V. E. ROGERS, 80, passed away on June 3, 2014 of a heart attack while on a deep sea fishing trip. He was born January 31, 1934 to William and Ellen Rogers of Lock Haven, PA.
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V.E. Rogers served his country in the US Navy from 1950-1954. He then joined the Houston Fire Dept. in 1955 and continued to serve the community for over 30 years as a firefighter. He was appointed to Fire Chief of the Houston Fire Dept. in 1978 and retired in 1984. He was well respected by his peers and never quit working after his "retirement." VE was constantly busy whether it was improving real estate, building warehouses, helping others or simply sharing the fruit from his local garden. He was a Super-fantastic man who touched many lives and will never be forgotten. His passion for hard work and the great outdoors will be a lasting legacy on those closest to him. He also thrived on learning anything he could up to his final day. The family thanks God for sharing this wonderful man with all of us for 80 years and that he was called home while doing something that he loved.
He is survived by his loving wife, Georgia; his daughter Debbie Rogers; his son Vern Rogers, Jr.; his step-daughter, Michelle Mayes and her husband James; his six grandchildren Michael, Scott, John and Allen Rogers and James and Mackenzie Mayes; brother Dick Rogers and his wife Lois; sister, Dorothy; and his beloved dog Brandy Lynn.
He is preceded in death by his son William R. Rogers, three brothers and three sisters.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, June 9, 2014 in The Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. The funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 am on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the Sanctuary at Houston's First Baptist Church, 7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. Interment will follow at Houston National Cemetery.
Donations in Mr. Rogers memory may be made to a
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 8, 2014