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.