Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home

729 South Edgewood Ave, Jacksonville, FL


Jack Hogan

October 11, 1949April 14, 2017
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William “Jack” Jackson Hogan Jr., 67, passed away April 14, 2017 in Jacksonville FL. He was born in Holyoke, MA on October 11, 1949 to parents William Sr. and Alva Hogan. Jack graduated from Paxon High School in 1967. He married the love of his life and his best friend, Clara Davidson on November 8, 1969. Jack is predeceased by his father, William Jackson Hogan Sr.

Jack retired from a long career with Bellsouth and also founded Hogan Karate International. As a martial arts instructor, Jack had a 10th degree Black Belt in Ryukyu Kempo Karate and a 5th degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. He earned numerous martial artists awards, including several Hall of Fame inductions. He was a member of many organizations, including the Sons of the Confederate Veterans. Jack was a Green Beret in the 3rd Battalion, 20th Special Forces group of the Florida National Guard and also served in the Florida Air National Guard. He also held the high honor of being knighted as a Knight of Honor in the Sovereign Military Order of St. Michael.

Jack is survived by his wife, Clara Hogan, his children, Amy (George) Bolt, Katrina (Sam) Hope, and David (Jessica) Hogan, and his grandchildren, Anthony (AJ), Eric, Hadley, Bradley, Sarah, Galen, Ben, Cierra, and Lorna. He also leaves to cherish his memory his mother Alva Hogan Palmer, stepfather Bill Palmer, brother Al Hogan, sister Melody Friedt, stepbrother Tom Palmer and stepsister Sheri Blecker. Jack was dearly loved by many and he will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00pm Monday, April 17, 2017 at Hardage-Giddens, 729 Edgewood Ave. S., Jacksonville FL 32205. A memorial service will be held at 11:00am Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Oceanway, 212 Sago Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32218. Pastor Herb Young will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jack’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Community Hospice of NE FL. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens, 729 Edgewood Ave. S., Jacksonville FL 32205.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 17, 2017

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Jack Hogan

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Ken Onimus

October 19, 2017

True definition of a Sensei. One who has gone before us. We will all endeavor to be a better students and teachers. Thank full to have walked the path with him.

Randy Goodwin

October 16, 2017

Jack was a very humble and great teacher. He had deep care for hid friends. Miss you !!!

Scott Williams

September 17, 2017

Very sad to receive this news what a great man and teacher Jack was I had the honor of studying under him at several seminars in Ormond Beach at Nick Cerio Southeast Kempo the martial arts world has lost another great practitioner he will be greatly missed but never forgotten and his teachings will be passed on for years to come through his students like myself

Kenneth Olcott

April 26, 2017

Jack was amazing with Chi. The knock outs he could do were awesome! The martial arts community will miss him greatly. Good night my friend

John Quest

April 21, 2017

Sitting on the back porch, sharing your knowledge you shared so much with me. Half my size , but easily Twice the man. I endeavor to continue forward your legacy Sensei.

John Quest

Linda Guisinger Scott

April 20, 2017

Forever Sensei.
I am forever grateful for the Karate lessons I got to take through Duval Co Community Education. Always sad that I had to quit when I did. But there are things I learned there that I will always have with me, "tools" in my back pocket.
Thank you. RIP.
Sincere prayers for the family. May the Lord hold you in His arms during this time.

Hollie Doehne-Metz

April 18, 2017

Alva, may our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Lon Doehne & Family

Skip Starling

April 18, 2017

I owe Jack a great gratitude. His training actually saved my life multiple times. His thirst for knowledge created a passion of the arts that was realized by anyone who knew him. He will be truly missed.

Jeffrey Braddock

April 18, 2017

He was a great person I learned so much from him for the short time I went to his school in the mid 80's.

larry@susan lombardi

April 17, 2017

Good by long time friend. We started karate together in 1970. In the army,side by side everywhere,ever time together,for many years. I am so sorry we missed those last few years, BUT I' LL SEE YOU AGAIN SOON' I'LL MISS U UNTILL THEN. life will go on. GOD TAKE CARE OF JACK ! .


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