Richard Milton Hogshead died Friday, Aug. 16, 2013.
Richard was born in Mossy Creek on Aug. 20, 1922, son of Charles and Jessie Phillips Hogshead. He lived in the Shenandoah Valley all of his life. He graduated from Bridgewater High School in 1942.
Richard served in the U.S. Army during World War II from Nov. 17, 1944, to April 12, 1946, attaining the rank of corporal. He served in the Philippines and Japan. He was a charter member of the Myers-Hodges Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8644, Bridgewater, and a member of the American Legion, Post 27, Dayton.
Richard was married to Jean Morris of Rockingham County for 65 years. He worked in the warehouse and as a coin collector for the Harrisonburg Telephone Co. for 32 years. He was a founding member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder and deacon. He was a member of the Mount Crawford Ruritan Club for 53 years.
He was preceded in death by his beloved daughters, Sherry Rebecca Hester and Lisa LaRaye Hogshead.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Morris Hogshead; a brother, Lester Hogshead of Harrisonburg; and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, from 6 until 8 p.m.
A graveside service will be conducted Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 1 p.m., at Mossy Creek Church Cemetery in Mount Solon, with full military honors by American Legion Post 27. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, with the Rev. Ann Held officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Church, 725 S. High St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801, and/or Bridgewater Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnsonfs.com.