Mr. Collier Randall "Randy" Hoglen

  • Born: July 30, 1956
  • Died: February 17, 2013
  • Location: Clyde, North Carolina

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Collier Randall "Randy" Hoglen age 56 of Clyde, passed away on February 17, 2013 at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for, and loved. Randy was born in Haywood County to Collier "Dick" and Betty Mehaffey Hoglen. He graduated from Tuscola High School and worked at Dayco and Conmet until he was forced to give up work due to his illness. Randy loved working in his yard, going to the beach, sports, and spending time with his family. He attended Long's Chapel UMC and loved to read his bible in his quiet time. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 22 years Kathy Hoglen; son Dustin Hoglen; daughters Crystal Pace, Cameran Hoglen; and many other family members and friends. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6PM until 8PM at Garrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 2PM Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Long's Chapel UMC. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of MedWest Hospice and the Homestead. Their dedication and effort to provide quality care over the last month was a heartwarming blessing to our entire family. We thank God for the gift of his life and the blessing of the time we spent with him. Memorial Contributions may be made in his memory to MedWest Hospice. Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com


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Condolence & Memory Journal

My,my,my, I was not aware of Randy's transition until today. Randy and I have known one another many years, since our youth. My sympathies, condolences and prayers to his family. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, know that Randy has achieved this task that we all one day will face. Randy will be missed!

Posted by Edward Moore - Waynesville, NC - Friend   March 06, 2013

Betty, Dick ,Kathy, and family, It was a sad to hear of Randy's passing. He was a special friend and co-worker with me for many years at Dayco. I shared some good times as well as some bad times at the plant. But, he was always someone you could depend on to be there for you. Heaven gained a good angel. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Love, Newell and Betty Rathbone

Posted by newell rathbone - clyde, NC - co-worker/friend   March 04, 2013

Dick and Betty Sue,
Chris and I are so very sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you and your family!

Posted by Chris and Kim Marion - Clyde, NC - Neighbor   February 25, 2013

Kathy and family,

With a mix of sadness and joy I pray for you all in grieving the loss of beloved Randy just one week ago. A cherished uncle, father, son, husband and more we can rejoice that he is in the presence of Yahweh. May we smile and think about the beautiful embrace of our heavenly Father that Randy is now experiencing in his eternal home. I pray that the Holy Spirit will remind your hearts of His embrace for us in this time. A pastor from MN wrote this and it seems fitting for this time:
“So let us embrace whatever sorrow God appoints for us. Let us not be ashamed of tears. Let the promise that joy comes with the morning (Psalm 30:5) sustain and shape our grief with the power and goodness of God.”

Love you all,
Megan

Posted by Megan Byron - Eau Claire, WI   February 24, 2013

To all the family of Randy,

Let me start by saying he was a dear brother in Christ to all of us,a dear friend.one whom we could ask to pray for a prayer request and feel his prayers as he prayed. We loved Randy with all our heart. Randy was a very caring person and showed this in his everyday life. Loved God,Family and all his friends.(which are numerous). As Randy leaves memories to the family also does he leave us with memories, which we cherious dearly.

To the family we love each of you. may Gad be with you during the dark days ahead. God is our strength.

Posted by Jim ,Linda and Colby Frazier, - Waynesville, , NC - Friends   February 23, 2013

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Maple Leaf Adult Respite - Waynesville, NC - Friends   February 22, 2013

Kathy, Crystal, Cameran and Family,
Thinking of you and praying for you in this time of loss. Randy was such a wonderful husband, father, and uncle to me. He will be greatly missed. His loving and gentle heart will never be forgotten. I’m so sorry we could not be there with you guys in this time of sorrow. Remember Randy is in a better place now, rejoicing with our Father.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

Posted by Lauren Byron - Blaine, MN - Randy and Kathy's Niece   February 22, 2013

Kathy, Crystal, Cameran and Family,
Thinking of you and praying for you in this time of loss. Randy was such a wonderful husband, father, and uncle to me. He will be greatly missed. His loving and gentle heart will never be forgotten. I’m so sorry we could not be there with you guys in this time of sorrow. Remember Randy is in a better place now, rejoicing with our Father.
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Posted by Lauren Byron - Blaine, MN   February 22, 2013

will miss him much. to the family, i am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Bernard Bryson - canton, NC - friend   February 22, 2013

sorry for your loss

Posted by jay callihan - costa mesa, CA - my sister is carrie hoglen    February 22, 2013

