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Michael Christopher Hoagland

December 7, 1965 ~ January 10, 2021 (age 55)


Chester - Michael Christopher (Chris) Hoagland, 55, of 1168 Hopps Road Chester, South Carolina 29706, passed peacefully at home on January 10th, 2021. 


The memorial service  will be at 5:00 PM Friday, January 15th at Whitesell Funeral Home in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Riverview Road.  Officiating will be Pastor Kenneth Walters of Southside Baptist Church.


A native of Rock Hill, South Carolina, Chris was the son of Bill and June Hoagland.  He was a member of the National Guard as a Cavalry Scout in 1988 and a Combat Engineer with the 1222nd Engineer (Sapper) battalion in Fort Mill, South Carolina.  He served as a Staff Sergeant in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  He was also a Benefits Specialist at the Rock Hill VA helping wounded veterans.


Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Hoagland; one son,  Aaron-Ayden Hoagland from his first marriage; and four sons, from his current marriage, Chad Moss (Heather), Justin Hoagland (Beth), Bradley Moss (Ashley), and Clayton Moss (Lyndie), and one fur daughter, Maggie the Basset.  He has one sister, Michelle Crosby (James).  He was the grandfather to eight grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his father, William (Bill) Hoagland and his daughter, Rachel Moss.


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Chris was the owner of M1 Defense, a concealed weapons class in his spare time, as well as a member of Southern Thunder Associated Riders.  As an avid motorcycle rider, he was often seen around town polishing his bikes over the years.  Among his family, military family, and friends, Chris was well loved and respected for his wisdom and life stories.  As a career and hobby outdoorsman, Chris enjoyed hunting, shooting, and fishing, especially with his children and grandchildren.  He enjoyed the company of his Basset Hound, Maggie, while spending any time outdoors at home.  When he was not outdoors, he loved watching Westerns, Science Fiction, and novelty films.  He was a true Outlaw Country fan and will live forever in our hearts.

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Funeral Service
January 15, 2021

5:00 PM
Whitesell Funeral Home
975 Riverview Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730

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