Dr. Jolly Herschel Rogers died on Sept. 14.
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He was a retired veterinarian and commercial fishing boat captain, University of Georgia graduate, born in Cuthbert, GA. Owned veterinary practices in Tampa, Pinellas Park and Crawfordville. Over his lifetime, he enjoyed a variety of hobbies that included racing hydroplanes, go-kart racing, scuba diving, spear fishing, hunting, building and flying radio controlled airplanes.
He was recently widowed from his wife, June Rogers.
He was predeceased by his parents, Herschel Rogers and Dorothy Williams Rogers.
Survivors include his children, Pam Rogers Herring of Birmingham, Ala., Bill Rogers of Crawfordville, and Luke Rogers of Tallahassee; his stepchildren, Barbara Taylor of Laurel Hill, Debra Knotts of Birmingham, Ala., Kelly Dykes of Crawfordville, and Karol Shepherd of Crawfordville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. in the Dogwood Room at Wakulla Springs State Park.
Published in The Wakulla News on Oct. 11, 2012