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Russell B. Hogshire NORFOLK - Russell Beverly "Happy" Hogshire, 77, died peacefully Sept. 17, 2010 in a local hospital. A native of Norfolk, he was the son of the late Russell Blake Hogshire and Margaret Johnston Hogshire. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Evelyn Nichols Hogshire. Mr. Hogshire was a graduate of Maury High School and the Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1955. After a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he returned to Norfolk to work at Hogshire Industries Inc., where he later became the third-generation president. He was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, youth group organizer, Vestry member and Senior Warden. He was a longtime member of Norfolk Yacht and Country Club and the Norfolk Lions Club. He was also an active supporter of Young Life of Norfolk and Gideons International of Virginia, in addition to several cultural arts organizations. Mr. Hogshire was a devoted husband, loving and generous father, and beloved grandfather who was active in the lives of his children and grandchildren. His unwavering Christian faith guided his life and blessed his family in eternal ways. He is survived by his three daughters, Margaret "Meg" Hogshire Bogue and her husband Clifford W. Bogue, M.D. of Guilford, Conn., Katherine Russell "Kate" Hogshire of Norfolk, Susan Beverly Hogshire and her husband John Cervens of Raleigh, N.C.; his brother, the Hon. Edward L. Hogshire and wife Diane of Charlottesville; his brother-in- law, John Nichols and wife, the Hon. Grace Munson Nichols of St. Charles, Mo.; grandchildren, Katherine Hope Bogue and Russell Clifford Bogue; five nephews and their families, and his dear friend Jean Decker Powell of Norfolk. Mr. Hogshire was an avid sailor who won numerous local, regional, national and international sailing titles and continued to love this sport his whole life. Locally, he helped to establish the Old Dominion University Sailing Program. He was actively involved in several professional canvas products associations. He was a founder of Zone 4 Virginia-Carolinas Canvas Products Association and a board member of the Industrial Fabrics Association International and was awarded the Honored Life Member status from both associations. A funeral will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd with the Rev. Robert A. Davenport officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 7400 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23505; Young Life of Norfolk, 7400 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23505; The Gideons International of Virginia, 2337 Custom Circle, Virginia Beach, VA, 23454; or the Virginia Military Institute, P.O. 932, Lexington, VA 24450. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com .
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