Charles Earl Bogan, 81, of Hot Springs, Virginia passed Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at the Moses Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina.
He was born November 11, 1937 in Highland County, Virginia, the son of the late William Lockridge Bogan and Bonnie Kate Wagner Bogan.
He was a retired self-employed contractor. Prior to his contract work, he was an employee of the Homestead Resort for 30 plus years as a truck driver for the food and beverage department.
He was married to the late, Susan Eleanor Thompson Bogan who preceded him in death on March 28, 2003.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all. He was an extremely talented carpenter and plumber. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.
He is survived by three children, John Theodore “Ted” Bogan & wife Alice of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Kathleen Quesenberry & husband John of Calabash, North Carolina, Andrea Bogan-Hiebert & husband Jo Hiebert of Greensboro, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Courtney Bogan of Rock Hill, Maggie Hiebert of Greensboro, Liam Hiebert of Greensboro; a brother, William L. Bogan, Jr. & wife Sonja of Shelton, Washington; three sisters, Julia B. Smith of Hot Springs, Bonnie B. Turner of Broadway, Virginia, Phyllis B. Waskey of Clifton Forge, Virginia; a special friend, Carolyn Waugh of Covington, Virginia; and his “furry friend” Sadie.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Swearengin.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019 at McLaughlin & Young Funeral Home with Joyce Ryder officiating. Interment will be in Warm Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Todd Smith, Pat Bogan, Bill Bogan, Don Ryder, Roy Gutshall, Ricky Ryder and Wade Ryder.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to services from 10-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.


  1. My condolences to the Bogan family. May God bless each and every one!

    Love to the family
    Claudia Bogan Capps & Family
    Wilson, NC
    Formerly of Rocky Ridge

  2. Such a huge hole in the fabric of our extended family! Comfort and peace to all those who struggle to process this unexpected loss.

    • Don & Joyce,
      My dad, like my mom, never knew the impact they had on this community. He was sooooo very lucky to have such friends (family) like you. I just want you to know, that while he was with us and he would tell me that he was in your company I rested so easily knowing that. Your impact on him and now Andi, Teddy and I is a big one. Much love to you two and the entire Ryder family.

    • My mom and my dad never knew the impact they had on this community. It would always bring me such comfort to know that when he spent time with you, that I always rested easier knowing that. You two have been good friends (& family) to mine. Much love to you both and the entire Ryder family.

  3. oh Kathi….. I am so very sorry. Our dads were dear friends as we have been. I love you and I understand how hard this is. xoxoxox please let me know if I can do anything up here to help you.

  4. It is with sincere sympathy and sorrow to hear about the passing of Mr. Bogan. May God be with you all during this difficult time, ,but cherish your MEMORIES, for they are yours to keep forever. It was a pleasure to have known him.
    B. Sudol Family
    Chester, SC

  5. Sending prayers to Charles family! Never saw him without a smile and a kind word.

    • Lumina, Thank you. That was, indeed, who my dad was.

  6. Our heartfelt sympathy to Charlie’s family. He was good to our Aunt Carolyn and we cared a lot about him. He will be greatly missed

    Danny and Debbie Rodgers

  7. Praying for family, may you have peace from good memories. He was a kind man and was proud of his family is what I remember of Charles. I am so sorry for everyone’s loss. Sending love to you all

    • Thank you for your kind words

  8. Hello. Sending sincere sympathies to the Bogan family from the Haynes family, in particular from my Daddy, Pete Haynes. He was so sad to learn that he is the only member of his golf foursome left…and greatly misses and remembers Rene Dufour, B.G. McElwee, and, now, Charlie Bogan.

    • Thank you, so kindly, Kathy. Please send my love and best wishes to your dad.


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