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Rogers, 71, of Lago Vista, Texas passed away Friday, May 23, 2014.
He will be laid to rest at 10:00 am on Tuesday, May 27 at Hillcrest Cemetery in McLean, Texas with his mother and grandparents. A memorial service and celebration of his life is being planned.
Buddy was born August 4, 1942 in Amarillo, Texas to Bob Rogers and Lorene Damron Rogers. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated from University of Houston at Clear Lake. Buddy was a gifted writer and musician. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was an accomplished and award-winning wheelchair athlete and an early advocate for wheelchair basketball, travelling the country to participate in a variety of competitions. An avid bird watcher and Texas history buff, Buddy had many interests. He was the first President of the Texas Paralyzed Veteran's Association and proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.
Buddy is survived by his devoted wife Brenda Vincent Rogers; his daughter Kristi Katz Gordy and son-in-law David of Leander, TX; son Martin Katz and daughter-in-law Courtney of Houston, TX; three grandchildren Nicholas, Fallon and Gianna Gordy; brother Glenn Rogers and his wife Charlene; niece Stephanie Swift and her husband Troy, as well as a host of other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in Buddy's honor to Children's Medical Center Foundation for the Dell Children's Inpatient Rehabilitation Canine-Assist Therapy Endowment www.supportdellchildrens.org or to the Wounded Warrior Project at http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org to help injured veterans.
Arrangements under the care of Beck Funeral Home Cedar Park, Texas. 512-259-1610.
Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park
1700 E. Whitestone Cedar Park, TX 78613
Published in Houston Chronicle on May 25, 2014