In Memory of David Owen Rogers
Alan and Karen Register
David Owen Rogers, age 86 of Cedar Bluff, AL passed away Friday July 31, 2020 at his residence. *Memorial Service will be held Aug 8th 1pm at First Baptist Church sanctuary, Centre, AL. A private graveside burial will take place later at Veterans National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia.
Survivors include his wife, Melba Joy Lowe Rogers; daughter Karen Rogers Register (Alan) of Vestavia Hills, AL; daughter Laura Rogers Kubica (Scott) of Spencer, TN; son David Scott Rogers (Brandi) of Dacula, GA; 7 grandchildren; 4 great granddaughters. Also surviving, brother Charles Rogers III (Theresa) of Springfield, MA; sister-in-law Mary Lou Rogers of Boynton Beach, FL, and 7 nieces/nephews.
Dave was a native of Holyoke/Springfield, MA, raised his family in Atlanta, GA and at retirement, moved to Weiss Lake. He is predeceased by his father Charles Louis Rogers Jr., his mother Gladys Wylie Rogers and his brother Robert “Bob” Rogers.
David was very ambitious and had his own paper route grades 3-12. He earned Eagle Scout rank as a youth. He attended Holyoke High school,and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Civil Engineering. Dave was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, and the university’s Track Team. He served in the US Army Corp of Engineers. In his professional career, he was a member of the Fire Protection & Safety Engineer Society. Dave was employed by Monsanto, A&A, and AON International Insurance Brokers as VP and Account Executive. He loved his local church, serving as an ordained deacon, sunday school teacher, department director, camp counselor, and most recently, as cofounder and teacher for Friendship Sunday School class. He enthusiastically participated in many foreign mission trips. In retirement, Dave was an active volunteer with Carpenters for Christ, Lions Club, Boy Scout Troop 245, and American Red Cross Disaster Relief and Training. He loved the outdoors and served with the Nature Conservancy, volunteered at Little River Canyon State Park, and was a certified Master Gardner in Etowah and Cherokee Counties earning his Ruby Star for lifetime service hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be directed to either of the following:
Alabama State Parks Foundation- 64 Union Street Suite 538 Montgomery, Al 36104 (online at asparksfoundation.org) or
First Baptist Church Building Fund-300 East By-Pass, Centre, AL 35960