Robert Hogue Eulogy

In Memory of
Robert L. Hogue
October 25, 1913 - June 16, 2000

presented by
Robert L. Griffiths
June 27, 2000

Robert L. Hogue passed away Friday, June 16, at the age of 86.

Bob was recognized nationally and internationally for his contributions to the poultry industry.

He was born October 25, 1913, in Harrison County, OH, graduated from High School in Cambridge, Indiana, and since 1949, had resided in Mulberry, IN along with his wife of 60 years, Marthellen.

Bob was a graduate of Purdue University, and served his class as class president. He retired as associate professor of Purdue and the State Poultry Association in 1984.

Bob Hogue was active in developing the international poultry market in Spain, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Tokyo. In June 1989, he was elected to the National Poultry Hall of Fame in Beltsville, MD.

He was a member and elder of the Dayton Memorial Presbyterian Church, a member of Mulberry Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, a member of the Purdue Ag Alumni Association, and since 1955, a member of the Lafayette Rotary Club.

Bob was a member and treasurer of the Purdue Aero Staff Club as well as the Mulberry Library Board. He was a life member of the PAA and served on the U. S. Animal Health Food Board and the Indiana Livestock Sanitary Board. In addition, Bob judged local and State 4-H exhibits for more than 70 years.

It is worth noting that Bob received his private pilot's license in 1942, and flew actively until 1982, serving in the Civil Air Patrol during World War 11.

In 1983, he was also designated a Sagamore of the Wabash.

On a personal note I will remember Bob Hogue for his many, many years of service to this Club and the Rotary/Glee Club Committee.

It made no difference where the annual outing was held, Bob Hogue was always in charge of the munchies. When the golfers finished, the softball and volleyball concluded, and for as long as there were cards to be played, there was always plenty of potato chips, pretzels, and peanuts thanks to Bob Hogue.

Surviving with his wife are two sons: Kirk, of Austin, TX, and Stuart of Chester, VA.

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