John Henry Bogie

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John Henry Bogie died in Worcester, Massachusetts on Friday, April 25, 2014. He had been a permanent resident there since 2006, having left New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Mr. Bogie was born May 6, 1923, in Shreveport, Louisiana. He was the only son of Harry Evans Bogie and Leona Marvel Lawry Bogie. Early education in Caddo Parish was continued after 1932 when his family moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana. After completing High School in 1941 he attended McNeese State University, then a Junior College, and in 1944 graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1947 from Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He was licensed and ordained by the Presbytery of Mobile and was Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Camden, Alabama. He was stated supply, by the Presbytery of Mobile, for services in Bells Landing, Lower Peach Tree, and Vredenburgh. He and the late Viola Jefferson Goode Liddell were instrumental in establishing the Wilcox Country Library in Camden. In 1950 he left Camden, Alabama to be the assistant Pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He left the ministry in 1952 and was given, at his request, a divestment of office without censure, by the Presbytery of Louisiana. Following two years as a roustabout with Shell Oil Co, Chalkley field, Cameron Parish, he began work in Orleans Parish as a Welfare Visitor with the Department of Public Welfare, State of Louisiana, and retired after many years as a Case Supervisor in 1979. He was confirmed in St. Anna's Episcopal Church in 1954 and was a member of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit since 1969. Living across the street from the Chapel, he was one of the developers of the Annunciation Garden, donating plants and doing regular maintenance work. Mr. Bogie held memberships in the Caledonian Society of New Orleans, Friends of the Cabildo, Louisiana Landmarks Society, Patio Planters of the Vieux Carre', Sons of the American Revolution, Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society and was a life member of the Steamboat Club of New Orleans. He is survived by his partner, John D. Peters, Worcester, Massachusetts, his sister Ruth Bogie Eisele, Westminster, Colorado, two nephews John Douglas Eisele and wife Kathleen, Maple Valley, Washington, and Mark Andrew Eisele, Westminster, Colorado, one niece Susan Eisele Brueggemann and husband Cletus, Denver, Colorado; three great nephews, one great niece and one great great niece. The body was donated to science. Donations may be made to the Annunciation Garden at the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 1100 Broadway, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70118. A memorial gathering will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimer.com. Tharp-Sontheimer Funeral Home of Metairie, LA, (504) 835-2341.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014