Donald Eugene Rogers, Sr., 73, of Tovey, died at 9:30 am on Friday, December 13, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1940 in Springfield to James Charles and Myrtle Ruby Hurley Rogers, Sr. He married Dorothy Smith on April 20, 1985. His parents, one brother Gary Dean Rogers and one stepson Michael Campbell preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Rogers; one daughter, Donna (Don) Skowronski of Springfield; two sons, Donald (Jennifer) Rogers, Jr. of Nashville, TN and Ernest Nelson Rogers, Sr. of Rembert, S.C.; three stepsons, Bob (Melissa) Campbell of Andrew, Jody (Linda) Campbell and Terry (Michelle) Campbell both of Springfield; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, James Charles Rogers, Jr. of Mesa, AZ and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was a resident of Tovey since 1995 and had formerly lived in Springfield, Tallula and Petersburg. Don was a member of Teamsters Laborers Local #916. He was a member of the US Marine Corps for five years and was a veteran of the US Air Force and retired after 16 years, seven months and 8 days of service. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Taylorville and a life member of the DAV #115, VFW 4495 and was also a member of the American Legion #2910. He loved working on cars, enjoyed fishing, hunting when he was younger, loved cooking out and spending time with his family and friends.
Visitation: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1:00 pm, Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Gifford officiating. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery where the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.
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