Trey Hogue, Ole Miss grad and Memphis real estate ‘influencer,’ dies
Trey Hogue, whose gregarious never-met-a-stranger attitude made him a top real estate “influencer” in Memphis and Oxford, has died.
Hogue, 49, died Wednesday evening of a heart attack at his East Memphis home, according to his father, Hank Hogue.
Hank Hogue, 74, said the birth of his first son had been a particularly memorable event: “He was special because he actually was born on my birthday, on Sept. 4.”
A lifelong Memphian who attended Briarcrest Christian School and the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Trey Hogue followed in his father’s footsteps as a real estate agent with Crye-Leike, eventually reaching that company’s “Circle of Excellence,” becoming the co-owner of a Crye-Leike franchise in Oxford, and being admitted into the “Multi Million Dollar” honor club of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors.
“I would say he was an influencer in the real estate world,” said Trey’s brother, Chris Hogue, 46, president of Nextech Solutions in Germantown. “He was well-known, and part of the reason he was successful was that he never met a stranger. And if he met someone, he never forgot them.
“I’ve been overwhelmed, in a good way,” Chris continued, “with texts and calls from people that don’t really know me, necessarily, but have reached out because of the impact Trey had on them, whether it was personal or professional.”
“One reason he was successful in this business,” Hank Hogue said, “is that he didn’t think about money or the deal, he really did think, ‘How can I help this person?'”
In fact, the real estate and homes sections of The Commercial Appeal frequently testified to Trey Hogue’s success. The Realtor often was cited in stories that profiled new homeowners or couples who had purchased “dream” homes.
Said Hank Hogue about Trey: “He always had a smile on his face when he met you, it didn’t matter if you were a 5-year-old toddler or a 95-year-old widow.”
According to family members, Trey Hogue was an avid duck hunter and enthusiastic fan of Ole Miss sports, and a reliable presence in “The Grove” at Ole Miss and at Mid-South social events. “If there was something to do,” Chris Hogue said, “he was doing it.”
In addition to his father and brother, Trey Hogue leaves his mother, Judy Hogue, of Memphis.
Services are at noon Wednesday, Mary 26, at First Evangelical Church, 735 Ridge Lake Blvd., with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon at the church. Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge.
The family requests that any memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.