Rue Porter Rogers

Friday, September 23, 2016
Rue Porter Rogers

Rue Porter Rogers 89, of Piggott, Ark., passed away September 21, 2016, at Unity Hospital in Searcy Ark.

He was born on September 22, 1926, on the farm where he grew up and lived in Crockett, Ark., and was the son of the late Lewis Edgar and Bulah (Hill) Rogers.

He was united in marriage to the late Ruby Olive McReynolds on Oct. 21, 1951.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Elbert Druie Rogers and Allison Wayne Rogers; two sisters, Virginia Florine Sherraden and Janavee Snure along with two sons, David Charles Rogers and Ben Arthur Rogers.

Rue Porter, who was named after a highly respected preacher, was a member of the Church of Christ. He taught in the Piggott School System for 35 years after serving in the United States Army.

He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Marcy Rogers of Macomb, Ill.; his daughters, Beth (Rogers) Brewer of Macomb and Ru Anne Rogers of Little Rock; his sons, Brent Wood Rogers of Japan and Edgar Lewis Rogers of Sherwood, Ark.; nine grandchildren and many other friends and relatives.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. in the Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home chapel in Piggott. A private burial will be held at 9 a.m. at Rogers Cemetery for family and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Japan Fund, (Brent's work in Japan) by sending to Cloverdale Church of Christ, 3000 East Park Avenue, Searcy, Ark., 72143, for the Rogers Japan Fund, or to the Paragould Children's Home, 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Ark., 72450.