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Bruce Hogston

December 19, 1940 November 15, 2018
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BRUCE HOGSTON, age 77, of Piqua, passed away at 5:41 P.M. on Thursday November 15, 2018 at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH. He was born December 19, 1940, in Fletcher, OH to the late William A. and Dorothy (Bissett) Hogston. He married Carol (Ark) Hogston April 21,1962 in Enon, OH. She survives.

He is also survived by two daughters: Kathy & Ken Shaner, Cincinnati, OH, Barbra & Michael Shellabarger, Laura, OH; one son: Bill & Maria Hogston, Piqua; six grandchildren: Kara Shaner, Kyle Shaner, Dorothy Hogston, Tere Hogston, Emily Shellabarger, Erika Shellabarger; two great grandchildren: Reagan Shaner, Reid Shaner, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Kay Hilleary and Kathy Lavy.

Bruce graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1959. He was a member of Greene Street United Methodist Church, Piqua. He worked for Meteor Motor Company for many years. He was the owner of Hogston Building Service for over 40 years. He was a firefighter with the Piqua Fire Department for 23 years, retiring in 1990. Bruce was a member of the American Legion Post #184, the Shelby County Coin Club, and the Greenville Coin Club. He was a member of the Piqua Antique Car Club. Bruce served our Country in the U.S. Navy from 1961 – 1966 during the Vietnam era.

He was one of the original organizers of the Piqua Heritage Festival, and he organized the Piqua Memorial Day Parade for over 25 years. In 1976, he organized the United States Bicentennial Parade in Piqua which was the largest parade in Piqua’s history. Bruce also organized the Piqua Bicentennial Parade in 2007.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with Pastor Will Leasure officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua with full military honors by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Piqua Ambulance Fund P.O. Box 720 Piqua, OH.

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646 High St
Piqua, OH 45356

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646 High St Piqua 45356 OH
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646 High St
Piqua, OH 45356

Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home
646 High St Piqua 45356 OH
United States

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Forest Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

8660 N. State Route 66
Piqua, OH 45356

8660 N. State Route 66 Piqua 45356 OH
United States

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