Donald H. Rogers, 78, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in a local hospital.
He attended the Liberty Baptist Church in Tennga, Ga. He retired from J & J Carpet of Dalton, Ga. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his friends. He was a well-known beekeeper most of his life. He enjoyed hunting with his beagles and was a small-scale farmer for many years.
He was the son of the late Albert B. Rogers and Mary Garrett Rogers. He was preceded in death by two sisters: Mildred Riggs and husband, Fred, and Gertrude Myers and husband, Herman.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Katherine Richardson Rogers of Cleveland; two children: Perry Rogers and wife, Janet, of Cleveland and Karen Partyka and husband, Joseph, of Marietta, Ga.; two grandchildren: Katie Rogers and Keri Rogers, both of Cleveland; brother, Arnold Rogers and wife, JoAnn, of Etowah; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. today, June 12, 2014, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Moore officiating.
Interment will follow in Old Ocoee Cemetery in Benton with his nephews: Tim Myers, Rick Myers, Glenn Riggs, Robert Sneed, Kipp Richardson and Eric Rogers serving as pallbearers. His great-nephew, Jake Rogers will serve as honorary pallbearer. The service will conclude with a white dove release ceremony.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Rogers family guest book at www.ralphbuckner.com.