Rev. Rogers Smith, Sr., 79, of Beaumont died Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2013 at St. John Baptist Church with burial at Magnolia Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. at the church on Saturday. Public viewing,Friday, 1/18/2013 from 12 noon - 5:00 p.m at Mercy Funeral Home. Survivors are: five children, Rogers Smith, Jr. (Jackie), Royce Trent Smith, Sr. (Peggy), Rodwick Smith (Innerica), Prentence Penny Smith-Johnson, all of Beaumont, and Romauld Todd Smith (Chinita) of Missouri City; three brothers, Morris Smith, Sr. and Herbert Smith both of Beaumont, Horace Smith, Sr. of Opelousas, La.; one sister, Eleanor Jackson of Opelousas, La.; (8) grandchildren, (4) great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and many friends.