Wayne Carroll Hogge, 74, died Thursday, April 14, 2016, at his home in Gloucester Point, surrounded by his loving family.
Wayne will be truly missed by his wife of 54 years, Patricia; his brother, Robert Edward, and his children and their spouses, Jeffrey and Stacia Hogge, Dana and Todd Cooper, and Jason and Susannah Hogge.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Alan Eugene and Nathan LeClare, and sisters, Rheba Karen and Rachel-Yvonne Jordan.
Wayne was a man devoted to his family at work, his family at church, and his career at NASA Langley Research Center. He coached his children in youth football and was an active member of the United Methodist Men at Bethany United Methodist Church. During his 38-year career at NASA Langley Research Center, Wayne received multiple awards for his contribution to space programs, including the Apollo moon landing in 1969. Upon retiring from NASA Langley in 2001, Wayne “Pop Pop” devoted much of his time to caring for his grandchildren, Harrison Taylor and Morgan Cooper, and Megan, Madison, Alexander, Baum and Decatur Hogge, in each case earning their love and respect while trying to teach them to enjoy life and a love of learning. He also sought to instill in them the credo by which he lived: that any job worth doing was worth doing well. He was known as a devoted friend to everyone he met.
Wayne, a lifelong resident of Gloucester, was an avid golfer and fisherman. He opened his home and pier to everyone. He became fondly known as Pop Pop to all he came to know. He gave back to his community by holding office and contributing his time to the Junior Chamber of Commerce as an office holder. Along with the time he contributed to the Junior Chamber of Commerce, he was also a dedicated member of the board of directors of the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fishing Association for the last 15 years of his life.
The family received friends on Monday, April 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point. The funeral service was Tuesday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at Bethany United Methodist Church.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 527, Gloucester Point, Va. 23062.
Family and friends may share condolences and memories at www.hoggfh.com.