Charles J. Cogan

Published 12:00 pm Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Charles J. “C.J.” Cogan died Monday, June 14, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 78.

Born in Warren County, he was the son of the late Robert Wayne Cogan and Clara Bliss Cogan. Mr. Cogan was a former employee of the Merchants Company and retired in 1986 from the Bechtel Power Corporation.

Mr. Cogan was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting with his family and friends. He was the last honorary member of the Old Stagg Hunting Club and was a member of the Baptist faith.

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He is survived by his wife, Lula M. Cogan of Vicksburg; two sons, Mike Cogan and his wife, Gail, of Vicksburg and Jimbo Cogan and his wife, Kay, of Vicksburg; six grandchildren, Brad Cogan, Bo Cogan, Amy Malone and husband Mel, Jamie Poole and husband Nick, Brooke Guest and Ashley Belknap; four great-grandchildren, Chase Cogan, Peyton Malone, Matthew Malone and Brianna Poole; a sister, Joyce C. Pellegrine of Vicksburg; and a brother, Harold “Little Bud” Cogan of Vicksburg.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister and four brothers.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Francis Vriesen officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight.

Pallbearers will be Ray Embry, Calvin Allen, Elvin Wescott Sr., Gary Rickles, Brad Cogan and Bo Cogan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Buford, Bobby Raines, Claude Bagby, Henry Muirhead, Mickey Muirhead, Billy Muirhead, Otto Hearn Jr., Danny Cogan and members of the Old Stagg Hunting Club.

Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 2524 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216 and to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, P.O. Box 820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182.