John Harry Voegler Jr.

April 1, 1935January 6, 2019

John Harry Voegler, 83, of Olive Branch, MS, died Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Baptist Hospital in Oxford, MS. A devoted, cradle Episcopalian, he was enthusiastically active in his beloved church wherever his career took him. A loyal Nittany Lion, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality that served him well throughout his career as he was considered an expert in the food and beverage community. He is remembered in the Memphis area for his lasting impact as the General Manager of the Peabody Hotel and Vice President of Belz Enterprises. A Memorial service will be held at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 8230 MS-178, Olive Branch, MS on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:30 a.m, with internment to follow at St Timothy's Episcopal Church, 8245 Getwell Rd, Southaven, MS. Honorariums may be made in his name in lieu of flowers to Holy Cross or St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church.


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Keith Mandabach

January 16, 2019

Mr. JV was such a great man and there are so many of us whose life he touched. I was a lucky one who worked with John at Kiawah Island resort and he promoted me to my first Executive Chef position. His advice and leadership changed my life. Later I opened the Crowne Plaza in Memphis and he was running the Peabody. Friendly competitor and I loved to talk food with that man. After I left the culinary world for education, I was lucky enough to work at New Mexico State University. Lo and behold, Mr. JV was leading the opening team for the Inn of the Mountain Gods new Casino resort. What always struck me was that he communicated and touched every employee in every position at every property he guided. He learned who his people were and treated them with respect and courage. The world is such a better place because of John Voegler.

Judith Parra

January 13, 2019

My dearest friend and mentor - you will always remain in my heart and soul. I will continue to share your wisdom and teachings with others. I would not be the person I am today had God not put you in my life when he did. My love to you always - your Queen

Michael Harper

January 10, 2019

Mr. Voegler
Rest In Peace. You have always been one of my greatest memories of the Peabody hotel, You were always one of my greatest mentors. I will miss knowing you are here with us on this earth. I will Miss you sir!!