Walter L. Rogers

Mr. Walter L. Rogers,79, of Lake City, Fl., passed away on Friday, March 07, 2014 at the VA Hospital of Lake City, after an extended illness.
Born on March 9, 1934 in Columbia County to the late Walter and Myrtice Kennedy Rogers. After graduating from Columbia High School in 1952, he joined the Untied States Army and served his country in the Korean War. After he retired from the Army, he went into the real estate business in Lake City and retired in 2011. He was the past president of the Lake City Realtor Association, and the past president of the Century 21 Association for North Florida two terms. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years Maria K. Rogers, of Lake City, son; Walter Leon Rogers Jr., of Lake City, sister; Mary Bell Houston, of Valdosta, GA., brother; Arnold Rogers (Betty), of Lake City. He also leaves behind eight surviving grandchildren.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Gateway- Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ralph Rodriguez officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Suwannee County. Visitation with the family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the funeral home. In honor of Mr. Rogers you may in lieu of flowers donate to the St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN. 38105 or Fisher House Foundation Inc., 111 Rockville Place Suite 420, Rockville, MD. 20850. Arrangements are under the direction of
GATEWAY-FOREST LAWN FUNERAL HOME, 3596 S. U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, FL., 32025, (386) 752-1954. Please leave words of love and comfort for the family at

Funeral Home

Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home
3596 South Highway 441  Lake City, FL 32025
(386) 752-1954

Published in Lake City Reporter on Mar. 9, 2014