Ira D. Rogers Military and Masonic Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday February 22, 2014 at the Burkeville City Cemetery in Burkeville, Texas. Ira D. Rogers, a lifelong resident of Beaumont, Texas died February 19, 2014, at the age of 91 in Hospice Care in Dallas, Texas. He was born on December 4, 1922 in the community of Mayflower, Texas to Ernest E. Rogers, Sr. and Ruth Rogers. He was the 2nd of 6 children growing up surrounded by a close and loving family where he learned values that formed the basis of a life dedicated to family, friends and hard work. He graduated from Burkeville High School and married Marjorie Helen Griggs in May 1944. Ira D served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was stationed in Colorado. He later moved his family to Beaumont where he had a long and successful career with his own Rogers Tire Service. Active in local affairs, Ira served many years as director for Jasper-Newton County Landowners Association. He was also a lifelong member of the Texas Forestry Association and a life member of Trinity Methodist Church in Beaumont. An avid outdoorsman, Ira loved hunting. His true passion was white wing and quail hunting in South Texas with his hunting companions. Of the many gifts he left his family was the love of the outdoors. Ira led his life with integrity and purpose whether it was with his family, through his business or as a sportsman. He was a dedicated Mason and a special fund-raiser for the Children's Burn Center. His family and friends remember him as a gentleman and a man of character, with a good and generous spirit. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Harris and her husband Charles Harris, of Dallas his son, Clay Rogers and his partner Fred Huddleston of Houston, Texas, and 3 brothers, Ernest Rogers, Jr. of Jasper, Mattox Rogers of Farrsville and Carlos Rogers of Buna as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife of 38 years Marjorie Helen Rogers, and his special friend Marge Arrington, his sister, Theda Murphy and his brother Aubrey Rogers. Memorials may be made to the
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 21, 2014