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Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home

201 25th Ave North, Nashville, TN

OBITUARY

Kevin Hogan

December 13, 1954March 24, 2020

Michael “Kevin” Hogan, December 13,1954 through March 24, 2020 Michael “Kevin” Hogan passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020 unexpectedly at the age of 65. Born in 1954, Kevin, was adopted in Nashville TN, and raised in Tullahoma, TN and Huntsville, AL. The son of William Joseph Hogan and Mary Leatherbury Hogan, he is survived by his daughter, Keleigh Hogan her mother, Cara Hogan, sisters Florence Hill Hogan, Mary Hogan Thompson, and brother William Duncan Hogan. Kevin is also survived by members of his New York extended family, who he was fortunate to meet later in his life. Kevin attended SR Butler High School in Huntsville, AL. He was a well-known bass player in his young adult life, playing in bands like “Thunder” and “AEON”, then moving to Nashville to play with artists like Delbert McClinton, Mel and the Party Hats and Tony Joe White. His 25-year career continued with country music legends like Tonya Tucker, Waylon Jennings, and Clay Walker. Kevin celebrated the birth of daughter Keleigh Lane Hogan on April 28, 1998, whom he loved and adored with all his heart. He was an amazingly gifted artist, musician, and photographer whose inspirational photography was widely used by LifeWay and Methodist Publishing Houses. He was also the owner and photographer and as he would say the “landscaper” of Spring Haven Mansion in Hendersonville, TN. Kevin will be greatly missed, he was a positive, gentle soul with a good-natured sense of humor. His connection to life is still alive in his artwork, music, photography and of course his daughter. Due to the public health concern as a result of the Coronavirus COVID-19, the funeral home Marshall-Donnelly-Combs in Nashville TN is limiting services according to the directive of local and state authorities. Therefore, Kevin’s remains will be cremated. Family and friends will have a "Celebration of Life" ceremony later this year. Please revisit this website for future dates and information. Memorials may be made to Music Cares in Kevin’s name. Please sign the online guest book at www.marshalldonnellycombs.com.

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Joe Turley

April 2, 2020

Kevin and I have been great friends about 40 years and band mates (Waylon, Hogan's Hero's, Ivory Joe & the Midnight Howlers), confidants, soul mates, jamming buddies and mutual therapists.
Though Kevin was a wonderful musician and phenomenal photographer, most of all ... he was truly a good man, always exceedingly kind generous and gracious.
And he adored Cara & Keleigh.
The last few months Kevin & I spent some quality time together talking and jamming. Several weeks ago he was playing bass at church with me. At the end of the service, he was next to me, did some praying and re-dedicated his life to Jesus.
Kev, I know you're playing some Heavenly tunes now. I'll miss you buddy! ... till we meet again.

Dean Curtis

April 1, 2020

One of my fondest memories was a trip to the "walls of jericho". we parked off the side of the road and hiked several miles to the Walls. A beautiful site with a clear water stream feeding a pond that was deep enough to swim and cold enough to wake you up :) i Have often thought back to that experience that was all Kevin. He had a wonderful spirit of adventure as well as a lot of tales of adventures past, like breaking into a fire tower and sitting on top looking out over Gods greatest creation. The world has lost a great light, I Pray the lord has a special spot reserved for him. Rest in Peace Kevin..

Marilyn Aweau-Bailey

March 31, 2020

I can’t even remember when I met Kevin. It just seems I’ve always known him. we never attended the same school or knew each other growing up although we were both from Huntsville Al. We met as friends having many friends in common in the music community and although I didn’t sing or play a musical instrument my job was usually in the bar tending or server capacity in clubs that he performed. Fast forward work took him to Nashville.. marriage took me to Nashville and we reconnected. He was our first visitor at the birth of our first child. He was our 2nd visitor ar our 2nd child’s birth and since he didn’t make it to our third child’s birth we named him Kevin. Although we had the pleasure of meeting him for lunch and introducing him to our Kevin 6 weeks later. What person do you know of .. that you see once in a blue moon ...makes the time to be a part
Of something so special in your life? Well Kevin was that person to us and it just connected us forever. We didn’t see each other often but when we did it was if no time at all had passed. Fun laughter and whiffle ball. He was family ..not by blood but love. I will miss his smile
Laughter and pictures of his trees. Our love and prayers to Keleigh and Cara. Rest in Love Kevin..til
We meet again❤️

Jim Cuzzort

March 31, 2020

I met Kevin at the Bellevue Ymca in the Fall of 2019. In him I found many avenues of friendship-from humor and sarcasm to instructional tutorials.
As a workout partner he formulated a variety of challenges for us both. As a swim coach he was relentless ; "one more breath, Jim."
Perhaps the saddest event in life is a kind word left unsaid. Each time we parted I told him how he was a gift to me. Knowing Kevin,I will never be left with any regrets or missed opportunities ; live in the moment.

Brad and Mary Beaver

March 29, 2020

We have had the pleasure of knowing Kevin since Keleigh was in Girl Scouts with our daughter Amber, in the 1st grade. We have great memories of events at the house, Halloween, Christmas parties, and our much enjoyed camping trips to Hiawassee River. Time spent on the river, sitting around the campfire playing music, and early morning trips to the river for a dip in the cool water. He was such a joy to be around, always looking for something new to photograph. We love you, Kevin.....until we meet again.

Mark Barch

March 29, 2020

Kevin and I grew up in the same neighborhood in Huntsville, Ala. We both attended Butler High School and we formed a band in my junior year. We played many games of baseball and basketball together and made several camping trips together with other friends. He was a great guy and was considerate of others. Unfortunately we lost touch after he moved to Nashville and I moved to Texas. I only have fond memories of him. I don't know where he stood in his relationship with the Lord but I hope and pray he was saved. The world lost a good person when Kevin passed on. I pray for peace and comfort for his family and friends. He will be missed by all.

Kirin Proctor

March 29, 2020

Cara, I still laugh everyday out loud at some of Kevin’s wisecracks like “Rudolf Andropov & drop the Gorbechov” when we were camping in the 80s and Kevin was talking about taking the trash/garbage from our campsite to the garbage can.
Jamie & I have a lifetime of wonderful memories of Kevin. He was “Uncle Kevin” to Jamie & still is. Kevin’s incredible spirit and contribution to this world lives on in you, Keleigh and everyone he has touched❤️❤️

Kristina Courtney

March 28, 2020

Kevin was always the highlight of my weekend when we delivered to Spring Haven. His funny points of view on weddings never disappointed. His photographs were gorgeous and his generous spirit will be missed. The band in heaven just got a heck of a guitarist. Sending all my love and hugs to his beautiful wife and daughter.

Steven Panelli

March 28, 2020

I met Kevin in the early 70's when the band Thunder was formed. Since then, I have experienced a wonderful person talented in music, photography, art, friendship and love. But I especially loved when he would get that mischievous look on his face and then, watch out! I once heard many people are alive but few really live, Kevin lived his life to the fullest touching so many people and places.
I am sad at his passing but look forward to seeing him again. Rest in peace Kevin

Cheryl Speights

March 28, 2020

Kevin was such a kind and sweet person. Anytime you talked to Kevin his favorite topics were Cara, his baby girl and his home! He was so gifted with talent and blessed everyone who knew him. This news breaks my heart and I will continue to send prayers for healing and comfort. We were all better off by knowing him. Godspeed Kevin!

FROM THE FAMILY