Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC


Joe Childress Hogue Jr.

February 20, 1943June 6, 2012

Joe C. Hogue, 69, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Rex Hospital surrounded by his wife, Sandy, sons, Troy and Kyle, and daughter-in-law, Gabriela, and Pastor Richard Dial.

He was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi on February 20, 1943, to Joe C. Hogue, Sr. and the late Ruth King Hogue. His family moved to Pasadena, Texas, and he lived there until moving to North Carolina in 1971. He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Sandy Hogue, sons, Troy C. Hogue of Raleigh, Christopher "Kyle" Hogue and wife, Gabriela, of Holly Springs, his father, Joe Hogue, Sr. (age 94) & his wife Walleah (age 96) in Deer Park, Texas, one brother, Paul and wife, Bernadette, of Pasadena, Texas, one sister, Connie Mitchell and husband, Tom Mitchell of Ft. Worth, Texas. Joe was also blessed by the godly character he witnessed in the lives of nieces and nephews from his brother's and sister's families.

He held dear the devoted friendships of brothers and sisters in Christ who had been growing in grace together for over 30 years…..to have a heavenly reunion one day…..to last for eternity.

Joe was a retiree of the NC Forest Service. He moved his family to North Carolina upon graduation from Texas A&M University in 1971. For 31 years Joe enjoyed his career as a landscape architect (planning a series of educational forests throughout the state), and later as the Information & Education Chief. Joe was honored in 1993 with The Governor's Award from The North Carolina Wildlife Federation and The National Wildlife Federation, and in 2001 with The Bill Moody Current Achievement Award for Conservation Education.

Joe’s passion in life was serving his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Over the years, he served with a number of ministries; over 21 years in Cary Church of God, as a volunteer sponsor in Polk Youth Center and Wake Correctional Center, with The Gideons International, and as a member of several Bible studies in the area. Joe had profound influence in the lives of college age and young professionals as a Sunday School teacher. Through his teaching, as well as, his gentle, caring spirit, and loving example, he became a spiritual father to many, challenging both young and old, to commit their lives to trusting and serving Jesus Christ. He was truly a man of God who has left a legacy of God's grace to all who knew him; especially to his own family.

His hearty laugh and "come on in the house, brother" attitude made everyone who came to the Hogue House feel welcome and loved.

The Hogue family extends their sincere appreciation for the love and care shown to Joe and Sandy during the past few months by friends, family, health care workers, and especially his doctors; both past and present.

Visitation will be held at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Sunday, June 10th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary, 27511. Funeral services will be held at Cary Church of God, Monday at 11:00 am, 107 Quade Drive, Cary 27513. Graveside service will be held at Brier Creek Memorial Gardens, 7600 Acc Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27617.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Cary Church of God; in the memo line please write "Joe Hogue Memorial".


  • Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2012


Joe Childress Hogue Jr.

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Libby Wilcox

August 2, 2012

I have just read of Joe's passing and I am so sorry. He was one of the first people I met and began working with when I came to NCDENR. We missed him when he retired and we certainly will miss him now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Yolana Managan

June 15, 2012

Mrs.Hogue, Troy, Kyle and Gabriela, I am so sorry about the loss of Mr. Hogue. He was a faithful servant of God and an inspiration. You are in our prayers. Love, Leon and Yolanda Managan

Jay Davies

June 13, 2012

You exemplified Christian brotherly love toward everyone and in everything you touched. I learned much from you on how to live a loving purposeful life. God has most assuredly blessed your life.

Philip Weinbrecht

June 12, 2012

Whenever I thought of Joe, I felt he was the embodiment of the scripture a lot of other people just quoted - "Well done good and faithful servant." I am looking forward to seeing him again and getting a Texas sized hug. Philip W

Sue Perry

June 11, 2012

Joe always made Me feel welcome. I would visit Bill and family and I saw Sandy and Joe.

June 11, 2012

Sandy, I was saddened to hear of Joe's passing. I have so many fond memories of our visit in Pigeon Forge, Tn.....just felt as if I had always known you. Keeping you in my prayers for God's peace and comfort to be with you and your family. With love and sympathy.

Velma Hunt, Easley, S. C.

June 11, 2012

Dear Hogue Family,
Joe and I were classmates at Pasadena High School. He was the sweetest, kindest and most gentle person in the school. We were blessed to have him as a friend and he will be remembered here in Pasadena/Houston.
I pray for all of you - Sandy, Troy, Kyle, Gabriela, family and friends. I lift you up to the Almighty God and ask Him to put His loving hands on you and around you.
Much love to you.
Wanda Brandt Dearing

Jim Sain

June 11, 2012

Joe was a fine gentleman and I enjoyed working with him for many years. Joe is now at home with the Lord but he will be missed here.

Iglesia Vida Nueva, Inc

June 11, 2012

Dear Family,
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.
You are in our prayers.

Davis Palmer

June 11, 2012

I am not ashamed to admit I cried when I heard Joe had passed. What a beautiful man, who has most assuredly heard a so-deserved "well done, my good and faithful servant" from our Lord. My heartfelt condolences to his fine family and legacy.