He was born in Floyd County, November 6, 1935, son of the late David Homer and Myrtle Johnson Rogers. Rev. Rogers was a member of Dry Creek Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He had been a Baptist minister for over 46 years, preaching the Word of God to numerous congregations in Bartow, Gordon, Floyd, and Polk Counties. A master craftsman in woodworking and cabinetry, he was a gifted carpenter. Rev. Rogers was a loving father and a great friend to many. He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Rogers; four brothers, Donald Rogers, Douglas Rogers, Aubrey Rogers, and J D Rogers ; three sisters, Frances Welch, Gladys Wiley, and Fannie Bell Wooten.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Ruth Towe Rogers of Adairsville; three sons and daughter-in-law, Randy Rogers of Adairsville, Donnie Rogers of Covington, and Scotty and Christy Rogers of Adairsville; a daughter and son-in-law, Staci and Freddy Griffin of Adairsville; eight grandsons, four granddaughters, two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; two sisters, Charlotte Green of Adairsville and Mardine Brown Taylor of Rome; a brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Barbara Rogers of Rome and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 10, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Dry Creek Baptist Church, Adairsville, with Rev. Dewey Atchley, Rev. Randy Jackson, and Mr. Bob Langley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers include Bob Langley, Roy Davis, D. B. Leatherwood, Jimmy Page, Ovell Nation, Larry Towe, and George Jones.
The family will receive friends at Barton Funeral Home, Thursday evening from 3-9 p.m.
R. Dudley Barton and Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements.