Franklin D. Mogford, known to all as Doug, passed away August 6, 2021, at age of 79. He was born April 14, 1942, in Dallas, Texas. Doug lived in Carrizo Springs until 7th grade and always considered it home. After 2 years living in Albuquerque, the family relocated to San Antonio. While attending Jefferson High School, he met his future wife, Marilyn. They married Oct. 13, 1962. Doug’s one ambition was to sell life insurance just as his father and uncles did. He first worked for Victory Life Insurance Co. and was hired in 1964 by Texas & Southern Farm Bureau Ins. Cos. During his 49 year career with the Farm Bureau, he served as Agency Manger for Atascosa, Victoria, Medina, Bandera, and Frio Counties. He retired after serving Medina County for 43 years. His love to compete resulted in innumerable awards and recognitions, along with many company trips to various locations around the world for him and Marilyn. There were also many company family trips where agents and their families formed lasting friendships and great memories with each other. He had a deep desire to serve his clients to the best of his ability and many became long lasting friends.
Although he lived and breathed Farm Bureau Insurance, he found time for play. In the 70’s he enjoyed hunting mule deer on a lease south of Alpine. He always enjoyed a round of golf; and then there the passion of fishing for big mouth black bass. He was still after the elusive 13 pounder, when friend, Fred Cappadona, invited him to join him in salt water fishing at So. Padre Island. That developed into a new love. Doug had belonged to Young Farmers, Hondo Volunteer Fire Dept., and FBC Manna Pantry. At time of his death he was a member of Yancey Baptist Church. He was most proud of his family and was thrilled to be able to hold his Great-granddaughter.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents James L. and Evelyn Mogford, Survived by wife, Marilyn. Sons, Jay and wife, Rhonda, of Cypress; Jon and wife, Tammy, of College Station. Grandsons: Taylor and wife, Olivia, of San Antonio; Connor, Evan, Christian, and Zachary. Great-grandson, Christopher, and Great-granddaughter, Evelyn. Sister, Dottie Hershman, of Gulfport, Fl.
A Memorial Service will be held August 21, 2021, at the Hondo Funeral Home, 2910 Ave. E. Visitation will begin at 1pm with the service at 2pm. Another time of visiting and fellowship will follow. Due to rise of Covid related infections, masks are strongly encouraged. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Yancey Baptist Church, P. O. Box 27, Yancey, TX, 788861, or charity of your choice.
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