April 13, 1939 – June 30, 2021
Services for former State Sen. Joseph Stogner, who served in Senate District 40 from 1988-2004, were July 5, 2021, at Crystal Springs Baptist Church.
Rev. Danny Stevens and Dr. Tommy Stogner officiated with Dr. Steve Stogner sharing special words and memories.
The 82-year-old Stogner died June 30, 2021, at his residence.
He was born April 13, 1939 in Tylertown to the late Lucille and Rossie Stogner. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step mother Fannie Johnson Stogner; mother-in-law Earline Thomas; and father-in-law Archie Thomas; brothers-in-law Richard Lloyd Thomas, Raymond Thomas, Walter Thomas and Leo Brumfield, sisters-in-law Lazette Brumfield and Linda Thomas.
Stogner was a long time member of Crystal Springs Baptist Church. He was a member of many organizations involving agriculture and government. He was a state senator for 16 years where he served the community and state with honor and distinction. He worked for Dairymen Inc. as a field staff administer and owned and operated his own dairy and tree farm. He encouraged young people to further their education through college and would help them in doing so to reach their greatest potential. Stogner enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports on TV, watching his grandchildren play sports. He stayed well versed in current events and issues. He was a gardener who enjoyed working with his plants and he would share his harvest and eggs with his close friends and family.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years Mary Jane Stogner; his children Michael Joseph (Wendy) Stogner and Debera Lucille (Scott) Reeves; grandchildren Mitchell Thomas Reeves, Jakob Scott Reeves, Gage Langdon, Camryn Langdon, and Davon Whitworth; brother Houston Kent (Cindy) Stogner, sister-in-law Sharon (John) Hartzog.
Pallbearers were Dr. William Morris II, Scott Prisk, Brett Johnson, Winston Stogner, John Mingo, and Shelton Stogner.
Burial was in Crystal Springs Cemetery with Hartman Hughes Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at www.hartmanhughesfuneralhome.