Louis Charles Rogers Jr.
1933 - 2020
BORN
1933
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Louis Charles Rogers Jr., affectionately known as Chuck, was born on July 9, 1933 in Cairo, IL to Louis Charles Rogers and Mattie Love. Louis confessed at an early age. He was a faithful member of St. John Baptist Church until his recent illness. Louis graduated from East Saint Louis High School in 1953. He was a consensus high school All-American half-back. After graduation, he accepted an athletic scholarship in football and track to Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Chuck continued his athletic career while serving our country in the U.S. Army. His successful athletic career in college and the service inspired him to pursue coaching. He became a member of the Gary Roosevelt High School football and swimming coaching staff. Chuck's occupation and passion was fire-fighting. He was a member of the Gary Fire Department for forty years. Chuck also played on the Gary Fire Department basketball team. He retired as a Battalion Chief at station #4 "The Rock". Later, he became a member of the Fire Commission. Chuck's outgoing personality and love for helping people encouraged him to be an educator and active in the community. He taught Black Studies at West Side High School. He was also elected Precinct Committeeman in the 3rd District. He played an essential role in his wife's political career. Chuck enjoyed riding his motorcycle, cooking, jogging, gardening and cheering for the Chicago Bears. Chuck's smiles, laughter and caring for people made him respected by everyone he met. In 1955 Chuck married Earline Smith. To this union 2 children were born. He was also the father of Charles Walker and Ebony Rogers. Chuck made a peaceful transition into eternal life on Monday, December 7, 2020. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Earline Rogers, son Keith (Robin) Rogers, daughter Dara Rogers, brother Ray (Mae) Rogers, sisters Janice Murphy, Florence Rogers and Charlotte McClain. Grandchildren Rahman, Malcolm, Joy, Keith Jr., Emmett and Cameron and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Visitation Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 1 to 3:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Gary, IN. Memorial services are private. Please remember to wear masks when attending services.


Published by Post-Tribune on Dec. 11, 2020.
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May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Gretchen Green
Friend
December 24, 2020
I knew Coach from playing for Roosevelt back in 1993 and 94. He was an instant mentor and advisor to me and many of my teammates. For years to come, I would always look forward to seeing Ole Chuck whenever I was home from college. He always had words of wisdom for me to apply to my life that I member to this day. I will never forget that infamous laugh he had and that game show smile! I am truly thankful to Mrs. Rogers and his family for allowing Coach to be in our lives. He truly made his mark in this big head dude’s life Rest in Paradise Coach
Edward Tucker
Student
December 17, 2020
In loving memory of a warm and loving friend!
Albert Chester Jr.
Friend
December 16, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
WillieELewis
December 15, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Gwendolyn West
Friend
December 15, 2020
Sending our condolences to Earlene Rogers and families. Chuck will be missed, and may GOD comfort you at this time of need. Your friend Courtney and Beverly Bates...
Beverly Bates
Friend
December 15, 2020
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Mrs. Earlene Rogers, Keith, Dara and all of the Rogers and Smith families.
Coach Rogers was my first football coach. He really taught me how to play the game. I mean everything thing, the fundamentals, rules and the basics, running, blocking and tackling. He was such an inspiration to me that my senior year, when I signed my National Letter of Intent to play football at NIU (Northern Illinois Univ, I had to have him present. Because I felt like all that I was as a football player began with him. I Love and will never forget him.
Rest In Peace coach and look in on us from Tim to time.

Thomas (Ray) Crump III and Family.
Thomas R. Crump III
Friend
December 13, 2020
Prayers to you Earline and the entire family. May those precious memories feel the voids that you will encounter!
Love to each of you!
Jesse and Rosie Washington
Rosie G. Washington
Friend
December 13, 2020
As the days and weeks pass, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Chuck always had a smile and a caring heart that will be remembered always.
Patricia Smith
December 13, 2020
My deepest condolences to the Rogers family. Over the years we have become very close as family. I am always hear. Chuck will be missed. My fondest memory is with he and Earline dancing as we had a great time in AZ at West Alley BBQ. I'm always here for you guys! Much love!
Diann Dabney Crews
Family
December 12, 2020
DelReese Mays
December 12, 2020
Every time I interacted with Chuck and Earline or was in their presence I could feel the love, respect, and support they had for and gave each other. My heart goes out to Earline and the other family members. I encourage you to look to the hills from whence cometh your help. Cherish the memories; they are so precious.
Dr. Vernon G. Smith
December 12, 2020
To the family,

Chuck's at peace. Think of the good times and smile. For comfort
read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15,17,19,20,22. Chuck and I would talk from time to time wayy back in the day. May The Creator bring you peace during this time.
Michael & Ermalene Gault Sr
December 11, 2020
LaToya Abercrombie
December 11, 2020
Condolences to "Senator" Earline and family. Chuck was a valued friend neighbor and servant of our city. Continued strength t. barnes
THOMAS BARNES
Neighbor
December 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Coach Rogers will missed. He was a very nice teacher at West Side.
West Side Class 1973
Cathy Russell
Student
December 11, 2020
Thank you for your BIG LOVE that stretched all the way to Texas.
Walter Humphrey
Family
December 11, 2020
To: Earline and family:
My sincere condolences go out to you and your family on Chuck's recent passing. Chuck was a well respected Battalion Chief and co-worker when I was on the Gary Fire Department in the early '70s. More importantly, Chuck was a good person and will be missed by those of us who knew him well.
Sincerely,
Gregory A. Smith, MPA
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Gregory and Dorothy Smith
Coworker
December 11, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Jesse Crowder
Coworker
December 11, 2020
Praying for your family and friends. Thanks for your service
MYRTLE B MATEEN
Acquaintance
December 11, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
scott lindsey
Acquaintance
December 11, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Emerson & Mary K Pearson-McCoy
Friend
December 11, 2020
Earline,
Chuck was one of the nicest individuals I have known. He always had that wonderful smile, caring nature and respect for others. You are not alone in your loss. Our prayers and warm thoughts are with you, Keith, Dara and the other members of your family during this time of sorrow.
Christine Clay & Rudy Jr.
Friend
December 10, 2020
Earlene and family, I offer you all my deepest sympathy during this difficult moment of beareavement.
May the precious memories of your dear loved one bring you peace and consulation. God bless you all.
Min. Carl Gary IHS
Acquaintance
December 10, 2020
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