McDONALD Leroy Hogan, 69, a resident of McDonald, was escorted by the angels to claim his place in Gods heavenly kingdom on Sunday, July 15, 2012. Leroy was born in South Pittsburg, Tenn., and a graduate of Kirkman High School in Chattanooga. He was a veteran of the United States Army (MP) and retired from the DuPont Corporation after 33 years of service. He was also a member of New Horizons Community Church of Calhoun, Tenn.He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl Hogan and Palestine Griffin Hogan, of South Pittsburg; grandsons, Christopher Michael Born and Patrick Todd Cannon, of Chattanooga; and one brother, Charles Lester Hogan, of Chattanooga.He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Wanda Smith Hogan of McDonald; children, Lisa Paige Webb and husband, Jimmy, and Tammy Born Lacey, all of Ooltewah, and Todd Born, of Coral Gables, Fla.; four grandchildren Sarah L. Weir, Gracee J. Webb, Courtney N. Lacey, and Cameron R. Lacey, all of Ooltewah; three great-grandchildren, R. Madison Hinkle, Jayden C. Blair, and Kayleianne J. Gunzenheiser, all of Ooltewah; brothers and sisters, John Hogan, Charlotte Hogan, Patsy Webb, and Karen Chance of South Pittsburg, and Gary Hogan, of Tunnel Hill, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.Leroy was a selfless man that enjoyed simple things in life. Home life with family and friends; taking care of the many animals his wife, children, and grandchildren were always taking in, gardening, working on cars, Nascar and dirt track racing, watching birds and being always on the hunt for that elusive squirrel stealing from his birdfeeders. Leroy was a man few words, but his quiet actions spoke volumes.The family will receive guests to celebrate and share stories of Leroys life from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 22, with a memorial service at 3 p.m. with Military Honors at Collegedale City Hall located at 4910 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, TN 37363, with the Rev. Joe Mullins officiating.The family wishes to acknowledge, with the deepest, heartfelt gratitude, Sonja Owenby, Yyonne Schuman, Cristel Hancock, and Stephanie Johnson of Hospice of Chattanooga for their ceaseless devotion in caring for Leroy on his final journey. They are true servants of God as angels of Comfort.In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be sent to the DuPont Community Credit Union c/o Leroy Hogan Fund, P.O. Box 1058, Hixson, TN 37343 in his memory.You are encourage to share a memory of Leroy and/or your personal condolences with the family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.Companion Funeral & Cremation Service of Cleveland, Tenn., was honored to assist the Hogan family with these arrangements.