Papa Fogleman passed away April 28, 2017. I kept thinking I'd write a tribute, but life hasn't allowed much time to even grieve properly. Between wildfire recovery and another unfortunate incident, we have had to put off this important piece of our lives. Thankfully with cremation, we weren't hurried. Now we have set the little graveside service. Members of the local VA will be there to honor his service and a few family and friends will be there to honor his life.
Hugh Eldon (Doc) Fogleman
1/19/1928 - 4/28/2017
Graveside Service, Laverne Cemetery
June 17, 2017 11 a.m.
(Wilkinson Funeral Service)
Doc was more than just a 'good man'. He was a ray of sunshine wherever he went. He had a way of making the worst of days seem just a little brighter. He loved to sing and had a wonderful voice. He use to break out in song spontaneously. It was very sad when he lost his music after the stroke. He loved hearing the children's music. Paul remembers his dad reading his Bible every night, no matter where they were or what was going on. Before Paul's mother passed away, they were often seen holding hands in public. It was so refreshing to see such love between a couple who had been together over 40 years.
"We are so very sorry to hear about Doc. When they lived in Laverne Doc and Paul were the big kids in our neighborhood to us little kids. Lots of childhood memories from flying the little air plans from taking us all on snow sled rides. You all are in our love and Prayers!"
"A wonderful man and long time family friend we have fond memories of."
"Love the time I spent working with Doc. Think of him and Pat often. Love you all. Hugs and prayers."
"So sorry for your loss, he was an awesome man!!"
"So sorry to hear this, he was a joy to visit with. Prayers for all of you."
"He was a very awesome & hard working man. Lots of memories, may you Rest In Peace Doc."
"I thought the world of this man. He was a fantastic electrician."
"Doc was an asset to the Laverne community and friend to all. God bless Paul, you and the family. Heaven is singing."
"He and I had a few conversations that have stuck over the decades, and a few insightful things he said I've passed on to others. A strong brother in Christ."
He had lead the Church of God in Independence Kansas for a time in the 60's then preached here and there occasionally after that. He led our little home church for 3 years and we were so blessed by his teaching & leading of our family. The Christian Legacy he and Patricia passed down to our children will be lasting for many generations.
“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God ” Job 19:25-26 KJV
“For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 (KJV)