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My Dear Friend Kathy,
How can I put into words how my heartaches for you. You have had so much this past year with everything going on with Randy, trying to work and taking care of your Mom and Cameron. God has got an angel in taking Randy, no more pain just singing praises with our Sweet Jesus. I pray that God will wrap his arms around you and comfort you in the days ahead. I know you could not have made it without the help of Crystal and so many others. God Bless You!
Love & Prayers
Marlene

Posted by Marlene Ferguson - Crabtree, NC - Friend   February 21, 2013

Dear Betty Sue, Dick, Kathy and Dustin and family

We are so very sorry to hear of Randy's passing. A wonderful life gone far too soon. Imagine the smile on Aunt Josie and Uncle Willie's faces when they turned around and saw him, just as if they had never parted. Even though we can't be there with you please know that you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and miss you. May the arms of our Lord comfort you in the days ahead.

Tony and Wendy

Posted by Tony and Wendy Moore - Bradenton, FL - cousin   February 21, 2013

Kathy, Crystal, Cameran and Family,
Randy will be so greatly missed. His life has blessed so many people including myself. I wish my family could be with you today, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Randy is cancer-free now, and there is joy in that. He was such a loving father and husband and I feel so blessed to have known him. His gentleness has always been remarkable to me. In this difficult time remember that our Father is with you.
“He heals the brokenhearted; he will bind up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3.

Posted by Sarah Byron - Blaine , MN - Niece of Randy and Kathy    February 21, 2013

Dear Betty Sue, Dick, Kathy, Dustin and family:

We are so very sorry to read of Randy's passing. A wonderful life lost too soon. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Imagine the smile on Aunt Josie and Uncle Willie's face when they turned around and saw him, just as if they never parted. So will be our joy one day. Even though we cannot be there today. Please know that you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We love you and miss you. May the arms of our Lord comfort you in the days ahead.

with love Tony and Wendy

Posted by Tony and Wendy Moore - Bradenton, FL - cousin   February 21, 2013

Dear Kathy and Family~

It was my blessing from God to know Randy, care for him and to be your friend. What a gentle soul he portrayed! I keep you and your little one close to my heart. The love you all shared with Randy was a witness to many, he too was blessed! Keeping you in my prayers.

Posted by Karen, Morgan, Lauren & Jadyn Denty - Waynesville, NC - Family Friend   February 21, 2013

Dick and Betty, sorry to hear about the passing of your dear son. Hold on to all the wonderful memories you have of Randy. He always had a smile and a kind word, You all are in our thoughts and prayers. When we watch the Carolina Tarheels play it will make us think of Randy. May God give you all the strength to get through the days ahead.

Posted by Cecil and Claudia Lee and Family - Clyde, NC   February 21, 2013

Dear Kathy and family,
Our hearts are so broken for you all. Randy was a wonderful, strong and courageous man. He had the rare capacity to love and accept everyone unconditionally. He fought the cancer without ever complaining or giving up hope. He was a solid loving husband, father, son and friend. We will miss him so very much! Praying for the Lord's peace and comfort to surround you at this difficult time. We love you, Margaret and Brad.

Posted by Brad and Margaret Byron - Minneapolis, MN - Kathy's sister and husband   February 21, 2013

Dick, Betty and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the peace of our Lord give you comfort as only He can. Sincerely, jerry and Esther

Posted by Jerry and Esther Hightower - Waynesville, NC - Extended family   February 20, 2013

Dear Kathy and Uncle Dick, Aunt Betty Sue and Dustin

Our love and prayers to you all. Randy
was well loved and will be missed. Although we lived many miles apart, the times we were together were very special. Sharing fun at Mama and Dado's, running around the house and yard. May God hold you in the palm of his hands till we can all be together again.

Much Love and Blessings,
Jim and Carrie Hoglen

Posted by JIm and Carrie Hoglen - Battlr Creek, MI - Michigan cousins    February 20, 2013

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Kathy, Dick, Betty, Crystal, Dusty and Cameran,

Randy was a truly wonderful person to all who were fortunate enough to know him. We will never forget the prideful smiles he wore each time he spoke of all of you, his loving family. You were struck with a devastating disease and never complained when we saw you, your smiled continued to shine through. We are humbled by you forever. We thank God everyday for his loan of Randy to all of us. When God called you home, how proud he must have been. No longer sick, but made whole again by his loving hand.

We love you all and will always remember the love you showered on Randy.

Posted by Jane Jones, Hannah Jones, Adam Jones and Joseph Purvis - Waynesville, NC - Family Member   February 20, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, he was a fine man who bravely faced a terrible disease. It may have defeated his body but not his spirit. He is well now with the Lord. You are in my prayers.

