Vernon Hogue Jr. passed away Jan. 17 in Rockwall.
Vernon was born April 21, 1941, and raised in Dallas. He is the son of Vernon Sr. and the late Marie Hogue and brother to Michael and his wife Linda.
Vernon leaves behind his wife, Judy, of 52 loving years as well as his children, Kelli and her husband Allen, Michelle and her husband Barney, and Kyle and his wife Erin. He also leaves behind four grandchildren: Jake, Brock, Alex and Clay.
A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in 1959, Vernon excelled in both baseball and basketball. During this time he was named to the All-City team in both sports. From there he earned a scholarship to play both sports at Navarro College in Corsicana where he was named as a Texas Junior College All Conference for basketball. Through his strong entrepreneurial spirit, Vernon founded and managed Vernon’s Electric Service for over 25 years until retirement. He was a big believer in, and dedicated time to, community service. Through this dedication he founded the Rockwall Baseball Association in the early 1980s, serving as the associations first President, so as to provide the areas youth the opportunity to play organized baseball. He spent numerous years coaching baseball, basketball, and soccer where he enjoyed inspiring others to learn and love sports.
Vernon also served as the president of the Blackland Water Board Association and was an active board member for many years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge. Vernon touched countless numbers of people around him and was always ready and willing to help a family member, friend or stranger who was in need. He was a caring husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, friend and mentor. He meant so much to us all. We will all miss him in our lives dearly and our memories of him will always fill our hearts with love and joy.
Visitation was Jan. 20, 2014, at the funeral home. Funeral service was Jan. 21, at Grove Hill Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Grove Hill Memorial Park.
Published on  January 23, 2014