Murry Millard “MM” Pogue, 91, of Lytton Springs passed away on Nov. 22, 2007.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas Levi Pogue and Earle Beatrice Bowen Pogue; sister Fay Warren of California; and brothers, Darell and Louis of Austin. MM Pogue was born in Red Rock, Texas on Dec. 22, 1915.
Mr. Pogue is survived by his wife of 65 years, Valla Marie Moore Pogue; three daughters: Gwendolyn Cernosek (John) of Hempstead, Geri Reat (Rick) of Tanglewood and Lorraine Benhamou (Mohamed) of Lytton Springs; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
After his marriage to Marie in 1942, and after the kids came along, he had to follow the work, wherever it was available, from the shores of the Texas Coast to Wyoming. He was a member of the Ironworkers Local 482, by trade, for most of his life.
In 1968, he took a job as the foreman of Meadowbrook Farm, Kaufman County, for H. H. Cauffied. When he retired in 1982, he relocated to Lytton Springs.
He loved his family, coon hunting as a younger man, reading western novels and most of all a good game of dominoes.
Murry Pogue’s family and friends gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Pettytown Cemetery, Caldwell County to bid their farewell. Reverend Linda O’Neal from Lexington United Methodist Church officiated at the graveside services.
Arrangements were by Beresford Funeral Homes of Houston.
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