Jerry Don Atwater (Rogers), of Alamogordo, NM, age 58, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday September 17, 2013 at UMC in Lubbock, TX. Jerry was born July 7, 1955, to James and Wynona Atwater (Skaggs). He went under the name Jerry Rogers during his schools years and graduated from Clovis High School Class of 1973. He bravely served his country in the US Navy for a brief stint of his life.
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He was a happy man with a heart of gold. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and all things outdoors. His pride and joy was his son and granddaughters. He is survived by his son Jimmy Atwater and wife Debbie of Clovis, 2 sisters, Cindy Westerman of Hobbs, Patty Rogers and husband Steve of Clovis, 3 brothers, Billy Rogers and wife Leigh Anne of Hobbs, Terry Rogers and wife Karen of Alamogordo, Chad Atwater of Milton, WA, 3 granddaughters, Hailey, Hailyn, and Harper of Clovis, Uncle Wayland Price of Clovis, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his grandparents Dwight and Ivy Atwater of Anaheim Landing, CA, Hollis and Thelma Price of Clovis, and Aunt Doris Green.
He loved his family and his life more than anything. He will be dearly missed by many people. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held for Jerry on Saturday September 21, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the VFW Post 3280, 200 W. Grand in Clovis. Please dress country/casual. A potluck with the family will be held there afterwards.
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Sept. 20, 2013