Chester Vemon Bogle Jr.
Chester Vemon Bogle Jr., passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, very unexpectedly. He was and is our hero in so many ways. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Altamesa Church of Christ. Interment: 11:30 Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Greenwood. Chester was born Aug. 12, 1924. He served as a U.S. Army Air Corps pilot and pilot instructor in World War II as well as a pilot and instructor in the U.S. Air Force in both Korea and Viet Nam. During the 33 years serving our country, he was the recipient of numerous awards and citations including five Meritorious Service Medals, two Bronze Stars, two Distinguished Flying Crosses and the Silver Star. More important to him than the awards was his leadership and ability to inspire excellence in those with whom he worked and lived, both in military and civilian life. He was devoted to his sweetheart, our mother Anne, who he loved and cared for all of his life. His every thought and action for years has centered on making sure she knew she was loved beyond measure. He also delighted in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of whom referred to him as Gran-Gran. Chet had an uncanny ability to remember names and details of events and activities experienced with friends and comrades he and mother loved and shared life with over many years. He held the respect and adoration of those from all walks of life from the privates through the enlisted ranks and up to generals of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon, including General David Jones, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff and General Curtis LeMay. As much as he was devoted to Anne and his children, Chet was devoted to God, the Lord Jesus Christ and sharing God's word through the way he lived and related to his fellow men and women. He will be missed by many here on this earth, but we believe that many who knew him well will agree he has been welcomed with open arms into his new home in heaven. He never let us leave without saying, "I love you, Come see us." Survivors: Wife, Anne; sons, Dean Bogle and wife, Fabienne of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Kent Bogle of Fort Worth; daughter, Lynn Bogle Jones and husband, Kirby of Plano; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Bryan Bogle and wife, Julie; and several nieces and nephews.
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