Dr Travis Barham

Posted by Dr. Travis Barham - Waynesville, NC   February 20, 2013

To Kathy, Mr. and Mrs. Hoglen, and All of Randy’s Family—

I am so very sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. I graduated from Tuscola with Randy and will always remember his kind and friendly manner.

Kathy, I knew of Randy’s illness since my parents are acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. Hoglen, but only recently did I make the connection that he was your dear hubby. I certainly would have been in touch sooner, as I remember all your help with addressing data over the years and your nice visits to my office at the school bus garage. Please know that I am keeping you and Mr.and Mrs. Hoglen and your entire family in my thoughts and in my prayers for God to give you peace, comfort, and strength to carry on, and also for sweet memories to sustain you forever.
Mary Jo Kelley Reece
(daughter of Joe and Kay Kelley)

Posted by Mary Jo Kelley Reece - Canton, NC   February 20, 2013

I worked at ConMet and had the privilege of working with Randy. He told some pretty funny stories. Randy was a wonderful person and he will be deeply missed.

Posted by Joyce M Evans - Port Huron, MI - Acquaintance of Randy's   February 20, 2013

Our family will continue to pray for yours during this heartbreaking time. Coleman goes to school with Cameran and Todd worked at Dayco too. Thinking of you all!

Todd, Jessica & Coleman Cothern

Posted by Jessica Cothern - Waynesville, NC   February 20, 2013

Kathy our hearts are heavy for you and your family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as always.
Carl and Terry

Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Carl E Pace - Canton, NC - co-worker with Kathy   February 20, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Knew you through Bill (Marcia's Sister.) I hope God puts his arms around you and holds you tight and give you comfort and strength through this hard time and know he will be waiting on you with open arms. The family will be in our prayers..

Posted by Irene Gaddis Shuler - clyde, NC   February 19, 2013

So sorry to hear of Randy's passing. Our hearts are with all the family. Ronnie worked with him at Dayco and I was in school with him. He was such a nice man!
The Class of 1974 sends their condolences.

Posted by Ronnie and Kay Dixon - Maggie Valley, NC - friends   February 19, 2013

Thinking of you all during this time!! Randy was part of a wonderful family filled with love!

Posted by Megan Roberts - Franklin , NC - Friend   February 19, 2013

I can only imagine your loss.I know he felt loved and cared for in a special way.Having a loving family like this one is a gift.In the days ahead may God comfort you in a way that only he can.

Posted by Theresa Nelson CNA - Waynesville, NC - CNA Homestead   February 19, 2013

Dick, Betty Sue, Kathy and children our heart and prayers go out to you all. Randy was a nice and good man and good memories will be with you always. He will not be sick any more. God will comfort you all.
Your friends
Jack & Mary Ellen Lowdermilk

Posted by Jack & Mary Ellen Lowdermilk - Waynesville, NC - Friends   February 19, 2013

Gonna miss you my good buddy!!God bless your family.

Posted by Terry Frady - Waynesville, NC - Friend   February 19, 2013

Dustin & Family

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad He was a great person and a good friend. I worked with him at Dayco and conmet and their was no better person to work with than Randy he had a smile no matter what kind of day he was having.He will be missed but he would not want you to cry for him because he is in a better place and he is not suffering anymore. He loved his family dearly, He would show me his pictures of them at work, and we would talk about the ball games can't leave those out cause he liked his sports.May god be with you all in the coming days my heart goes out to you. I'll miss him rest in peace Randy.

Your Friend
Libby Burgess

Posted by Libby Burgess - Maggie Valley, NC - Friend & co-worker   February 19, 2013

Dustin & Family

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad He was a great person and a good friend. I worked with him at Dayco and conmet and their was no better person to work with than Randy he had a smile no matter what kind of day he was having.He will be missed but he would not want you to cry for him because he is in a better place and he is not suffering anymore. He loved his family dearly, He would show me his pictures of them at work, and we would talk about the ball games can't leave those out cause he liked his sports.May god be with you all in the coming days my heart goes out to you. I'll miss him rest in peace Randy.

