Hoagland, James William

Updated: Tue 1:18 PM, Jun 17, 2014
Funeral Home: J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home, Broadway chapel
James William Hoagland, 95, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Bowling Green, died at 9:18 a.m. June 13, 2014, at his residence in Orlando.

He was born Dec. 21, 1918, in Louisville to the late James A. and Florence Van Kirk Hoagland.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Theresa Holsclaw Hoagland, and his wife of 15 years, Anna Lilly McDevitt Hoagland; his sisters, Florence C. Holsclaw and Agnes Hoagland; and brothers, Harold E. and Raymond A. Hoagland.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He retired after 30 years as the manager of the Electric Division of BGMU. He was a former member of the Evening Lions Club, the Electric Clearing House of Bowling Green and the American Legion. He was a member of Park Lake Presbyterian Church in Florida.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to The Blinded Veterans Association in Mr. Hoagland’s memory at

Survivors include his son, James C. Hoagland and wife, Anita, of Williams, S.C.; daughters, Dawn Sadler and husband, Tony, and Judith C. McCormick, both of Bowling Green, Theresa L. Bemiss and husband, Bruce, Frances S. Drew and Deborah A. Duff, all of Orlando, Fla.; his sister, Jean A. Bryant of Louisville; 12 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and after 10 a.m. Saturday at J.C. Kirby and Son, Broadway Avenue chapel. Funeral service will be noon Saturday at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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