Russell "Eddie" Edward Hoge Jr.

November 20, 1950June 30, 2019
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Russell Edward Hoge Jr., age 68 of Sophia passed away in Charlottesville, VA on June 30, 2019. He was born November 20, 1950 in Mullens, WV to the late Russell Edward Hoge Sr. and Dorothy Mae Smith Hoge. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Steve Adkins; and sister, Dorothy Beckett. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 23 years, Mabel Hoge; son, Russell “Eddie” Hoge III (Jessie) ; daughters, Lisa Powell (CJ) and Zina Justice (Bill Burdette); sister, Virginia Williams; brother, John Hoge; 9 grandchildren, Emilee, Asley, Gage, Eddie, Shea, Hunter, Cayla, Katrina, Steve and 4 great grandchildren. Eddie was a proud member of the Pierpoint Freewill Baptist Church and loved his brothers and sisters there. Eddie was also a proud US Army Veteran serving two tours in Vietnam. Eddie was a devoted family man and still found the time to bowl a perfect 300 game. Funeral Service will be held at Blue Ridge Funeral Home on Saturday July 6, 2019 at 1 pm. Charles (Butch) Acord will be officiating. Friends may gather with the family from 12-1pm. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019


Russell "Eddie" Edward Hoge Jr.

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Nina Clay

July 8, 2019

I knew Eddie in high school. He was a really good guy, and he used to laugh and tell me that girls more or less had to work for their grade, but when the boys smiled and flirted with the female teacher they did not have to work for their grade!!!! It was given to them!!!! To Mable, and the rest of his family I am so very sorry for your loss!!!! May the LORD keep his loving arms around all of you, and give you the strength to carry on from day to day!!! He has won his battle, and all of us are left to keep fighting until we are called home, or raptured, when the LORD comes back!!! EITHER WAY WE WILL BE A WINNER!!!!!!!

Tammy C. McKinney

July 6, 2019

Edward and I graduated from Mullens High School together in the Class of 1968. We reconnected on Facebook and enjoyed sharing our youthful memories. I am so sorry for the loss of this man of faith and friend to many. Sincere sympathy to his family. May you find comfort in all of your memories.

Virginia Hoge Williams

July 5, 2019

Eddie I will miss you.. We had been together for 68 years and we had our share of ups and downs like most brothers and sisters..
I know Heaven is Beautiful..
Now you and Dorothy are together with mom, dad and Steve.. won't be long until I will join y'all..
Your are pain free and are breathing well..
PS: I have heard there are no Ford's in Heaven only Chevrolet's..
Love, your sister

Mickey Mitchell

July 5, 2019

Eddie and I went to school together and was there in Nam at the same tome. he was a good friend and wonderful man. We pray you find all peace within Jesus as He is the only one who can heal your brokenness. Lord as this family leans on yo pour out all your love care and tender mercy for them all this day. In Jesus name Amen

Lisa Powell

July 4, 2019

I have 39 years of wonderful memories from a great father..I love you Dad!!!

Frank & Karen Bowers

July 3, 2019

We both knew Eddie before we started bowling together at Accu-Lanes. We had so much fun and made tons of memories. Eddie was a true patriot. To bad there aren't more like him. R.I.P. my friend. You were and will also be loved.

Debra Quesenberry

July 2, 2019

I really hate to hear this. Lisa I know your heart is broken. Prayers for you and Eddie. Your dad stopped by the dealership and talk to me one day. Prayers for Mabel and Zina .

Brenda (Martin) Thorn

July 2, 2019

So sorry to hear of Eddie's passing. Praying that God will wrap his loving arms around each and everyone of his family and give them peace and comfort. The last time I saw Eddie was at the bowling alley in Crab Orchard that is now closed. I thought a lot of Eddie. RIP Eddie! Love and Prayers. Brenda and Kenny Thorn