30 January, 1928 – 31 January, 2020
Charles I. Hogan, 92, died Friday, January 31, 2020, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was a man of his word, a man of honor, a man of integrity, a thoughtful man with a sense of humor, a generous man, an intelligent man who loved to learn new things, a wise man, and the rock his family leaned on. He was born and raised in Grand Bayou, Louisiana. After serving in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1949, for a time on the U.S.S. Prairie, he earned a degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana Tech, graduating in 1953. For 60 years, he was a deacon in the Southern Baptist church, serving God in both long-established churches and new missions as his career in offshore oil drilling took him around the world. He worked in Peru, Norway, Holland, Gabon, Cameroon, Trinidad, Venezuela, Scotland, and England, and most recently in New Orleans. He will be sadly missed by his children Sharon Cloninger (Tom), Martin Hogan, Martha Gilliam (Craig), and Donna Hogan (Dave); grandsons Ryder Lewis (Brandy), Micah Lewis, Amon Lewis, Ramzi Hogan, M. Craig Gilliam, Blake Gilliam, Destry Patterson, and Colton Patterson; great-grandchildren Emma Horn, Mya Lewis, River Lewis, Piper Lewis, Otis Lewis, and Fox Lewis, and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by June, his beloved wife of 65 years in 2015, and his son Charles Hogan Jr. in 2019.