Robert A. Hogsett, age 86, of Richmond, VA departed this life to be with the Lord and Savior on July 18, 2017. He had been a member of the Bon Air Baptist Church since 1970 and served as a Deacon. Mr. Hogsett was predeceased by his former wife of 48 years, Ruth-Ann; and his second wife of nine years Jean-Ann. He is survived by his daughter’s family, Roberta and Stan Lee (with Robbie and Michelle); his son’s family, Richard and Lisa Hogsett (with Adam Hogsett, Andrew and Alysha Hogsett (with Lila and Oakley), and Mathew and Sarah Hogsett), Andrew and Alysha Hogsett (with Lila and Oakley), and Mathew and Sarah Hogsett); his daughter’s family, Rebecca and Brent Jones (with Tiffany); and his son’s family, Russell and Tanya Hogsett (with Alex and Samantha).
Mr. Hogsett grew up in Virginia and West Virginia. He graduated from Greenbrier Military School and West Virginia University. He served in Korea (1953-54) as an officer with the 5th Regimental Combat Team RTC.
Bob started his civilian career in the Westinghouse Air Conditioning Division and later joined Cargill Advertising Agency and later the A.H. Robbins Pharmaceuticals Corp. headquartered in Richmond, VA., with whom he spent 30 years. He was inducted into the “AHR Hall of Fame” as the Director of Promotional Services.
He also maintained his support of the U.S. Military by serving in the Army reserves for 20 years attaining the rank of Major, and later helped organize the Virginia Defense Force (VADF) where he volunteered for 20 years more as Director of Public Affairs with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
Viewing will be held at Woody Funeral Home, Huguenot Road, Sunday, July 23, 4 – 6p.m. service will be held at Bon Air Baptist Church , 2531 Buford Road, Richmond, VA. 23235 on Monday, July 24, 2 p.m.