JAMES DOUGLAS ROGERS, 78, of Brownwood, TX
passed away on Feb. 5, 2021, with burial in the
Alameda Cemetery near Ranger, TX.
Doug was born on April 8, 1942 at Ranger General
Hospital in Ranger, TX to J D Rogers and Naomi
Weekes. He attended and graduated from Ranger
High School in 1960 and went on to attend Texas
Tech until he was drafted into the U.S. Navy.
Doug married Sharon Brown (RHS-1965) in July of
1970 at Mesquite & Rusk Church of Christ and
began a life together that blessed them with 3
children. Doug coached his oldest son's baseball
team and then he coached the U10 soccer team
with his oldest son again. He did not know
anything about the game in the beginning. Morris
Horton and Doug took this team to the Championship
game in Dallas and won. Doug loved watching his
own kids in their sporting events like basketball,
baseball, gymnastics, football, track, and cheer-
leading. Work would sometimes interfere. When
he retired, he tried hard not to miss any of his
grandchildren's activities. That was the delight
in his retirement life. He loved his grands
immensely. Doug loved his profession as a market
guy. He started out with JRB's in 1971. He ended
up as a market supervisor before Mr. Beadel sold
out. Then he was one of the vice-presidents of
Sav-On Food. This man never knew anything but hard
work as he raised a peanut crop at the age of 10.
He was the president of the Lions Booster Club from
1988-1990, Kiwanis Club, and Rotarian member, former
Deacon at Ranger Mesquite and Rusk Church of Christ
and Austin Avenue Church of Christ.
Doug was always volunteering. He loved to cook & was
volunteering to cook briskets for church especially,
but also youth activities. Barbequing was his passion.
He never regretted his service time. When asked after
he became so ill about his service time, he would
reply, ?I?d do it again, we saved a lot of lives.
Doug is survived by his wife Sharon Rogers of Brownwood;
sons, Scott Rogers & wife Liisa of Prosper and Jeffrey
Rogers of Nederland; daughter Jennifer Hutchins and
husband Brent of Bangs; mother-in-law Salata Brown of
Ranger; 5 grandchildren, Skylar, Raylee & Hunter Hutchins,
Cooper & Dylan Rogers; several nieces, nephews & cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J.D. and Naomi
Rogers; brothers, David Rogers (RHS-1962) & Dwight Rogers