Boyce "Bobby" L. HogueI am a Veteran.

of Jonesboro, AR

March 26, 1939 - January 2, 2023

Boyce (Bobby) L. Hogue was born on March 26, 1939 in New Albany, MS to Boyce and Lena Garrison Hogue. He left this life on January 2, 2023. Bobby graduated high school and attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Senatobia, Mississippi; in 1959 he transferred to Arkansas State University on a football scholarship. He graduated from ASU with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture and an MSE and an EDS degree in School Administration. He worked as a coach and administrator in Kennett, Piggott and Jonesboro Public Schools.

He began his insurance career in 1979 and was elected to the Arkansas House in the same year. Bobby served as an Arkansas State Representative for 20 years while maintaining his business. During his legislative career Bobby served as House Speaker for two consecutive terms. He also served as the National Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council during this time. Following his legislative service, he established a lobbying business, Bobby Hogue & Associates, from which he retired in 2013. A lifelong Methodist, he remained active in the Jonesboro Regional Chamber and in the Jonesboro Exchange Club so long as his health allowed.

Bobby was an ardent fan of traditional archery and enjoyed spending his leisure time outdoors, hunting, fishing, travelling and camping with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Frankie, of the home; daughters, Michelle (John) Brown and Lauren (Richard) Grantham of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Elizabeth Brawner of Wynne, Jackson Harmon, Hayden Harmon, Keats Grantham and Cooper Grantham of Jonesboro; niece, Pam (Donnie) Durley of Como, MS; lifelong best friend, Gene Smith, of Lake Cormorant, MS and close family who provided special care and comfort during his extended illness, Jimmie Sneed and Eddie Burris. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his sister, Phillis Grehan.

Visitation is scheduled for January 5, 2023 from 5 to 7pm at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Other services are private. For any memorials, the family suggests the NEA Food Bank, PO Box 2097, Jonesboro, AR 72402 or the NEA Humane Society, 6111 East Highland, Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Service Information
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home
1900 W. Washington Avenue
Jonesboro,  AR 72401
1/5/2023 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Memorial Contributions
NEA Humane Society
6111E. Highland
Jonesboro, AR 72401
NEA Food Bank
PO Box 2097
Jonesboro, AR 72402

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home
1900 West Washington Ave.
Jonesboro, AR  72401