Douglas Neil Rogers
Douglas Neil Rogers was born Aug. 31, 1943, in Mammoth Spring, Ark., the son of the late Ralph Neil Rogers and Helen Daisy Vincent Rogers. He died on July 11, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 63 years.
He was married June 3, 1964, at Salem, to Wilma Jean Janes.
Doug enjoyed life and was an avid sportsman. While attend- ing college, he enjoyed playing college baseall.?He was an accomplished golfer and fisherman and along with his son, had fished in many bass tournaments. He was a member of the Team Bass Association, a member of BASS?Federation, the National Wild Turkey Fed-eration, Central ?Pro-Am Associa-tion and the FLW Oudoors. He was currently serving on the Fulton County Farm Bureau Board of Directors.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam Era. ?He was a trainman, employed by Burlington Northern Railroad until health forced early retirement.
He was a member of the Mammoth Spring Church of Christ. Doug was a devoted husband, a loving and caring father and grandfather and a friend to all.
He is survived by: his wife, Wilma of Mammoth Spring; one son, Wesley Rogers and wife, Vicki of Mammoth Spring; one grandson, Weston Andrew Rogers of Mammoth Spring; one brother, Ronald Wayne Rogers of Kettle Falls, Wash.; one sister, Darlene Vincent of Mammoth Spring; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leonard and Faye Janes of Thayer; his special cousin, Birdie Rogers of Cave City, Ark.; nephews, Anthony Rogers, Ronald Rogers Jr. and Shawn Vincent; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Helen Rogers.
Graveside services were held on July 14 at the Riverside Cemetery at Mammoth Spring with Lee Moses officiating. Arrange-ments were under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.
Pallbearers were Brian Barton, Birdie Rogers, Kevin Jones, Bob Ellison, Barry Aldridge.
Honorary pallbearers were Terry Stone, Leonard Pickle and Joe Roberson.