1921 - 2013
Robert Pogue, 91, died March 18, 2013 in Payson. He was born Sept. 16, 1921, the son of the late Obia and Bethar (Barnes) Pogue of Redford, Mo.
On June 13, 1956, in Hernando, Miss., Bob married Virginia Dare (Patterson), originally of Oklahoma.
Virginia’s son, the late Mark Odell Huskey, preceded Bob in death on Jan. 18, 1980, at the age of 28. Virginia survives in Payson.
Mr. Pogue was a Christian man, being of the Baptist faith. He was a decorated (5-Star Bronze Medal) World War II veteran. He first served his country when drafted into the U.S. Army from Sept. 18, 1942 until Nov. 5, 1945, after which he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force until Nov. 30, 1958. He was a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Pogue was the third of nine children, and is survived by one brother, Amos Pogue. He was preceded in death by seven siblings, “Toots” (Lore) Amsden, Joe, Euel, Gene, Doyle, Dean and Jim Pogue.
Also surviving are his daughter-in-law, Kristie Clarke; granddaughter, Gina Huskey; great-grandson, Richard Valenzuela; and a host of extended family and friends in Missouri as well as Arizona.
No funeral service was held. Burial was March 26, 2013 in the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.