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Posted 04 February 2021 - 10:13 PM

It is with a incredible amount of sadness that I learned that long-time slot racer Roy Hogan passed away this evening from the damn virus.

 

I am sure I met Roy when I got back into slot racing in late 1987, most likely at Tim Ferguson's Georgia Hobby Center, and we raced together in too many Atlanta-area raceways to try to count.

Roy was a very good racer, but it was his personality that really stood out. He was gentle, sweet man. I don't think I ever heard him raise his voice or complain about anything.

 

Roy was born in Murphy, NC, in 1937 so he was 84 years old and still a fierce racer. Here's one of the few decent pictures of Roy without a mask I was able to locate; fittingly it's a podium shot from CMS from 2017. Does anyone have a better one they can post?

 

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RIP, Roy. You are going to be missed.


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Posted 04 February 2021 - 10:25 PM

Sad to hear that he has passed away, Great guy and an excellent racer!

 

I personally raced with him at Atlanta Slot Car Raceway on a regular basis and he won a lot of the time.

 

Prayers to Roy and his family.

 

RIP, Roy Hogan, you will be missed.


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Posted 04 February 2021 - 10:38 PM

I know am not the only one who would like to know the time and place of Roy's funeral service, if there is to be one. 


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Posted 05 February 2021 - 07:19 AM

Roy was 84 years old, and he would tell you so at the drop of a hat.

 

I will miss him. He and I raced together off and on over the last 35 or more years.

 

RIP, Roy.

 

Remembering the good times Roy, and you being a friend.


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Posted 05 February 2021 - 08:43 AM

Roy on the podium recently at ASCR.

 

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That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.
 

 


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Posted 05 February 2021 - 09:34 AM

It is a sad day for our hobby, Roy Hogan who was 84 years old passed away yesterday, 

Roy was a formidable slot car racer in every class he raced.

His orange cars were among the quickest on the grid. 

Roy took no quarter when it came to slot car racing, he was one of the best.

His hand eye coordination was second to none on the track, quick and steady.

I don't think there will be another racer like him for a long time.

Rest in Peace Roy, I know there is a slot car track where you are right now and you're getting ready to race this weekend!

save a place for my box Roy at the track up there, until then...........

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you could always find Roy on the Podium

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Roys signature cars were Orange

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Roy would race and win with the best of them !!!



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Posted 05 February 2021 - 12:09 PM

Roy was my friend; he always treated me and others with respect. I met Roy about five years ago when I retired and got back into slot cars. He was always willing to help you but when the race started, well, it was on.

Some people would kid Roy, saying you must be cheating or where did you get those fast motors but if you watched him drive you could see it was his skill that put him in the winner's circle. He could take the donut and other curves near wide open and as smooth as glass.
 
Thank you, Roy, for being my friend. I will miss you. God bless.
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Posted 06 February 2021 - 09:46 AM

I was out for my morning walk today and found myself thinking about Roy.

 

Roy was racing on January 23 and won a race. On Feb 3 he passed from this life. That was a week and a half.

 

Roy did not suffer long and I will be thankful for that, and for his friendship. May God bless and give peace to Roy and his family.


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Posted 06 February 2021 - 04:44 PM

I was looking forward to racing with Roy again. I have great memories of him.

 

Race on, Roy.

 

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 12:35 PM

Today I located Roy's obituary, as well as information about his service which will be held on Feb 27 in Powder Springs, GA.
 
Obituary for Roy Hogan
 
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Roy E. Hogan, 84, of Marietta, GA, passed away February 4, 2022. He was born in Brasstown, NC, on November 2, 1936. 

He was preceded by his parents Voyd V. Hogan and Ida Chastain Hogan and brothers JV Hogan and Ray L. Hogan all Brasstown, NC. 

Survived by his wife of 36 years, June L. Hogan, daughters Cindy Jones (Tommy) of Powder Springs, Donna Gaydon of Powder Springs. five grandchildren: Blake Gaydon, Dusty Jones, Brandon Gaydon, Travis Jones, Brianna Bethea, fourteen great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 

He spent many years around race cars at Dixie Speedway and Tri-County Racetrack. His 52-year love of slot car racing has brought him many wonderful memories and cherished friends. He loved saying, “This old man can whip those young’uns.“ 

He loved being with his family. From going to ballgames, wrestling matches, cheerleading to eating lunch with the grandchildren and special outing trips to the Dollar Tree. And if he ever invited you to a “peanut butter party,” you were special to him! 

He was a Master Hardwood Finisher for 63 years. Starting with AR Abrams to Nelson Smith in Atlanta, GA. His last few working years was at the Atlanta Airport Hilton. 

He will be laid to rest at Little Brasstown Baptist Church in Brasstown, NC. 

“It’s not if you win or lose 
It’s only if you win” 
And everyone know this driver 
Only went to win 

He was our favorite driver 
He loved being #1 
Here’s some facts, you should know 
To understand him some 

He meant what he said 
He said what he meant 
He loved Bud Light Lime & peanut butter 
100% 

I would get a call the day after a race 
His voice beaming that he had won 
Always bragging about beating the young guys 
And explain every detail of the fun 

He would talk about his buddies 
And what race was coming next 
Then work all week preparing 
And loading up his chest 

He really loved the holidays 
You’d get to hear his jokes 
He loved NASCAR and slot cars 
And always watched Gunsmoke 

He was Roy Boy, Dad 
Paw Paw, and Pop 
He’d go to the boys' ballgames 
And take the girls to shop 

He loved to do yard work 
Was proud of his family 
He was amazing working with wood 
And loved his country 

“It’s not if you win or lose 
it’s only if you win” 
When it comes to his life 
We were the winners in the end

 
 
Roy's visitation is Feb 27, from 1 to 2 PM, with the funeral service afterwards.

Mayes Ward-Dobbins Macland Chapel
3940 Macland Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127 

Because of my long friendship with Roy, I plan to at least attend Roy's visitation and hope to see many more of his friends there.

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 12:00 PM

Thank you for posting this.

 

Roy was one of a kind who will be remembered in the hearts of all his family and friends forever.

 

I've heard the service will be live streamed for those that can't go or not wanting to get into a big crowd during the COVID crisis. The stream info will be posted on the Atlanta Slotcar Raceway website is what Mike told me.

 

RIP, Roy my friend. I will think of you often.


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Posted 19 February 2021 - 08:24 PM

Roy Hogan Memorial Service

 

Date:

02/27/2021

 

Location:

Mayes-Ward Dobbins Crematory and Chapel

3940 Macland Road

Powder Springs GA. 30127

 

Masks are required for entry and services

 

Roy’s Visitation with family and friends begins at 1:00pm Eastern

His Service begins at 2:00pm Eastern

The services will be available livestreamed by the Chapel so those not able to attend physically may participate and show their respects.

 

Mayes-Ward has a very nice tutorial on their website for accessing the livestream the day of Roy’s services below.

 

https://www.mayeswar...live-webcasting

 

Mayes-Ward has Roy’s obituary up for viewing, commenting, sharing memories, and sending flowers now:

https://www.mayeswar...es/Roy-Hogan-3/







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