William Everett Hogge II

August 4, 1958 - October 15, 2023

08/04/1958 - 10/15/2023

Past Services

Thursday October 26, 2023
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Funeral Service
Thursday October 26, 2023
11:30 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions
Thursday October 26, 2023
1:00 pm
Peninsula Memorial Park
12750 Warwick Blvd
Newport News, Virginia 23606

William Everett Hogge ll, 65, passed away on October 15, 2023 in Norfolk, VA.
He was born August 4, 1958 in El Paso, TX and has been a lifelong resident of Newport News since he was three months old. He was raised by his great-grandparents Oley and Martha Mason on their small farm on Deep Creek Rd, which became his lifetime home. He was the first-born grandchild on both sides of his family and grew up very lovingly and close to all his older and elderly family members which he eventually became a caregiver for them in later years.
Everett was preceded in death by his parents; William Everett Punksy Hogge Sr. and Billie Jean Alexander Hogge. His grandparents; Willie and Ruby Hogge, Marie Tootie Mason Hogge Robbins, Capt. Severn L. Robbins Sr., and Bill and Mollie Alexander. As well as his great-grandparents, the Masons; many aunts, uncles, great-aunts, great-uncles; and many dear and special elderly friends whom he loved and cared for and was close with throughout his life.
For the past 27 years Everett was employed with Newport News Public Schools as a school bus driver for the special needs, wheelchair, and disabled students. A job he loved dearly and looked forward to doing each day. He enjoyed getting to know the students, their families, or guardians. He truly cared about them all. Everett was also a part-time funeral assistant with Altmeyer Funeral Homes in Newport News where he was able to show love and compassion to others. Many years ago, he worked night shifts at Crown Gas Stations and during the day he drove the school bus for Mt. Carmel Catholic School. He raised and kept all kinds of chickens throughout his life, and was a collector of antiques and other fine collectibles. Everett loved older classic cars and had owned and driven many during his life. He enjoyed yard sales, estate sales, and flea markets. He also enjoyed dining in the best restaurants on the Peninsula.
Everett was well known as a caring and giving man who enjoyed living life daily to touch the lives and hearts of others in a good way. He loved to make others smile and create laughter. He was usually the life of the party with a joke and could always say or tell you something you had never heard before. Everett was truly one of a kind and was loved by many. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Everett is survived by many family members to include his brothers; Bart Hogge (Lauren) of Bedford, VA, David Hogge (Robin) of Parksley, VA, and his youngest brother John Parks of Poquoson, VA. Sister; Joyce Whalen. Nieces; Amber, Lily, Lucy and Lila Hogge, Nephew Kenneth Parks. A special step-daughter that he loved dearly, Amy K. Watson of Newport News, VA. Uncles and Aunts; Tommy and Pat Robbins of Hampton, VA, Gene and Sylvia Hogge of Newport News, VA, Marie Alexander Kehoe and Mike of Gloucester, VA, Jane Robbins Stowe of Joppa, AL, and Wanda Alexander of Beverley, WV. As well as many special cousins. His especially loved neighbors and family friends Aubrey and Pat Saunders, His dear friend Scott Neil, His dearest friend Vaughn Harrison and beloved pug Flossy Jane. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by his lifelong friends, coworker family friends from his work place and many other special friends too numerous to mention.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Everett’s memory to Able- Are- Us Inc. located in Hampton,VA.

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Sarah Petro
3 months ago

I will certainly miss you and our catching up conversations that we had. The first day i met you was the night of my sweet mama’s visitation…you were warm and kind and you told me to come back if i needed anything at anytime. I thanked you for being so kind and for being there working the service. I will always appreciate your kind words that night. Then, I actually got to know you and boy did we just click! Lol. Heaven has truly gained another angel and you will be missed. Rest in eternal peace my friend!

Carolyn Hunt
3 months ago

Everett had such a big heart and personality. I am so grateful I was able to work with him. He touched everyone he met which was a true gift.

Angela Beverly
3 months ago

I only knew Everett for a short period of time, but he was always a pleasant personality whenever I met him on any given day! God’s comfort to Vaughn and Everett’s extended family!

Kellie Garrett
3 months ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Everett’s passing. I worked with him on several services and he was such a delight, joyful,funny person to talk to. Always had a joke or story to tell.

I will miss seeing and talking to him!
Rest in Peace!

Susan Stone Schubert
3 months ago

I have known Everett for many years!
He was a good man with good intentions!
Always willing to help you out!
He will truly be missed.

3 months ago

Everett was à very nice man,who always was a very good neighbor and friend..He loved his job and antiques of all kinds. He would always ask about my goings on,was a very good listener and confided in him many times.We acquired chickens from him when my daughter was a child,he was very kid. He’s in God’s hands now…

Stephen Rios
4 months ago

Everett was one of the first employees I met working as a new employee at Altmeyer Funeral home. His open heart of kindness and guidance will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences 💐

Dawntia Layton
4 months ago

Mr. Everett was a kind soul. He always had a joke. He will be missed! ❤️🙏🏽

Pat Smith
4 months ago

Met Everett when he became a part-time associate at Altmeyer more than ten years ago. He was “one of a kind” guy, always there to greet you with a smile, a chicken story, an off-color remark, a witty joke or story and made you smile every time. Will miss him so much. RIP Everett – Heaven will never be the same.

Ken & Karen Peterson
4 months ago

Everett is gone but will never be forgotten, leaving a hole in many hearts. He has touched so many hearts with smiles and laughter.
Enjoy your heavenly home and think of and all your “kids” you have raised in the NNPS system.