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Craig Eugene Hogan

Craig Eugene Hogan was born in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, on September 1, 1961, to Bobby and Betty (Odom) Hogan. He passed away on October 21, 2017, at Evelyn’s House Hospice in St. Louis, Missouri, after a six-month battle with leukemia. He was 56 years, one month, and 20 days of age.

Craig grew up and attended school in Pocahontas, Arkansas, graduating in 1979. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served his country for three years in active duty and three years in the reserves. He was awarded with the Rifle Marksman Badge and Good Conduct Medal during his service.

He worked for many years as a foreman with Brown Shoe Company and worked in many of their different locations. In 1997, he went to work at Dairy Farmers of America, and he was working as a canning supervisor at the time of his passing. In recent years, he also tore down old barns to sell the barn wood and the tin.

Craig was united in marriage to Martha Mae (Miller) Hull on September 22, 2017, in Houston, Missouri.

He grew up going to Norfork Lake, and he has always loved water skiing, tubing, and anything else he could do on the water. He loved to hunt and fish, he enjoyed bowling, and he especially loved his three dogs. Craig loved sports, and played football and basketball when he was in school, and he also enjoyed playing softball as an adult. He was a very avid sports fan, and he had a man cave with multiple TVs set up for watching ball games. On Sundays, many friends would meet at his house to watch football games together.

Craig had a very outgoing personality, and he never met a stranger. He never had anything negative to say about anyone, and you wouldn’t ever hear anyone say anything bad about him either. He had an infectious personality, and always had a smile.

Craig was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Hogan.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Mae Hogan of Mountain Grove; his son, Nick Hogan of Nixa, Missouri; his daughter, Tiara (Hogan) Wood and husband Todd of Mountain Grove; one stepson, Adam Watson and wife Sarah of Brownsville, Texas; one stepdaughter, Ashley (Stogden) Lakey and husband Justin of Ava, Missouri; five grandchildren, Fisher, Jaylin, Susanna, Tucker, and one granddaughter on the way; his mother, Betty Fields and husband Glen of Myrtle, Missouri; his brother, Keith Hogan and wife Debbie of Pocahontas, Arkansas; his sister, Kathy Rinchuso and husband Raymond of Maumelle, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews who will miss him.

Memorial services were held Saturday, October 28, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home with full military honors. Rev. Keith Hogan officiated the services. Song selections were “Amazing Grace,” “My Chains Are Gone,” “I Can Only Imagine,” and “I Will Rise” sung by Justin Stasney. Memorial contributions may be made to Evelyn’s House Hospice, in care of the funeral home. Cremation and services were under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mountain Grove.

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