James Thomas HOGGINS
November 10, 1942 – April 13, 2019
James T. (Jim) Hoggins was born November 10, 1942, to Ludie & Edna Corder Hoggins in Tulia, TX. He was a life-long member of Church of Christ, baptized at an early age, remaining faithful to the end. He married Sharon Rae Westmoreland August 26, 1967. To this union Daesha Rae & Barton James were born.
Jim completed Tulia High School, as Salutatorian. He then completed the Bachelors (Engineering Science), Masters (Mechanical Engineering), & Doctorate (Materials Science & Engineering) studies at University of Texas at Austin. He was a member of the Honorary Engineering Society, Sigma Nu. He served 5 yrs in the Air Force, achieving the rank of Captain. He was stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM, at the Kirtland/Sandia special Weapons Laboratory.
His experience & career were primarily in research, including Naval weapons, Air Force missile silo, & growing diamond crystals for both industrial & military application. During his education & career, he individually & as a team leader developed a number of patents & provided research data used in numerous papers, both published & presented, and unpublished trade secret processes.
In addition to his family, his heart was also centered in the mission work in our work in South Texas & Mexico. Jim enjoyed furniture refinishing, swimming, hiking, working at Plano Senior Center, & Meals on Wheels. Jim always had a servant’s heart.
He is survived by his wife, Rae, daughter Daesha & her son Corder of League City, TX, son Barton & wife Natalie & their daughters Abigail & Eliana of Midland, TX. His sister, Marie Hoggins Mayfield, lives in Amarillo. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins near & far. His final resting place is Dallas/Ft Worth National Cemetery.
The family wants to thank their extended family, church, classmates & others of his hometown for their support, messages, calls, visits, prayers thru his lengthy illness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Texas & Mexico Mission Work, Church of Christ North, PO Box 4529, McAllen, TX 78502-4529.
Celebration of Life Service
10:30 am - 11:30 am
McDermott Road Church of Christ
3600 Mcdermott Rd.
James Thomas HOGGINS
April 20, 2019
My memories of Jim include his amazing attitude toward life in general and his dedication to the Lord. Family was always high on his list of "most important". We had such a great time on the hike to the Grand Canyon. My, that was a while ago, but still fresh in my mind. Blessing to your family, Jim, thanks for being the great example you always were.
April 19, 2019
I will always remember him as happy. I don't think I ever saw him when he wasn't smiling or laughing. I love that.