John Boyden Hogarth, age 92, died on December 24, 2012. Jack was born April 13, 1920 in Brunson, SC, to W.F. and Edith Meyer Hogarth. He graduated from The Citadel in June 1943 and went into the army and served in the 30th division arriving in France a week after D-Day and on into Germany and Holland. He served with distinction and was awarded two bronze stars and a purple heart for wounds sustained in Holland. He married Mildred Irene Page on June 9th, 1945 upon his return to the States. He spent time recuperating in hospitals both in Fla. And Mass. They moved to Kinston where Jack was the Boy Scout executive for the East Carolina Boy Scout Council and where both their daughters were born. He later joined W.A. Moore Insurance Co. and became a Certified Life Underwriter and retired after thirty years of service. Jack was a lifetime deacon at The First Baptist Church where he served as a Sunday teacher and the Sunday School Superintendent. His civil duties included Boy Scout Troop leader of Troop #43, the president of The Kiwanis Club and Commander of The Kinston Power Squadron. Jack was an avid fisherman and enjoyed boating at his weekend place at Atlantic Beach. He was a master Gardener and loved working in his rose garden and in his vegetable garden. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Alice Godley and her husband Cecil Godley. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mickey, his two daughters, Irene Neal and her husband Charles of Richmond, Va., Mary Page Whitley and her husband Bob of Kinston, NC, his grandchildren, Whit Whitley (Kelly) of New Bern, NC, Ben Whitley (Azure) of Raleigh, NC, John Neal (Jennifer) of Richmond Va., Page Neal (Shawn Zamchek) of Philadelphia, Pa., Mary Beth Neal of Richmond, Va. and his three great grandchildren, Rhyne, Garrett, and Callan Whitley of New Bern, NC. He is also survived by his brother, Max Hogarth of Brunson, SC. The family would like to thank his caretakers, Clarence Williams, Anthony Cummings, James Akins, Edwinna Peyton, and Janice Hall. Also, the nurses from 3HC and Kitty Atkins, who gave him the best loving care. A memorial service will be held on January 12th at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church and to the charity of one’s choice . Visitation anytime at the home, 1216 Anne Dr., is welcomed. Arrangements made by Edwards Funeral Home. Sign the guest book at Tags: 1943

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