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Tommy Rogers

Posted: Monday, Apr 29th, 2013

Tommy Rogers, 87, died this month in Cleveland, Tenn. Born Aug. 26, 1925, to Oscar and Hallie Rogers, Tommy came to Wyoming from Tennessee as a campground host for the Bureau of Land Management.

A veteran of World War II, Tommy was involved in the Red Cross as a teacher of first aid and CPR. He was a four-gallon blood donor and a member of the local disaster committee. He was devout and shared his faith by teaching the adult Sunday school class while singing in the choir and maintaining the church cemetery for years.

For much of his life, Tommy was a dairy farmer, school bus driver or long distance trucker, a job that took him all over the country.

He is survived by his wife Leona (Lackey) Rogers, daughters Alice Rogers and Eve Corbitt, of Cleveland, and sons Glen Rogers, of LaVergne, Tenn., and William Rogers, of Cullowhee, N.C. Tommy also left behind eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as sisters Ellen Jean McSpadden and Martha Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Edward Rogers, sister Mary Elizabeth Moore and son George Rogers.

A memorial service was held Sunday in Cleveland. Per his request, his body was donated to science. Donations in his memory may be sent to Beth Baptist Church, c/o Anna Jane Goodwin, 184 Tunnel Hill Rd, Cleveland, TN 37311.

For the complete article see the 04-30-2013 issue.

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