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Larry Hogue

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Larry E. Hogue, 72-years-old, was a retired U.S. Army Major and a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Larry E. Hogue built his life from humble beginnings, born to Army Sgt. Edward Hogue (father), of El Paso, TX, who was stationed at Ft. Benning, GA, and to Doris P. Odom (mother), of Phoenix City, AL. He was raised by his grandparents, Benjamin L. Odom and Carrie W. Odom, of Phoenix City, AL.

During a time when many young men sought exemptions or delays to military service, Hogue volunteered to serve his country during the Vietnam War, at the age of 18. He served in the Army as an enlisted Air Traffic Controller in Vietnam from 1968-1969, where he twice survived his unit being overrun by enemy combatants. Hogue was awarded three Army Commendation Medals and the Vietnam Service Medal with a V for Valor. Upon his return to the United States, he attended Officer Candidate School and became a Signal Corp officer. He enjoyed traveling extensively throughout the United States and Europe during his time in service. Although he had a break from military service, Hogue did return to the Army, achieved a Master’s degree, and then retired from the Army in 1993.

During his post-Vietnam War break in military service, Hogue went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree, received his Real Estate license, and then became a Real Estate Broker and owner of Castle Realty in Columbus, GA. Thus, it was only natural that he would return to selling real estate after he retired from the Army. Hogue joined America’s Realty in 1993 and became a multi-year Top 10 Salesperson and real estate, investor. He loved to help people from all walks of life buy a home, so they could have personal security and could build their own nest eggs.

After many years of working hard for his family, Hogue decided it was time to embrace retirement during the Great Recession. He spent his retirement years achieving a private pilot’s license and spent time with his wife, grandchildren, and beloved pets.

Larry E. Hogue passed away after a three-year battle with cancer on October 2, 2021, surrounded by his wife and daughters. He is survived by his wife of 52-years, Margaret Hogue, his two daughters, Barbara Rape and Mikki Dixon, as well as his two grandsons, Andrew Rape and Tyler Rape. Although he is gone, he and his service to the country and others, as well as his personal sacrifices will never be forgotten.

Hogue will be laid to rest with full Military Honors on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 12:30 pm, at the Georgia National Cemetery, in Canton, GA. At his family’s wishes, the burial will be open to the public, and all who wish to attend or to pay their respects may do so.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the ASPCA.

3 Comments To "Larry Hogue"

Barbara On Oct 28 2021 at 8pm
You will be missed tremendously! You’re in a much better place with God’s loving arms around you! Continue to guide us and love us until we see one another again! Love you, dad! Reply to this comment
Howard Pegues On Oct 28 2021 at 8pm
Larry was a devoted friend and mentor that will always hold a special place in my heart. We worked together in real estate and believed that with our combined knowledge and friendship that we were destined to pursue a business together in real estate. Even though that didn't happen, the dream lived on. Larry now owns a priceless piece of real estate that money can't buy, in a place we know as Heaven. He will be missed, but his love and friendship I will remember always. Reply to this comment
AP and Angie Sharp On Oct 28 2021 at 8pm
Larry was not only a family member to us he was a motivator. He knew what to say and show you how to accomplish the goals. We enjoyed his stories of army life. We will miss you Larry!! Reply to this comment
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