Marvin Lawrence Rogers, 76, born on August 31, 1942
and passed away on Saturday, June 29th, 2019
at Bayfront Health Hospital in Brooksville,
Florida following a long hard 10 year battle with COPD.
Marvin served his country for six years
before being honorably discharged in 1967.
He assisted his father-in-law James Mercer with his nursery/landscape
business in Clearwater, Florida for over 15 years.
In January 1980, Marv entered into the Cable Television
industry and worked in the Construction &
Engineering department with TCI/Time Warner until he
retired in 1999. Throughout his life, he was an
active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
The American Legion, Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks, Loyal Order of Moose and Florida
Fraternal Order of Eagles. He hosted many
charitable BBQ’s & Karaoke Shows benefiting
various community outreaches. He enjoyed
orchestrating family gatherings and was considered
the Patriarch of his family. He had a passion
for living life to the fullest, loved the outdoors,
gardening, genealogy, music and his grandkids.
He was born and raised in Sanford, North Carolina.
He is preceded in death by his Parents: John Calvin
and Alma Alice Powers-Rogers, Siblings: John, Rebecca, Frank,
Sadie, Preddy (Walker), James (Pug), Charles, Sue, Mary Ruth and Roy.
He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 57 years, Carol J. Mercer Rogers.
Son John M. Rogers (Angie), Daughters: Donna Taylor (Daniel),
Marvalyn Brown (Ruben) and Rhonda Oakes (Bob).
Grandchildren: Ashley, Ashton, Austin, Ayden,
Cassie, Jacob, Makayla, Michael. Great-grandchildren: Everleigh, Julianna and two
new little ones on the way. Brother Johnnie M. Rogers (Betty) Sisters: Bertha Hicks, Margaret McBryde,and Pearl Castleberry (Carl). Many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended
family, great friends and his hound dog, S’mores.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Sanford Free Will Holiness Church 3000 Lemon Springs Rd., Sanford, North Carolina 27332. A Private burial service will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to:
The COPD Foundation
Or The DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trusthttps://cst.dav.org/ Family and friends are encouraged to share their memories at:
(website for funeral home)