Rogers, Woodrow

Woodrow Rogers
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Woodrow Wilson Rogers Jr., 72, of Crawfordville, Ind., formerly of Melrose, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2004.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1932, in Melrose, to Woodrow Wilson Sr. and Pauline Rogers.

He worked on the L.L. ranch southwest of Melrose before joining the Army during the Korean war. He was discharged from the Army and then joined the Navy where he spent the next 17 years. He retired after 20 years of service to his country. Family members said he was ready to work wherever he was needed. He worked as a cook on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico and at the Huntsville, Texas prison. However, his favorite job was sheriff in Melrose.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Don and Douglas Rogers.

Survivors include four sons, Clifford, Paul, Joe and Woodrow Rogers III; four brothers, Jimmy Rogers (and wife, Norma) and Mickey Rogers (Karla), all of Clovis, Bobbie Rogers (Mary) of Pensacola, Fla., and Malcolm Rogers (Deanne) of Keller, Texas; a sister-in-law, Sue Rogers of Roswell; seven granddaughters; a grandson; nine nephews; and six nieces.

Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements are by Powers-Priebe Funeral Home of Crawfordville, Ind.