Dr. Paul Hogue Jr., 88, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Jan. 9. He was born in Paron on Jan. 4, 1924. to Frank P. Sr. and Lyda Roberts Hogue.
Dr. Hogue graduated from Paron High School in 1941. He enrolled at Ouachita Baptist University where his education was interrupted to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a corpsman in the South Pacific for two and a half years. He then returned to Ouachita University and graduated in 1947. Then he attended the University of Arkansas Medical School where he graduated in 1952. He served his internship at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. He came to Benton in 1953 to start his medical practice as a family physician.
He was greatly loved by the community he served. It is estimated he delivered about 2,200 babies during his 55 years of practice.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Alice Marie Morrison Hogue.
He is survived by his children, Robert Hogue and Cindy Hogue of Benton and Curtis Hogue of Fayetteville. He is also survived by three grandsons; two granddaughters; and four great-granddaughters,
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Hogue; and her children, Debbie Turbyfill, Randy Cash, and Lorna Higgins of Benton; three grandsons; three granddaughters; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Benton for 59 years, where he served as a trustee. He was a member of the Sanctuary Choir, a member of the Explorers Sunday School Class, and taught Sunday School for many years.
Dr. Hogue volunteered at the Christian Community Care Clinic, Benton Care Center, and Churches Joint Council on Human Needs.
A celebration of Dr. Hogue’s life will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 211 S. Market St., with Dr. Rick Grant officiating. Burial will follow at New Rosemont Memorial Park in Benton.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan.12, in Selph Hall at First Baptist Church.
Funeral arrangements will be provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton (501-315-4047).
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Benton.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard