Jimmy Charles Hogue, 72, of Mineral Wells, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at a Mineral Wells hospital. No visitation was planned. Funeral services were Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m. at Baum Carlock Bumgardner Chapel.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m. at Morton Cemetery in Morton, Texas.
Jim was born Jan. 10, 1941, in Mansfield, La., to Charles G. and Lena E.(Addison) Hogue. Jim grew up in Monument, NM, and graduated high school in nearby Hobbs. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM.
He was a Vietnam veteran, serving as a paratrooper in the 1st Battalion, 7th Calvary, 1st Division from 1963 to 1965. He participated in the battle of Ia Drang, on which the movie “We Were Soldiers” was based. He remained as a reservist for four additional years.
He married Linda Freeman Dec. 9, 1983, in Lovington, NM. Together they lived in Whiteface for 12 years where Jim worked as pumper in the oilfield. They moved to Mineral Wells in 1995.
Jim could build anything, enjoyed camping, fishing, playing the guitar and gambling. He was a Baptist, 32nd degree Mason and Jaycee.
Survivors include Jim’s wife, Linda; sons, Len Blackstock, and wife, Missy, of Lake City, Fla., Jeff Hogue of Millersburg, Iowa; daughters, Shari Hogue, Beckie Lee, and husband, Kevin, of Mineral Wells; grandchildren Aaron Lee, Kendall Lee, Madison Lee, Joshua Hogue, Samantha Galavez, Jerry Zapata and Emilio Zapata; great-grandchildren Zayden Zapata and Anyah Galvez; one brother, Gordon Hogue, and wife, Gail, of Paris, Texas; two nieces and one nephew.
Condolences may be left at www.bcbfuneralhome.com.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home