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Carroll Wade Pogue

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Carroll Wade Pogue, died Thursday, October 13 following an eight month struggle with declining health. He was born in O'Donnell, Texas, November 19, 1925, to Chester Pogue and Mamie Cogburn Pogue. He spent his childhood and teen years in Throckmorton, Texas, until he joined the Navy in March 1944. He was discharged in May 1946, having spent fourteen months of sea duty in the Pacific.
Wade graduated from Texas Christian University in 1949 and began his career in Texas Public Education as a band director in Texas City, which remained always close to his heart. He also taught music in White Oak and Kilgore before taking a position as band director in the Spring Branch Independent School District in 1955 at Spring Branch High School, the district's sole high school at the time. In 1961 his SBHS Band for the first time in its history was chosen Honor Band by Texas Music Educators Association. He continued as band director until 1966 when he was appointed Director of Music Education for the school district. During this time the school district grew considerably, and under his leadership, the music program flourished. In 1968 he left the music program when he was appointed assistant to Superintendent H. M. Landrum. In 1978 he became Deputy Superintendent under Superintendent Henry Wheeler, a position he held until his retirement in 1985. He held both Dr. Landrum and Hank in highest esteem.
In addition to his parents, Wade was preceded in death by his wife Louise Miller Pogue, Infant son Kelly, sister, Janice Conway, and father-in-law Bill Lemkowitz.
He is survived by Lola Lemkowitz Pogue, his wife of 45 years, adored children Shannon and Teri Pogue, Tara and Jeremy Donnelly, and Meghan and Marc Pendelton, grandchildren Lauren and Nathan Pogue, Alexis Buentello, and great grandson Shore; niece Suzanne Conway and cousin Adrienne Williams. He is also survived by Lola's extended family: Mother-in-law Louella (Mama Lou) Falgout Lemkowitz; brothers-in-law William(Butch), James(Huck) , Kim, and Frankie Lemkowitz; sisters-in-law Kathryn (Cookie) Hale, Lisa Aycock, and Shelly; their spouses and children, all of whom he loved. He often said he was thankful for the Lemkowitz/Falgout family as he had so few relatives himself.
The family is grateful for the care Wade received in his final months, particularly from the staffs at Triumph T & C Hospital and The Forum at Memorial Woods and his doctors Stefan Kreuzer, Ariel Velasco, and Jerson Cadenas. They also thank Merle Jensen and Garth Heitshusen for their unfailing support and visits to Wade and family during his illness.
Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 PM October 20 at Waltrip Funeral Directors. Services 11:00 AM October 21 in the Waltrip Chapel. Interment will follow in Houston National Cemetery.
In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests donations to Spring Woods High School, 2045 Gessner, Houston, 77080, Attn: SWHS Band Wade Pogue scholarship fund.


Published in Houston Chronicle from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2011
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