Wayne Rogers, 82 of Detroit

Albert Wayne Rogers, 82 of Detroit, died on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at his home.  Funeral Services have been scheduled for Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 am in the Central Presbyterian Church, 309 South Church Street, Paris, Texas with Pastor David Darrow officiating.  Burial will follow at 2:00 pm in Bogata Cemetery.  Wood Funeral Homes, Bogata have charge of the arrangements.  The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5-6pm at the funeral home, and an hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Mr. Rogers was born in the Hill Country on December 29, 1934 to Norris Mathis and Frances Julia Rogers.  When he was 4, they moved to Lubbock.  In February of his 2nd grade, they moved to Abernathy, Texas and he graduated in 1953.  He excelled in football, basketball, and track.  After graduation, he was offered a scholarship to Texas Tech.  He chose to go to Abilene Christian College as a walk-on and was offered a football scholarship.  He also played basketball and ran track.  The next year he repeated process at Arlington State College where he was again given a scholarship.  He suffered an injury to his foot during a game so he returned to Abernathy and worked for his dad, who was a cotton farmer.  Mr. Rogers worked in the Heating and Air Conditioning Field prior to his retirement.  He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Rogers of Detroit; daughters, Glenna Rogers of DFW and Gayna Yeager of Carollton; son, Tom Rogers and wife, Lupe of Grapevine; son, Sam Wilkerson and wife, Michelle of Mansfield; Lisa Allen and husband Coy of Detroit; Angelia Lewis of Bogata; special adopted children, Craig and Frances Fletcher; brother, James Mack Rogers and wife, Cheryl of Sherman; sister, Jean Bay of Killeen; grandchildren, Amber Rogers, Logan Rogers and wife, Courteney; Julia Rogers, Aeriel Yeager, Ian Yeager, Samantha Allen, Lane Allen, Jessica Lewis, Michael Lewis, Cory Lewis, and Sydney Triplett-Wilkerson; honorary grandchildren, Katy Davis and husband, Casey and Dolan Fletcher; great grandchildren, Harold [Skip} Hunter IV, and Arley Davis; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Rogers was preceded in death by a son, William [Matt} Mathis Rogers, his parents; sister, Joyce White; brothers-in-law, O’Teamous White and Marvin Bay; grandchildren, Alan Wilkerson and Angel Allen.

Online Condolences may be sent to www.woodfuneralhomes.com






  1. Sam Wilkerson Family says:

    We will miss you Pawpa Wayne.

    Love the Wilkerson family

  2. Sarah Ragsdill says:

    Cheryl so sorry to hear about Wayne. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Skaggs says:

    Wayne was such a good man and a joy to be around. Eventhough its been years since you moved from Irving, we have not forgotten the two of you. Sending our love & prayers.
    Billy and Nancy Skaggs

  4. Jim Osborne says:

    I would like to share my deepest sympathy to all the family.

  5. Jim Osborne says:

    I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family, and my God Bless.

  6. Thomas Belew says:

    Wayne was so much fun! He was our honorary choir member at Central Presbyterian….he sat outside the choir room and listened each Wednesday as we rehearsed. Wayne just beamed when Cheryl played the piano at church. I’m glad that I got to know him and surely will miss him.
    Thomas Belew

  7. Bonnie Porterfield Dickson says:

    Hi Cheryl. It’s been a long time. I have been seeing you on Facebook and was aware that your husband has been sick for a while and in need of prayer. I was sorry to see that you lost him. He must have been a very special man and gifted in sports. I hope you and your family can adapt to your life without him easily. I lost my husband almost 3 years ago and life is sure different without him. I will keep you in my prayers and I hope we can stay in touch.
    God Bless You and your family,
    Bonnie Porterfield Dickson

  8. Don and Shirley Paxton says:

    Wayne and I go back a ways. We played together. We went to church and school together and graduated at the same time. Even got in to trouble together at least once and maybe more. I was in his home and he was in mine. There was a time we were very close friends. However, time and distance took its toll. I still thought of him often. About two weeks ago, we received a post from Mack. It showed a picture of Mack and Wayne visiting in his home. It was good to see him once again even though it was just a picture. Tonight, I was saddened when Shirley showed me the post of his passing. But, it brought back fond memories of Wayne and the Rogers family. I thought of Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and their lives and their faithfulness to the church and to God. I thought of Joyce, Jean and, more recently, Mack and his ministry in the church. I can only say with the song writer:
    Thank you for giving to the Lord.
    I am a life that was changed.
    Thank you for giving to the Lord.
    I am so glad that you gave.

    Our prayers are with you,
    Don and Shirley Paxton, Arlington, TX

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