Jerry Leon Hoagland Sr.

Indianapolis, Indiana

1957 - 2020


Indianapolis, Indiana


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Jerry Leon Hoagland, Sr.

Jerry Leon Hoagland, Sr.'s sunrise began on an early Wednesday morning, January 1st, 1957. He always claimed he was cheated out of the first baby being born, but settled for the 2nd baby born in Ft. Wayne, IN 1957. His sunset began early Wednesday morning on April 1st, 2020.

Jerry accepted Jesus Christ at an earlier age and attended St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ft. Wayne. He was employed by Digital Equipment Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company before retiring with a PMI Certification.

Jerry married Debra Ann Benberry in 1989. His love for family and life showed in so many ways and his accomplishments were many. Jerry's memberships include Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and 13 Black Cats Social Club.

Services will be privately held with final disposition at Crown Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family will designate a benefactor at a Celebration of Life Memorial on a later date. A Celebratory Parade has been planned for Saturday, April 11.

Jerry's survivors include his loving wife, Debra Ann Benberry Hoagland: children, Jerry L. Hoagland, Jr. and Daylen A. Hoagland; adoptive children, Asia E. Scott and Roy J. Scott and granddaughter, Dakota A. Williams; sisters, Shirley A. Hoagland (Roy) Wright and Carlotta R. Hoagland (Roland) Boyd.

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My condolences to Jerry's family. Jerry worked for me in the past and he was a joy to work with. He was kind and funny and always sought to bring people together and support each other. I loved working with Jerry and consider it a privilege to have known him.

I knew Jerry from line dance class ft Riverside he was good at always seem to be having fun .your line dance family will miss you Rip hollywood

I know him from line dance at riverside He was good and pick new dances fast we will miss his smile.Rip Hollywood.

I will miss you Uncle Jerry. Thank you for all you have done for me and my family. Rest in peace.

Your nephew, Gasman

I knew him as Hollywood from our Riverside Line Dancing class. We both loved the Colts! I'll always remember his sunny disposition and his ability to learn the dances so quickly! He truly had a love for life and always put a smile on your face. He will be deeply missed by everyone from his line dance family. Our deepest condolences to his family. May a smile come to your lips before a tear comes to your eyes when you cherish his memory. Rest In Heaven Hollywood!

On behalf of the Thomas family, your neighbors on Aerie Lane, we are saddened and send our condolences to the family, on the passing of Mr. Hoagland,

With Deepest Sympathy,
Leon, Tonna and Jaden Thomas

Deepest sympathies to you all. It was our pleasure to enjoy an evening with Debbie and Jerry in January of this year. He always spoke highly of his family and his love for golf. He was a pleasant and friendly chap. He was an excellent project manager and understood people and how each person could contribute. May you find peace knowing Jerry is in God's hands. Take care! Steve and Winnie Soviar.

Pastel Peace Basket

Lisa Simmons