PUXICO -- William Eli Pogue Jr., 77, died April 19, 2012, at his daughter's home in Cape Girardeau.
Born June 24, 1934, in Osceola, Ark., to the late William Eli and Wilma Sweat Pogue Sr., he served as the principal at Puxico High School and at Mingo. He was also the superintendent at Zalma Public Schools for 16 years. He was a member and treasurer of the Puxico Christian Church, treasurer for the Puxico Masonic Lodge No. 596, quartermaster of the Puxico VFW Post No. 7822, served on the Stoddard County 911 Board and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
On Sept. 21, 1956, at Elk, he married Jannette Campbell.
Surviving are: one son and fiancee, Gary Pogue and Janet of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and David Kinder of Cape Girardeau; one brother, Kenneth Pogue of Nashville; two sisters, Ruby Murphy of Mena, Ark., and Mary Schroeder of Arlington, Va.; and two grandsons.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation is scheduled at 4 p.m., with Masonic services at 7 p.m., Sunday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico where services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Bobby Nordyke of Puxico officiating.
Burial with full military honors provided by the Stoddard County Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.
Online condolences may be sent at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com.