Charles D. Rogers
Shreveport, LA - Charles D. Rogers passed away at home on July 5, 2013. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Osborn Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel. Dennis Sims of Ellerbe Road Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery, St. Vincent Ave.
Charles was born August 13, 1924, in Mount Olive, Mississippi to Eva Mae Roberts and James Reese Rogers. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He graduated from Centenary College and was a member of the Gentry Club. He married the love of his life, Bette Ross Woody on August 4, 1951, and they were the first to ever wed at the North Highland Methodist Church.
He had a long career in automobile sales with AC-Delco, a division of General Motors, which took them to live in many cities such as Houston, Memphis, San Francisco and Los Angeles. He retired as Regional Manager with AC-Delco and returned to Shreveport to be near his family.
Better known to family as Pops and known as Chuck to friends, one of his most favorite past-times was to ride his tractor and working in his garden growing vegetables for friends and family. His passion was his garage and working on his many vintage automobiles.
He was predeceased in death by his parents, Eva Mae Roberts and James Reese Rogers. He is survived by his wife, Bette; his two sons, Charles Ross Rogers and his wife, Cary, Richard Carl Rogers and his wife, Teresa; his five grandchildren who he dearly loved, Woody Robert Rogers, Samuel Ross Rogers, Wendy Nicole Rogers, Kelsey Rachelle Laudenheimer (Rogers) and Christy Rene Garcia (Rogers); and two great-grandchildren, Avery Rene Cohen and Brylee Sophia Laudenheimer.
Serving as pallbearers will be Reed Corley, Claude Corley, Robert Corley, Will Jensen, Mike Rogers and Woody Rogers. Honorary pallbearers will be Andy Andrews, Barney Moore and Jimmy Rogers.
The family would like to extend their gratitude for the special care he received from his caregivers, Deloise Carter and Shannon Mott.
Published in Shreveport Times from July 8 to July 9, 2013