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Henry "Tom" Thomas Hogge

July 12, 1950 ~ March 31, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

Henry "Tom" Hogge Obituary

Henry Thomas “Tom” Hogge, 73, of Owingsville, passed away quietly after a brief illness on March 31st surrounded by his loving family. Tom was pure-bred Kentucky and a Bath County original: a husband, father, farmer, insurance agent, realtor, and businessman. He was born July 12, 1950 to Glenmore Hogge of Rowan County and Bessie Carmichael of Mount Sterling, but grew up and lived his entire life in Bath County, which he loved dearly.

Tom graduated from Bath County High School in 1968, where he played basketball, baseball, ran track, and played on the county’s first football team. He attended Morehead State University, where he played football, joined the Chi Phi Fraternity and earned a BS degree in Agriculture in 1973. Tom met (his match and the love of his life) Stephanie Beegle of Pennsylvania while at MSU, where she was studying elementary education. They married and moved to Owingsville in 1973 and built a loving home with Emily and Thomas. Their family and dozens of friends filled their days and lives for many years.

Tom was an agent for Commonwealth Insurance for several decades, while farming part-time and engaging in local events. He helped organize and coach little league baseball in Bath County during the late 1980s and early 90s, and enjoyed nothing more than taking several carloads of hot, dusty players for milkshakes after a grueling afternoon on the diamond.

Tom’s business dealings also included real estate and wildlife feed supply. He developed the Sterling Grains corn brokering business after retiring from insurance sales, buying dried feed corn from Ohio Valley farms and transporting it to Georgia for packaging and shipping. Sterling Grains operated a corn packaging operation in Mount Sterling during the early 2000s. Tom was an attentive and astute observer of local, state, and national politics, always concerned and interested in people and their plight on our little planet. Tom ran for state representative in 1990, and enjoyed engaging anyone and everyone in political discussions, pushing ideas, opinions – and buttons! – as needed. During more recent years he enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling throughout the U.S. and mentoring those involved with substance abuse recovery programs.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Glenmore and Bessie, and a brother, Glen Michael “Mickey” Hogge of Bath County. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Hogge of Owingsville; his children, Emily Hogge of Los Angeles, California, and Thomas Hogge of Lexington, Kentucky; a sister, Mary Karen Johnson and her family of Bath County; his nephews Whitney and Max; along with their parents Suzy Beegle and Jonathan Hamaker of Baltimore, Maryland.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to special friend Dr. Twana Hatton and request donations to Owingsville Christian Church in lieu of flowers.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 3 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Richardson Funeral Home in Owingsville. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the Owingsville Christian Church with Reverend Sean Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Machpelah Cemetery in Mt. Sterling. 

Active pallbearers will be Max Hamaker, Whitney Hamaker, Jonathan Hamaker, Tim Lyons, Harold Wayne Hunt, and Barry Tonning.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Maze, Steve Butcher and Barry Toy.

Richardson Funeral Home is caring for all arrangements for Henry Thomas "Tom" Hogge. 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 3, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Richardson Funeral Home
121 E. Main St.
Owingsville, KY 40360

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 4, 2024

11:00 AM
Owingsville Christian Church
Main Street
Owingsville, KY 40360

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
April 4, 2024

Machpelah Cemetery
600 E. Locust St.
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353

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