Your Friend
Libby Burgess

Posted by Libby Burgess - Maggie Valley, NC - Friend & co-worker   February 19, 2013

Dear Kathy,
Although I never knew Randy, I know what you & your family have been going through this past year. You have my deepest sympathy. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Sincerely,
Kathy

Posted by Kathy Frederick - Waynesville, NC - Friend   February 19, 2013

Kathy and family and Betty and Dick and Family. I am so sorry for the loss of Randy, he was an awsome child and of course Son. Kathy as wonderful as he was I am sure he was a great husband and father. I can only say you all are in prayers and I wish I lived closer to be with my family in times like this. I remember Randy as a child and he was alway loving and caring, when he and Mildred would come to our house I really enjoyed being Aunt Brenda. I just want you all to know I love and miss you all and just know I am here if you need to talk. Love you all
Brenda and Norm Whiddon

Posted by Brenda Smith MehaffeyWhiddon - Lakeland, FL - Aunt   February 19, 2013

To the family of Randy Hoglen:

We know that the past year has been a very difficult one, but not as difficult as the last few months, weeks, or days. The days ahead will not be easy either, but your ability to lean on the Lord, each other, and friends will help to get you through those tough days.

May the memories you made with Randy take away your tears of saddness and replace them with tears of happiness. The knowledge of knowing that he is in a much better place doesn't lessen the hurt, but may it give you strength to move toward that same domain.

Sincerely,
Gary and Connie Allen

Posted by Gary and Connie Allen - Waynesville, NC - Friends   February 19, 2013

Kathy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please know that I am always here for you, should you need anything. Love and Hugs, Cindy

Posted by Cindy Leatherwood - Waynesville, NC   February 18, 2013

Dick, Betty and extended family:

How sad we were to learn of Randy's passing. May the love of the Lord surround you and provide you with comfort and solace during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our sincere condolences.

Posted by Doyle and Susie Plemmons - Waynesville, NC   February 18, 2013

Dear Hoglen Families,
I am so sorry for your loss..Randy was a all around good man..Always had a smile for everyone..My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

Posted by Janet Davis Smith - Waynesville, NC - School Friend   February 18, 2013

Dick and Betty,
I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Bob Milner - Greeneville, TN - friend   February 18, 2013

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Kathy & Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With Sincere Sympathy,
Janice Parham & Nicholas

Posted by Janice Parham - Canton, NC - Friend   February 18, 2013

Dear Dick & Betty, Our love to you and the rest of Randy's family. We are praying for you all. May the peace of our Lord be with you.

Posted by Francis & Janet Webb - waynesville, NC - friends   February 18, 2013

Kathy,

Randy was a wonderful person who touched so many lives. He had a beautiful spirit and a kind heart. I pray that your life will be filled with peace knowing that he is not suffering anymore. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Susan Purvis and Christopher Lance

Posted by Susan Purvis - Waynesville, NC   February 18, 2013

Kathy and Family- I am so sorry for he loss of your husband. I know the past months have been very diffcult for you. I wish you peace and comfort in the upcoming days for you and family. Vickie

Posted by Vickie MesserCagle - Waynesville, NC - Friend- Co worker of Kathy   February 18, 2013

Kathy,

You and your family are in our prayers.

Larry and Shanna Inman

Posted by Shanna Inman    February 18, 2013

Life Stories

My memories of Randy will be forever with me. He was a very humble, loving man who treated everyone well. He loved to fish and watch those Brave’s. I remember him coming to Minneapolis to visit us and we went bass fishing on Lake Minnetonka. We did catch quite a few bass and Randy would talk about that trip almost every time I saw him. Randy also enjoyed seeing the Brave’s win and we would kid around discussing the Brave’s vs. Twins. Brave’s usually won. Randy also loved to play golf and was quietly very competitive. He could drive a golf ball a long ways though not always in the right direction. I remember after I would hit the ball a couple, three times I would help him find his lost ball. :-) I thank God for Randy and the great husband, father and friend he was. He finished well and is now with Jesus.

I met Randy about 4 or 5 years, when I first started work at ConMet. Our workbreaks would occasionally coincide and we would talk about whatever. Knowing I was from Michigan, he would tell me about his experiences with the Michigan weather when he was doing some work up there some time back. We would compare the heavy snows here in North Carolina to a light Michigan frost ... and laugh. I'll miss that the most I guess. He was one of the first persons at ConMet to open up and accept me as a friend. I always admired that about Randy.

I did not know Randy well and had met only a few times. But several weeks ago,leaves were falling and the wind was blowing, just a beautiful Fall day and I was working on a remodeling job at his home.
As we so often do I was trying to let Randy know how sorry I was for his sickness and all. In a moment Randy let me know that he was so thankful for all God had blessed him with and with a smile on his face and a determined look in his eyes he said "if your okay I have leaves to rake,a yard to clean,some time to spend outside!" I think that was how I will remember Randy... always things to do! Never feeling regret. Prayers with you all.