Lawrence E. Hogue

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Lawrence Ervin Hogue, a loving father, dedicated farmer, and esteemed member of the community, passed away on December 19, 2023, at the age of 98. He was born on July 29, 1925, in Boyle County, Kentucky, to his parents James Harrison and Mary Katherine Hogue who instilled in him values that would shape his remarkable character. As a dedicated husband and father, Lawrence found joy in the simple moments, cherishing time spent with his son, James, and daughter-in-law, Ginny. He is also survived by his grandson Dault (Sydney) Hogue, great grandsons Micah Reed Hogue and one on the way, and many nieces and nephews. Through his unyielding love and guidance, Lawrence taught them the importance of hard work, and the value of family bonds. Lawrence\'s service to his country as a member of the United States Army further exemplified his selflessness and dedication. Enlisting on August 3, 1944, he courageously served his country during World War II until his honorable discharge on October 26, 1946. Lawrence\'s exceptional bravery earned him the prestigious Purple Heart and Bronze Battle Star, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to defending the freedoms we hold dear. Beyond his professional achievements and military service, Lawrence was as a member of Centenary Methodist Church. His faith in God was a guiding light throughout his life and provided him with comfort and hope during difficult times. A compassionate and caring individual, Lawrence will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. His warm smile, kind heart, and remarkable recollection of memories will forever be cherished by his loved ones. He leaves behind a lasting legacy of resilience, strength, and love that will continue to inspire generations to come. Funeral services to celebrate Lawrence\'s life will be held at 1 p.m.,  December 22, 2023, at Centenary Methodist Church and visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday also at Centenary Methodist Church. Burial will be at Junction City Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Caswell Saufley post #18. Memorial donations are suggested to Centenary Methodist Church. Visitation: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2023 at Centenary Methodist Church Funeral Service: 1 p.m., Friday, December 22, 2023 at Centenary Methodist Church Burial: Junction City Cemetery

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  1. Lawrence was rare and one of the good. I think about Lawrence and wish my life was more like him. Lawrence was full of stories that made anyone within hearing distance a better person for just listening and soaking in his message. He lived for a testimony to Jesus and not personal recognition. However if my life stories were just a minor reflection of Lawrence’s stories I believe would be perfectly pleasing to God. Lawrence loved people but always kept God first in his heart. Lawrence is one whereas this world became a little better for what he leaves behind that will never die. I miss you Lawrence but have a hope through Jesus the Resurrection to see you again one day and catching upon new stories.

  2. Jim, Ginny and family, I just saw in today’s paper about your Dad’s passing. Every time I would see Lawrence, I would be smiling because of the joy he radiated and the compassion he gave. I will miss seeing him and having conversations where we both laughed and a few times cried about things in our world. I am sorry to have missed his service, but will remember him as a treasured friend. Jim Lester

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