MORGANTON Jack Mull Hogan died peacefully in his sleep Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, five days shy of his 89th birthday, following a period of declining health. He was born Aug. 15, 1930, in Burke County, to the late Ernest (Bud) and Louise Mull Hogan. Jack served four years in the U.S. Air Force, and worked 25 years for the U.S. Post Office, retiring due to health reasons. He especially enjoyed working in his flowers and garden, and was an avid Duke fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Kent Hogan, Bob Hogan (Peggy), and sister, Billie Cox (Jr.). He was married for 68 years to the love of his life, Edna Jean Hallyburton Hogan. In addition to his wife, Jack is survived by daughters, Barbara Puett (Randy), and Elaine Pitts (Neil); grandchildren, David Smith (Candice), Tonya Williams (Joe), Neil Pitts Jr. (Amanda Justice) and Josh Carswell; and great-grandchildren, Harrison and Makenna Williams. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The service will be held at 3 p.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. The family would like to give their appreciation to the wonderful staff at Grace Hospital, especially Drs. Enslow and Wang, for the excellent care they gave Jack in his final days. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Baptist Church, 1834 U.S. 70 E, Morganton, NC 28655 or to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690. Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sossomanfh.com.
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