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05/02/13 - NNHS Newsletter - Jimmy Hogan

James Leroy Hogan, Jr.
(1949 - 01 May 2013)

Newport News High School Class of 1967

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    We have more sad news to report this Thursday.  One of the finest athletes to come out of a school renown for its athletes has died. 

         Jimmy Hogan, Class of 1967, brother of Joyce Hogan, Pat Hogan Herzog,   Ben Hogan ('68), and Randy Hogan ('71), and brother-in-law of   Kay Johnson Hogan ('68), passed away in Smithfield on Monday, May 01, 2013 at the age of 64.

From the Daily Press - 05/02/13:

          James L. Hogan, Jr.


    SMITHFIELD - James L. "Jimmy" Hogan, Jr., 64, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013.

Jimmy retired from Newport News Police Department as a Sergeant after 34 years of service. He was a member of Smithfield Baptist Church and enjoyed riding his Harley and playing golf.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Jennifer Harris Hogan; daughter, Abigail Elizabeth Hogan; son, James Christopher Hogan; sisters, Joyce Hogan and Pat Herzog; brothers, Ben Hogan and wife, Kay and Randy Hogan and wife, Bobbi, as well as a large extended family and numerous nieces and nephews..

 Jimmy Hogan
  The family will receive friends Sunday, May 5 from 3 to 5p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Monday, May 6 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Riverside Rehab Institute Help Fund at 245 Chesapeake Avenue, Newport News, Va. 23607. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press on May 2, 2013.

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May 02,

To Jimmy Hogan's family, I extend my sympathy. He was my co-worker on A Shift, supervisor, mentor and most importantly my friend. May God Bless you during this time of sorrow.

~ Linda Robinson, Burlington, Iowa


May 02, 2013  

My sympathy goes out to the family. Sgt Hogan was my supervisor on dayshift. He was always joking and very funny.

~ Ty Williams-Mercer, Bellevue, Nebraska

May 02, 2013

My deepest sympathy to all of his family. I only worked with Mr. Jimmy for a few years at Casey BMW but it was quickly obvious why he had so many people who loved and admired him; I know I did and he will always have a special place in my heart. I have never known and doubt I ever will again know someone who could tell a story like he could. He will be missed but never forgotten.

May 02, 2013

To Jimmy's family, my deepest sympathy on your loss. Jimmy and I worked a few cases together over the years; he was always enthusiastic and kept an open mind. He will be sadly missed. May you rest in peace, brother. C.(Jr) Firth, Sgt. retired HPD

~ Charles Firth, Jr,, Newport News, Virginia

May 02, 2013

To The Hogan Family - I was sorry to hear that Jimmy had passed away. I have many found memories playing lots of golf and fishing together. I am sure he will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Sincerely - Jim Kyriazis

May 02, 2013

RIP, my friend. Prayers have been sent for you, your family and your many friends. I'll see you on the other side.


May 02, 2013

  To all of the Hogan family, my deepest sympathy.

~ Betty Ames Burton, Gloucester, Virginia

May 02, 2013 deepest sympathies to you and your family during this difficult time. Keep his memory alive in your heart and we will be with you always

~ Stephanie, Yorktown, Virginia

May 02, 2013

Prayers and deepest sympathy to the Hogan family.

~ Judy Hodges, Carrollton, Virginia

May 02, 2013

To Jennifer, Chris and Abigail: My husband and I share your sorrow. Jimmy was a great guy to work with and a good friend. May God Bless you with His peace and promise during this sad time.

~ Marianne and Gary Mills, Newport News, Virginia

May 02, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was one of the great guys, and I always enjoyed seeing and chatting with him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 02, 2013

The class of '67 NNHS has lost a dear friend and we will miss seeing Jimmy along our paths. He always had a kind word to say whenever we saw him after graduation. My thoughts and prayers are with his family who he dearly loved.

~ Mary Hux, Newport News, Virginia

May 02, 2013

Jennifer and family,
Jimmy was such a great guy. We will miss him too. We are saying prayers for God to provide you and the family with comfort and peace.
Debbie and Johnny Whitmore

~ Johnny Whitmore, Carrollton, Virginia

May 02, 2013

Jennifer, Chris and Abigail, I am so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Jimmy was a wonderful man and outstanding Police Office. I thought the world of him, and cherish the memories of working with him. He will truly be missed.

Praying for you all,

~ Dianne Lochstampfor Meadows

May 02, 2013

Thinking of you in your sorrow and praying for God's blessings on you and your wonderful family. You have our deepest sympathy on your loss.

~ The Chappell Family, Newport News, Virginia


May 02, 2013

I was very sorry to hear of your great loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Mary Nelms, Smithfield, Virginia

May 02, 2013

So sad to hear the news about Jimmy's passing. Our sincerest condolences to the entire family.

~ Roslyn Zelenka, Panama, Panama

May 02, 2013

Jennifer and Abby, We are so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. Remember the good times, and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Barry, Margaret, and Brandon

~ Margaret Babb

May 02, 2013

Some have said it already, but Jimmy was also one of my supervisors early in my career, I will always remember Jimmy's laugh and ability to crack me up with a funny story, no matter the time or place. To the Hogan family, know that Jimmy touched many lives and we will miss him as well. God Bless.

~ David Graham


May 02, 2013

Jen and Abby -

We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Hogan was such a kind and loving man who always made us feel like a part of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

~ Steven and Krystle Bowman, Smithfield, Virginia

May 02, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

May 02, 2013

My prayers and thoughts are with you all. "Hoge" will always hold a very special place in my heart.


May 02, 2013

Jennifer, Chris, and Abigail,
I am so sorry to hear that one of NNPD's finest has left us behind. I will always remember his laugh and smile every time I spoke with Jimmy. May God bless and keep you during this difficult time. I am so glad that I got to see Jimmy at the retired police dinner in March and I will cherish our conversation forever. You will always live in our hearts and prayers. Cheryl and Tom Penny

~ Cheryl Penny, Newport News, Virginia

May 02, 2013

Jimmy Hogan's Family: He was a '67 NNHS classmate and I haven't seen him since, but reading all of these entries I am sure he has left a legacy that you all are proud of! GOD bless each of you and may He grant you comfort that can 'only' come from Him! Good Friend,

~ 'Ronnie' Ron Timberlake, Nashville, Tennessee

May 02, 2013

  Rest In Peace Jimmy.

~ Danny Butler, Newport News, Virginia

May 02, 2013

So sorry to hear of your family's loss. I only met Jimmy a couple of times, but Chris and I were good friends for awhile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Chris, you are on my mind and I am wishing you peace and comfort.
 ~ Laura Reed Hamrick, Shelby, North Carolina


May 02, 2013

Prayers are sent to the family and friends of Jimmy. We went to Briarfield School in the early 1960s and I worked a short while in the NN Police Dept. Behind the school we had a baseball field and we were like 12 or 13 years old and on Facebook just 3 days ago we were talking about great players and Jimmy was one of them. it was also noted how nice and polite that Jimmy and Ben were. That statement follows you all through your life. So I just wanted to say that you really had a son and friend to be proud of and I just wanted to let you know even after all these years that I remembered.

May 02, 2013

My dad took me to see him play football when he was QB at Newport News High School. He was one of the best QB's in the country and some of his records still stand. Rest in peace. Condolences to his family.

May 02, 2012

ennifer, LD and I are sorry to hear of your loss. I know this is really hard for you and the children. Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and in the days and weeks to come. Betty

May 02, 2013


May 02, 2013


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Jimmy's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.

   This information is also posted here:

  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

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