA - The Rev. Edward Thomas "Tom" Hogan, 80, passed away peacefully on Feb. 10, 2013, at Terrace Ridge Assisted Living.
He was born Jan. 19, 1933, in Durham, to the late Clifton and Gladys Atkins Hogan and called to the ministry in 1953 while attending Duke University.
Mr. Hogan graduated from Wake Forest University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in the late 1950s and from the School of Pastoral Care – Baptist Hospital in 1962.
Mr. Hogan served the following pastorates: Durham Chapel, 1956-59; Masonboro Baptist Church, Wilmington, 1959-64; East Baptist Church, Gastonia, 1964-72; McGill Ave. Baptist Church, Concord, 1972-82; Hickory Grove Baptist Church, Gastonia, 1982-2000 where he was honored as Pastor Emeritus in 2008.
After retirement, he served as interim pastor to numerous churches in the Gaston area.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Elmore Hogan of the home; children, Emily H. Moore and husband Todd of Landis, Sarah L. Hogan of Raleigh, Eric T. Hogan and wife Jennie of Gastonia, Andrew C. Hogan and wife Trisha of Brevard; stepchildren, Donald Elmore, Jr. of New Bern, Lisa
E. Gillespie and husband Mike of Waynesville; brother, Robert "Bob" G. Hogan and wife June of Hillsborough; brother-in-law Emil A. Gooch Jr.
of Durham; step daughter-in-law Kim Elmore of Gastonia; grandchildren, Candice B. Pethel and husband Jason, Erin B. Linker and husband Chris; six step grandchildren and great grandchildren Miles H. Pethel, Carson B. Pethel and Layna S. Linker.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hogan was preceded in death by his first wife, Erlene Gooch Hogan.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hickory Grove Baptist Church with the Revs. Dr. Tom Kinman, Tim Parker and Robert Winecoff officiating.
Burialwill follow in Gaston Memorial Park.
Memorials in the name of Rev. Edward T. Hogan may be made to Hickory Grove Baptist Church, c/o Family Life Center, 3717 Hickory Grove Rd., Gastonia, NC 28056.
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Arrangements are entrusted with McLean Funeral Directors, Gastonia.