Maxwell Carlyle Hogan Jr.

October 24, 1927November 7, 2018

Maxwell Carlyle Hogan, Jr., 91, passed away on November 7, 2018 at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh following a brief illness. Born on October 24, 1927 in Robeson County; he was the only child of the late Maxwell C. Hogan, Sr. and Docia Bell Stone Hogan. Maxwell served honorably in the US Air Force. He was married to Loretta Hogan and lost her a year and a half ago. He called her his Angel for 34 years.

Maxwell was a wonderful storyteller and proudly shared about where and how he grew up, working the farm with his Dad and his resulting love of sweet potatoes. He was also known for his jokes that made everyone laugh and one-liners and phrases like "Everybody got to be somewhere doing something". He loved antique cars and enjoyed a hobby of photographing, taking pictures whenever he could.

A very polished man, he appreciated the niceties of the “old days” - accepting a lady’s hand with a kiss to let them know how beautiful they were. He respected himself and anyone he meet, which is now a rarity and will be truly missed by all.

He is survived by his children: Elaine Erwin and husband Alan, of Cary, Lyle Hogan, of Summerfield, NC and Stuart Hogan, of Raleigh; by his three grandchildren: Joseph Hogan, Jonathan Erwin and girlfriend Taylor Reams, and Conor Hogan; and by other family and friends, including his brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Hersel and Linda Story, of Blowing Rock, NC.

Maxwell was preceded in death by his parents, by his wife, Loretta Hogan in 2017 and by his daughter-in-law: Joanie Freeman Hogan.

Family will receive friends on Friday, November 9th from 12 – 1 pm in the Mausoleum Chapel of Raleigh Memorial Park, with funeral services, officiated by Rev. David Mallory, to begin at 1 pm. Military Honors will conclude the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors Program.


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018

Maxwell Carlyle Hogan Jr.

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Elaine Erwin

November 13, 2018

Dad words can't express how I feel but I know in my heart you are with your Angel now! What I could give for you saying one more time to me ( Remember the old man loves you.) Please know this daughter loves you and you will be truly missed!

Angela Arnette

November 9, 2018

We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. We are thinking about you and your family at this difficult time. He sounded like a great man who loved his kids. We enjoy seeing the old pictures of him and you guys together.

Angela and Ben Arnette

Chrissie Jaje

November 8, 2018

Stuart (and Extended Family )

Know that you are your father's son by "honoring" him in his last days....(as the Lord asks us to do). Of course many of us did not expect your father to pass as quickly as he did as we all thought you would have had more time to say your long good-byes.

Stuart, you have been a great friend for almost 30 years and have many other friends to lean on during this sad time. Count it all joy and a blessing that you were able to take your dad out to eat (even at the simplest of cafe's), sit with him at home, look at old family pictures and reminisce about the "good ole days" with your father. We know that God, Family and Country mean the world to you because you were proud to share all sorts of pictures of times gone by on Face Book. By doing so... we became a part of your family as well.

Know that you are being lifted up in prayer for strength, guidance, calm and reserve during this sad time. Continue to look to Jesus for your daily strength and know that all your friends have your back Stu-Baby..... ....hugs from afar.....