He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Hallie Friar Rogers; the mother of his children, Betty Rogers; his son, George; his brother, Edward; his sister, Mary, and her husband, James Moore.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Leona (Penny) Lackey Rogers; daughter, Alice Rogers and her family, including her son, Andy, who loved his “my dad”; son, Glen Rogers and family; son, William Rogers and family; and Eve Corbitt; two sisters: Ellen Jean McSpadden, and Martha Brown; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Smith Rogers; and an extended loved family.
He will be remembered as a dairy farmer, professional truck driver, and local school bus driver.
He was a devoted Christian and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, where he taught the Adult Sunday School class, sang in the choir, and maintained the cemetery for many years.
Some of his happiest retirement years were spent as a campground host with the Bureau of Land Management in Pinedale, Wyo. He also enjoyed an association with the local American Red Cross, as a four-gallon blood donor, a teacher of first aid and CPR classes, and he served on the Disaster Committee.
At his request, his body was donated to science.
There will be a memorial service at Bethel Baptist Church on Old Chattanooga Pike, S.E., on Sunday, April 28, 2013, at 3 p.m.
Donations may be made to Bethel Baptist Church in his memory.