Milton Lee Pogue


Milton Lee Pogue, entered into his final rest on July 7, 2020.

He was born on August 8, 1921, in Liberty Hill, Texas. The second-eldest son of Steward Carl Pogue and Irene Whitt Pogue. He attended school in the Concord community and was responsible for erecting the historical marker that sets on the bank of Bear Creek.

After graduation, he attended Abilene Christian College, graduating with the highest honors. He then served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-1946.

On returning home he met the love of his life Edith Olive Kemplin. They were married on March 23, 1948, which began a romance that would endure for 58 years until Edith’s passing in 2006.

During these years Milton was a minister for the Church of Christ, which took them to many places to minister. He began in Liberty Hill right after graduating, then it led him to Bangs, Texas, Fort Stockton, Texas, Rockdale, Texas San Antonio, Texas, Las Cruces, New Mexico, and then back to Rockdale, Texas, Minden, Louisiana, Taylor, Texas, Florence, Texas, and finally retiring at Liberty Hill for his final years. He was still ministering at the age of 90 and served many years on the Liberty Hill Cemetery Board.

He was proceeded in death by: his wife Edith Olive Kemplin, their infant daughter, their son Dan Pogue and his wife Diane Pogue, their daughter Reba Janet Bolagh, their grandson Mathew Steven Wall, his parents Steward and Irene Pogue, his brother Steward Pogue, his sister Lula Pogue Hays.

He is survived by two daughters: eldest daughter Marilyn Pogue Oloff and her husband George Oloff of Liberty Hill, Texas; youngest daughter Alice Pogue Wall and husband Jim Wall of Sibley, Louisiana; and one sister Faye Pogue Newman of Spicewood, Texas.

He was blessed with numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great -grandchildren. And a hoot of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

His heart, spirit and gentle presence will be greatly missed by all who knew him.