George Rodney Hogg, age 79, of Gainesville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on May 15, 2012 after a long illness.
Rodney was born in Cumberland, Kentucky on January 21, 1933 where he was raised by his parents, George and Eva Hogg. Following graduation from Cumberland High School in 1951, he proudly served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956 during the Korean War as a Petty Officer 2nd Class. He attended Bowling Green University in Ohio where he studied business.
He met his loving wife, Helen Hall, in Middletown, Ohio and married her on September 28, 1957. In 1967 they relocated the family to Gainesville, Florida where they raised their children. Rodney retired from Santa Fe Community College in 1996. He was a devout Christian who continually talked about his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and desired to glorify Him with his life. He was a member of North Central Baptist Church and later attended The Family Church. Rodney was a devoted husband, father, and later a grandfather who always loved spending time with his family. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man who had a compassionate heart that was always ready and willing to give of himself and his time to others. The family extends their special thanks to Haven Hospice and Comfort Keepers for their loving care of Rodney.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Jack Hogg of Phoenix, Arizona.
His memory will be cherished by his wife of 54 years, Helen Hogg; 3 children- Jeff (Julie) Hogg of Archer, FL; Steve (Lisa) Hogg of Jacksonville, FL; and Brenda (Stephen) Helvey of Newberry, FL, 7 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, his sister Georgia Mitchell of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and many extended family members.
The family has scheduled a private graveside memorial service celebrating his life with Pastor Buddy Hudson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in his honor to Chiefland Haven Hospice, 311 NE 9th Street, Chiefland, FL 32626.