Eugene "Jack" Jackson Hogan Jr.
September 17, 1944 – November 3, 2018
Eugene Jackson “Jack” Hogan, Jr., longtime resident of Winter Haven, Florida, went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on November 3, 2018.
Jack was born September 17, 1944, in Orlando, Florida, to Eugene Jackson Hogan, Sr. and Cora Lee Kight Hogan. Graduated: Winter Haven Senior High School in 1962. Eugene Hogan, Airman 1st Class, was stationed at MacDill Air Force Base where he honorably served four years in the United States Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. After his military service, he returned home to Winter Haven, where he was employed by Automatic Machinery Corporation/Brown Citrus and worked as a Millwright for 45 years.
Jack Hogan was respected and loved by many. He was a great cook, whether it was in the kitchen, over a camp fire, or smoking meat for all to enjoy. He spent much time in the outdoors; camping, fishing, hunting, planting and growing fruit trees, frequenting the classic car shows, and working at his home and in his shop (where he built things for himself and others). Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, was a great provider, husband, father, teacher, mentor, and was always available to help a neighbor.
Jack built and raced number 19 at the Auburndale Speedway, built an ultralight with a friend that was awarded ULTRALIGHTS 93 GRAND CHAMPION at the SUN n FUN FLY-IN, Lakeland, Florida, designed equipment for work, made tools, and built a house/home for his family, with the help of God, family, and friends.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, EJ Hogan, Sr., Cora Lee Kight Hogan; sister, Sandra Lee Hogan Deck; in-laws, Will Coll "WC" and Sadie Marcella Little Owens; sister-in-law, Letha Owens Braxton; niece, Margaret Braxton. Jack is survived by his wife of 54 years, Will Ann Owens Hogan; daughter, Eugena Diane Hogan-Junker (Shawn); son, Stacey Coll Hogan (Tina) and two grandchildren Devynn and Bradley Junker; brother, Bill Hogan (Bridget); brother-in-law, Wayne Deck (Beth); brother-in-law, Ron Braxton (Ellen); nieces and nephews, Dean, Greg, Kathy, Shane, Jason, Marcella, Marlo, and Clay.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made online at: samaritanspurse.org or by calling toll free 1-800-665-2843. Mark your gift for: Operation Heal Our Patriots (013960)
Visitation for Eugene Hogan is scheduled Friday from 2 - 3pm at the Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home Auburndale, Fl. with a Funeral Service to follow at 3pm.
- Will Ann Hogan, Wife
- Stacey Hogan, Son
- Gena Hogan Junken, Daughter
- Samaritians Purse
- Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
Eugene "Jack" Jackson Hogan Jr.
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Beverly Cahill Eskdale
November 17, 2018
Jack was always there to help my son, Jamie, always welding or fixing something for him. Jack saw more than his fair share of Jamie's bicycles, go-carts, dirt bikes, dog cages and trucks over the years. But more than just repairing things for Jamie, he showed Jamie how to make repairs. Jamie told me that he learned so much from Jack, Ronnie Braxton and Lance Joyner. It is people like Jack and all of our neighbors on Mullins Road that made it such a special place to live. Thank you Jack for being a wonderful neighbor.
November 16, 2018
Mr. Hogan was a wonderful man and will be truly missed. I spent many a night under his roof. He and his family were part of my life for many years growing up. He introduced me to many firsts.... first time camping, mini bike riding, and frog legs, just to name a few. God gained a good man.
My deepest sympathies to Mrs. Hogan, Gena and Stacey. Love to all.
November 11, 2018
Jack was more than a neighbor. He was someone that was always kind, even if I was the terror of the neighborhood. I always looked up to him.
His kind,caring and giving ways always provided guidance even without saying a word. Will miss you Jack. Rest in his arms, will visit you as I meditate.
November 9, 2018
As my oldest cousin, “Jackie” was the coolest of cool growing up in the 50’s and 60’s. But even though he was older he always had time for us, taking us for rides on his motorcycle or holding on to us while riding the disc behind the boat. His calm, kind, confidence made me want to be like him. I think Jackie knew a man never stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child. Obviously Jackie lived his life much as his Savior JESUS lived HIS. I’m thankful Jack is finally able to be with HIM forever.
November 6, 2018
Jack & I go back a long way. Going to church together as kids at Inwood Baptist Church. Those were the Good Ole Days. Jack & I remained good friends together forever. I even helped him & W C Owens build a race car which Jack drove. I even hauled it down to Ft. Pierce Fla. so Jack could race it. At my age I cant remember how we done but we had fun. Jack was a real good welder and I was not so good and he would do most of my welding. Jack liked hunting & fishing and his family very much. We did not see much of each other in our later life but we both knew that if one of us needed something we could depend on each other. Rest in peace Jack and at my age we will be together agin so dont be surprised when you see me. gonna miss you.
November 6, 2018
To a friend that helped me in so many ways, I will miss you and our talks we had, also the times you would let me catch one more fish than you.