Obituary: Bobby Joe Rogers

Funeral Services for Bobby Joe Rogers, 67, of Athens are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Karen Belknap officiating. Interment will follow at Rome Cemetery near Athens.

Mr. Rogers passed away on October 6, 2017 in Tyler.

Bobby Joe Rogers was born April 2, 1950 in Athens, Texas the son of Mr. E.C. Rogers and Jottie Lee Ward Rogers. He joined the United States Army in 1967 and later re-enlisting to serve our country before being Honorably discharged. He was a self-employed steel building contractor and spent his career working hard for his family. Known as a family man, PaPa spent his extra time with his kids and grandkids who were the love of his life. “Doughboy” also enjoyed riding motorcycles when he had a chance. He will be missed greatly by all he knew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Fisk, Jackie Wilhelm and three brothers, Jimmy Rogers, Ray Rogers and Hilda Rogers.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Carolyn Rogers of Athens; three children, Tina Rogers of Athens, David Hodges and wife Jackie of Kaufman, Bobby James Rogers of Athens; four siblings, Elizabeth Boyd and husband LC of Athens, Dana Bryant and husband Joe of Malakoff, Marie Weisinger and husband Jerry of Athens, Roy Acuff Rogers of Athens; seven grandchildren, Zachery Hallmark and wife Kimberly, Courtney Rogers, Brennan Rogers, Maci Hodges, Baileigh Rogers, Zoe Rogers, Sadi Hodges and three great-grandchildren, Braxtyn Hallmark, Aubrey Hallmark and Owen Hallmark.

Pallbearers will be David Hodges, Bobby James Rogers, Tina Rogers, Brennan Rogers, Zachery Hallmark, Robby Weisinger, Hank Rogers and Darrell Kutcherousky.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home in Athens.

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